During Winter Session January 3-23, 2022, limited spaces in the Library building will be open Mon.-Fri. 8:00 am-5:00 pm. The Ground floor and 1st floor quad entrances and lobbies and the Ground floor Study Commons will be open. There will not be any restricted access spaces monitored by GHG Ambassadors or any requirement to show the green dot for your daily health screening. The Study Commons is limited to current SF State faculty, students and staff.


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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Library Self-Guided Tour

Study and Teaching Rooms are available

Twelve Individual Student Study Rooms on the Ground Floor. Six Individual Faculty Teaching Rooms on the 1st Floor

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Computers & Printing

Print, use a computer, access specialized software, borrow a laptop, checkout digital media equipment and study.

Digital Media Studio | Research Commons | Study Commons | Lib 280 | Laptop Checkout | Assistive Technology in the Library

Events Room & Meeting Rooms are closed

Events and meetings scheduled in the Library are most frequently held in one of these spaces: Events RoomAT Conference RoomsFaculty CommonsLibrary Conference RoomSpecial Collections Reading Room.

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Gallery is closed

The Special Collections Gallery is located on the 4th floor, adjacent to the Special Collections & Archives Reading Room. Exhibitions are free, open to the campus community and general public.

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Peet's Coffee & Tea

Peet’s Coffee & Tea, 1st floor, main entrance. Light meals, snacks and beverages.

Help Desks are closed

Where to go for general information, research assistance, checking out materials, borrowing laptops and other equipment and getting technology help. Look for the Library Information Desk symbol on the floor maps

Help Desks in the Library

Instruction Rooms

Library instruction sessions are usually held in one of the five 2nd Floor computer-enhanced instruction rooms. 

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Quiet Study Spaces

Quiet Study spaces in the Library. Quiet study means there is no talking out loud with others or on a cell phone.