Use a Computer
There are 270 computers throughout the 1st Floor Research Commons, Ground Floor Study Commons and 2nd Floor Digital Media Studio. Plus, you can check out a laptop by filling out the request form.
Search OneSearch to find books, which are located in three places:
- On the 3rd & 4th floors (find books yourself, or request them through OneSearch)
- In the Library Retrieval System (LRS), an automated storage and retrieval system (request books through OneSearch)
- Online (read books online or download PDF copies of chapters)
For more information on finding books using call numbers and the LRS, see our Shelving Facilities Management page. Books that are requested through OneSearch will be delivered to the Book Checkout & Pickup Desk, where you can check them out.
Sign in to OneSearch
Sign in to OneSearch using your SF State ID and password to check your library account, request and renew items, and conduct research.
Use the Digital Media Studio & MakerSpace
The 2nd Floor Digital Media Studio & MakerSpace computer lab is focused on digital media production. Use Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools, and more.
Reserve a Study Room
Reserve a study room in the Ground Floor Study Commons or 1st Floor Research Commons up to three hours per day and up to three days in advance.
Media Viewing & Listening
View or listen to your own media or items from our collections. Listen to LPs, CDs and tapes on the 1st floor near the Book Checkout & Pickup Desk. Watch DVDs, BluRay and VHS tapes on the 2nd floor in the group study area.
Study Late Night / After Hours Access
During fall and spring, the Library Lobby, 1st Floor Research Commons and the Ground Floor Study Commons are open late and a security guard is on the premises. (OneCard ID required). For more information, see our Library Hours.
Find Quiet Study Spaces
Quiet study spaces are located in the Ground Floor Study Commons, 1st Floor Research Commons, or on the 4th floor.
Get Research Assistance
Help yourself with online guides/tutorials or get help from a librarian either in person, by phone, email, text or chat – we’re here for you!
Search the Library’s ebooks or check to see if the Library has free ebook versions of your textbooks.