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.
New Faculty: Once you have your SF State OneCard ID, you may need to come to the Book Pickup & Checkout Desk or contact to get registered. Making sure you are in our system will ensure you can check out and renew books, order materials from other libraries via CSU+ and ILLiad, and use many resources remotely. Most new and returning faculty don't need to register, but immediate access for new part-time and special hires may require contacting us. Any questions or problems with library accounts can be directed to

Teaching Support

Request a librarian-led instruction session tailored to your specific course and research assignment. For FYE/Lower Division instruction, use this form instead. 
Explore several options for putting physical or digital materials on reserve for students. When you know which option you’d like to choose, submit the Course Reserve Request Form
Includes subject research guides, digital learning objects for students, and recommended guidelines for class research assignments.
Contains activities and resources for faculty to support teaching and scaffolding the research process in their classroom.
Request a loaner laptop to support your remote instruction needs. 

Library Collections & Spaces

Information about faculty borrowing privileges.
Information about borrowing Items from other libraries, including books, articles, media, etc.
Explore our streaming resources or use the Media Request Form to request that the library purchase a media title on DVD or other format.
Reserve a room in the library for teaching, office hours, or events. 

Research Support & General Help

Find the subject librarian and team with expertise in your area.
Contact librarians via chat, text, or email 24/7. You can also schedule a research appointment.
Report problems, give us feedback, or suggest a purchase.