Information for Faculty

Faculty members will be able to reserve one of the six Study Rooms in the 1st floor Research Commons to use as an individual single occupancy teaching space by sending an email to Reservations will be available Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and can be made up to six months in advance with no limit to the duration of the reservation within the available time bands or to the number of advance reservations.

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:

  • Loaner Laptop
    Faculty can request a loaner laptop to support their remote instruction needs. Because the University may not be able to fulfill all requests, to ensure the most critical needs among our faculty can be met, you will be asked to clarify why current computer assignments may not be sufficient.
  • Request Instruction
    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
  • Teaching Research Toolkit 
    This toolkit contains activities and resources for faculty to support teaching and scaffolding the research process in their classroom
  • Library Liaisons 
    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
  • Faculty Borrowing
    How many, how long, and other fun facts
  • CSU+ & ILLiad
    Borrowing Items from Other Libraries
  • Contact Us
    Including requesting Books & Media, giving us feedback and reporting problems