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, you may need to come to the Book Pickup & Checkout Desk to get registered. Making sure you are in our system will ensure you can check out and renew books, order books from other libraries via CSU+ and ILLiad, and use many resources remotely. Use your University login to access library databases from off campus. Most new and returning faculty don't need to register, but we may not learn about part-time and special hires immediately, so you may need to visit us at least one time.
Information that may be of special interest to SF State Faculty includes:
Request a librarian led instruction session tailored to your specific course and research assignment.
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
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
How many, how long, and other fun facts
CSU+ & ILLiad
Borrowing Items from Other Libraries
Including requesting Books & Media, giving us feedback and reporting problems
- NO LONGER REQUIRED: Basic Information Competence (Library) Requirement / OASIS