Help Desks

Need help using the Library? Visit one of these help desks to get your questions answered.

Book Checkout & Pickup Desk

Located on the 1st floor, near the entrance to the Main Library. Checkout most Library materials, including items requested through Link+, ILLiad and materials put on Reserves by instructors. Get information about fines and fees, get help setting up your Library PIN and register for a guest account if you are not a current SF State student, faculty or staff member. Library Lost & Found is also located here. Hours

Digital Media Studio / MakerSpace

Located on the 2nd floor. Get help using the 3D printers and other MakerSpace services and to sign up for Lynda.com. Get information on using specialized software for digital media, design and 3D modeling. Borrow video cameras, tripods, light kits and more. Get help printing to the large format printer, color tabloid printer and standard black and white printers. Digital Media Studio / MakerSpace information. Hours

Library Administration

Located on the 3rd Floor in LIB 340. Report problems with the Library building or services. Get information about student, staff and faculty jobs and about reserving the Events Room, Library instruction rooms and the Library conference room. Library Administration information. Hours

Research Assistance Desk

Located on the 1st floor, near the entrance to the Main Library. Get help from a Librarian on how to get started, or how to go deeper, with your research for a specific assignment or for your own interests. More options for getting research assistanceHours.

Research Commons

Located on the 1st Floor, near the Holloway entrance. Get help borrowing a Laptop, reserving Group Study Rooms, and with basic computer and software questions. Get help printing to standard black and white and color printers and with using copiers and scanners. Report problems with technology in the Library, including WiFi access. Research Commons information. Hours

Study Commons

Located on the Ground Floor near the elevators. Get help reserving Group Study Rooms and with basic computer and software questions. Get help printing to standard black and white and color printers and with using copiers and scanners. Report problems with technology in the Library, including WiFi access. Study Commons informationHours

3rd Floor Help Desk

Located on the 3rd Floor near the elevators. Get help with basic research questions, the use of Microfiche and Microform Readers and with finding books on the 3rd and 4th floors.