About the Library

Most spaces in the Library on floors Ground, 1 & 2 are open to SF State faculty, students and staff for Fall Semester 2021. Please be prepared to show the GHG Ambassador the green dot for your daily health screening to enter the restricted access spaces inside the Main Library and Ground floor Study Commons.


Please see our guide to how to access our services and collections and contact us with any questions you may have here.


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J. Paul Leonard Library

1630 Holloway Ave, San Francisco CA 94132

The mission of the J. Paul Leonard Library is to empower its University constituency with lifelong learning skills to identify, find, evaluate, use and communicate information in promotion of excellence in scholarship, knowledge and understanding.


Please click for updates on laptop availability, and returning laptops.

No need to worry about due dates, library fines or returning books while SF State and the Library remained closed for normal services. Due dates will be automatically extended.




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