The Special Collections Gallery

The J. Paul Leonard Library Special Collections Gallery is the primary exhibit venue designed to showcase the Library’s Special Collections & Archives. Located on the fourth floor, adjacent to the Special Collections & Archives Reading Room, the Gallery presents a minimum of two exhibitions throughout the year. Exhibition proposals from faculty, staff, students, and the community that engage with the University’s collections, history, arts and culture, and curriculum are encouraged.

For more information about the Library’s exhibition program and exhibits policy, including guidelines for proposals, please review the content provided in the links below.

Exhibits | Exhibit Program


Monday-Friday: 1-5pm
or by appointment
Holidays and Exceptions





Bianca Finley Alper
Visual Resource Specialist     
(415) 338-2633        
Staff Directory




Special Collections Gallery
J. Paul Leonard Library
1630 Holloway Avenue, Room 462
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA 94132