Extended Hours in Student Center

The Cesar Chavez Student Center presents Final Stretch Spring 2013

The Center will be open extended hours: 10pm to 7am Monday, May 13, through Friday, May 24th. The Cesar Chavez Center will open to provide an extended home during the last week of classes and final exams period for studying, relaxation and services.

Free Coffee

Late Night Coffee by Taqueria Girasol: Monday, May 13th  through Thursday, May 23rd
10pm – 1am

Free Supplies

Test Supplies and Swag

Info Center Finals Giveaway:

May 14th, 15th, and 16th 10am – 3pm

Student_center logo


Add comment May 10th, 2013

Friends of the Leonard Library Annual Meeting

Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Time: 02:00 PM
04:00 PM

Location: Room 121, J. Paul Leonard Library

Sponsor: Friends of the Leonard Library

Contact: William Bonds

E-mail: fol@sfsu.edu

Phone: (415) 338-2408

After the short business meeting, Robert Cherny, professor emeritus of history, will give a lecture on “Victor Arnautoff: Art and Politics on Three Continents, 1896-1979.”

Add comment May 6th, 2013

Gavin Newsom Book Discussion & Signing May 9

The Library is hosting a conversation with Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom about his recently published book Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government on Thursday, May 9, from 2:00-3:30 p.m., in the Special Collections Reading Room on the 4th floor of the Library. Jerry Eisman, Director of SF State’s Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, will begin the conversation with Gavin Newsom, followed by a question and answer period with the audience.
Copies of Gavin Newsom’s book will be available for purchase. During and following the book signing there will be a reception in the 4th floor area outside the Special Collections Reading Room.


Add comment April 30th, 2013

Sutro Library: A Legacy Realized


The San Francisco Branch of the California State Library

Sutro Library: A Legacy Realized
Celebrating Adolph Sutro’s 183rd Birthday.
Monday, April 29, 2013 from 1 – 3p.m.

J. Paul Leonard- Sutro Library
5th Floor Reading Room
San Francisco State University
1630 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132

Visual Presentation of Adolph Sutro’s Life
Question and Answer Session with Sutro Library Staff and Volunteers

Guest Speaker: California Scholar, Executive Director of the California State Library Foundation, and Emeritus Curator of Special Collections for the California State Library, Gary Kurutz. He will discuss: “From Pillar to Post: the Peregrinations of the Sutro Library, 1913-2013.”

Sponsored by the California State Library Foundation

With special thanks to the volunteers of the Sutro Library

Add comment April 24th, 2013

ILLiad Unavailable Friday, April 26th

ILLiad, one of the Library systems that allows students, faculty and staff to borrow books not available in the Leonard Library from other libraries, will be unavailable during a software upgrade on Friday, April 25th, 7am – 6pm.


Add comment April 23rd, 2013

Additional Computers Available

Room 280, on the second floor in the library, is open for walk-in computer use for SF State Students, Faculty and Staff.
Monday – Thursday, 5pm – 10pm

Not available when room is reserved for instruction.



Add comment April 18th, 2013

Spring Recess Hours

Mar 22 Friday Leonard Library, Research & Study Commons CLOSE at 6PM
Mar 23 – 24 Sat – Sun Leonard Library
Research & Study Commons
Mar 25 – 29 Mon – Fri Leonard Library & Research Commons Open 8AM – 5PM
Study Commons CLOSED
Digital Media Studio (students) CLOSED
(avail. by request)
Booksale Room CLOSED
Peet’s Coffee & Tea Open Mon – Thurs 8am – 5pm,
Fri 8am – 4pm
Research Assistance Available by appointment
 Mar 25-
Apr 1
 Mon – Mon  Accessible Commons  CLOSED
Mar 30-31 Sat & Sun Leonard Library, Research & Study Commons CLOSED
Apr 1 Monday Leonard Library, Research & Study Commons,
Sutro Library
Apr 2 Tuesday Leonard Library, Research & Study Commons Open at 8am

Library Hours

Add comment March 22nd, 2013

Labor Archive Photo Exhibit

Marching Through History
with Cesar Chavez and
the Farm Workers

A Photo Documentary
by Cathy Murphy

This powerful exhibit captures life in the fields and on the line for Cesar Chavez and members of the United Farm Workers (UFW). An official UFW photographer, Cathy Murphy was also very close to Chavez and her intimate images offer a human portrait of this iconic hero.

April 2 to September 30, 2013

Opening April 2, 5:00 to 7:00pm

J. Paul Leonard Library Gallery
San Francisco State University
1630 Holloway Avenue, Room 460
San Francisco, CA 94132

Add comment March 22nd, 2013

Computer Login Change

A LIBRARY PIN will be required
to Login to Computers
Monday, February 25!

If you don’t already have a PIN
OR you forgot your PIN 

• Go to: library.sfsu.edu
• Click on:
“Library Account / PIN”
under Quick Links

Add comment February 13th, 2013

Library Now Offers “OneSearch”

The Library now offers a new search tool on the Library home page called OneSearch. By entering search terms in the OneSearch box, you can search almost all of the content available in over 200 databases as well as the Library Catalog simultaneously. Your search can include all fields, or only author, title or subject.  You can also focus your search by types of sources, for example, the Library Catalog for books and media, or Articles and Databases.  While this search tool does not replace searching specific individual databases appropriate to your topic or subject area, it facilitates discovery of sources and databases relevant to an area of research or interdisciplinary topic.  Try it out and click on the feedback link to let us know what you think.

Add comment February 7th, 2013

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