Research Commons

Large computer study area on the 1st Floor, typically open 24 hours. Sign in to use computers with University ID number. SF State OneCard required to print or photocopy. Six Group Study Rooms that can be reserved are located here.

Digital Media Studio | Lib 280 | Research Commons | Study Commons

Help Desk

1st Floor |  Regular Hours | Holidays & Exceptions | (415) 338-1854

  • Basic computer and software help
  • Copier help
  • Group study room assistance
  • Laptop checkout & return
  • Printing help
  • Report problems
  • Wi-Fi help

Computers & Software

Mac Software | PC Software

SF State

Approximately 115 desktop computers, both Macs and PCs, for current SF State students, staff and faculty. Sign in with SF State ID. Two-hour sessions, usually with unlimited renewals.

2-Hour

Members of the general public can use the two-hour computers by signing up for a Guest ID at the Book Checkout & Pickup Desk on the 1st floor.

Laptops

Wifi Access | Agreement

4-Hour

Software on 4 Hour Laptops

Approximately 100 Apple and 100 Dell laptops for use by current SF State students, staff and faculty. Must sign agreement and have SF State ID. Borrow for up to 4 hours per day. Use anywhere on campus. Installation of additional software is not allowed.

Extended use Laptops

Software on Extended Use Laptops

Approximately 75 Apple and 75 Dell laptops for use by current SF State students, staff and faculty. Must sign agreement and have SF State ID. These laptops are older and not as powerful as the 4-hour laptops. Borrow for up to 28 days. Use on or off campus. Installation of additional software is allowed.

Printing

Print from any desktop or laptop, even your own.

Download software to print from your laptop.

Pay with SF State OneCard. More information about printing.

Scanners

There are approximately 20 basic Epson scanners and 2 Epson XL scanners in Research Commons. 

Group Study Rooms

Room Information

Six group study rooms for 2-6 people. Large screen and MediaScape Minis for displaying laptop screens. Available any time Research Commons is open.

Quiet Study

Quiet study room for individual study. Available any time Research Commons is open. Groups should book a group study room, or use the group study area on the 2nd floor. More quiet study available in Study Commons on the Ground Floor and on the 4th floor.

Contact

(415) 338-1854
Form more information contact Chris Novak or Kim Wong.
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