General Biology guide to information at SF State
Last Updated: Aug 27, 2013
Key information for students using the Leonard Library.
- Library Home Page
Access to most Library services and information can be found at http://www.library.sfsu.edu.
- Library Frequently Asked Questions
If you have a question, please check out the Library's Frequently Asked Questions page at http://www.library.sfsu.edu/about/faq.html. If you cannot find the answer to a question on our website, please contact us.
- Requesting Items from the Library
Search InvestiGator (the Library's online catalog) for items in the library's collections. When an item is found, click on the "Request Item" button and follow the instructions.
- Checking Out Library Materials
Use your SF State OneCard (student ID card) to check out all materials and for other Library services.
- Library Hours
These are listed at http://www.library.sfsu.edu/about/hours.html
- Setting up a Library PIN & Viewing Your Library Record
You must set up a Library PIN (Personal Identification Number) in order to order materials and access databases from off campus. http://www.library.sfsu.edu/services/accounts/index.html
- Interlibrary Services
Interlibrary Services are used to obtain materials that the library does not own. Complete information about services offered is available here: http://www.library.sfsu.edu/services/requesting/
- OASIS: Online Advancement of Student Information Skills
This online tutorial, designed to improve your information skills, is required of most new undergraduates at SF State. Complete information at http://oasis.sfsu.edu
- Accessing Library Databases from Off-Campus
Most Library databases may be accessed from off-campus by simply setting up your Library PIN (see above). For complete information, see our guide to Off-Campus Database Access: http://www.library.sfsu.edu/services/computers/remote
- Printing & Photocopying
The SF State OneCard (student ID card) is used for all printing/photocopying in the Library. http://www.library.sfsu.edu/services/printing
- Reserve Services
The Reserve Services is where professors may set aside or reserve materials for their students to be checked out for shorter periods of time. Reserve items check out from the Distribution Desk, Library, 1st floor. http://www.library.sfsu.edu/find/index.php#reserve
Use IM Library Help or go to the Research Assistance Desk for research advice or help using any Library resources including electronic databases. For all types of computer skills classes and workshops, see the Div. of Info Technology.
Senior Assistant Librarian
Biology and Health Professions Subject Specialist
J. Paul Leonard Library
San Francisco State University
1630 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132-4030
Nursing, BH438: Monday 2-4 or Thur 10-Noon. Library Annex 1 Reesearch Assitance Desk: Mondays from 6-10 PM