Information for Faculty

Welcome to the J. Paul Leonard Library. We look forward to working with you. If your questions are not answered here, please contact us for assistance.

Once you have your SF State OneCard ID, come to the Book Pickup & Checkout Desk to get registered. Registration and signing up for Library accounts will allow you to check out and renew books, order books from other libraries via Link+ and ILLiad. Use you University login to access library databases from off campus. Most new and returning faculty don't need to register, but the Registrar may not tell us about many part-time and special hires, so you may need to visit us at least one time.

Information that may be of special interest to SF State Faculty includes:

  • Course Reserves in the Library 
    For faculty members who want to put physical or digital materials on reserve for their students, there are several options
  • Library Support for Courses
    Which includes an overview of research guides for students, recommended guidelines for class research assignments, and bringing your students to the Library during your class period for hands-on practice
  • Library Liaisons 
    Subject Librarians – primary contacts to Departments and Programs
  • Library Research Guides 
    Basic help for topics, skills, and some courses 
  • Finding Journals and Articles
    Basic Research Guide for using Library resources
  • Faculty Borrowing
    How many, how long, and other fun facts
  • Link+ & ILLiad
    Borrowing Items from Other Libraries
  • Contact Us
    Including requesting Books & Media, giving us feedback and reporting problems