1. Start at www.library.sfsu.edu.
SF State's Leonard Library supports the University community and includes collections that support course curricula.
SFSU (Leonard Library) is good for:
- Books and ebooks published by university presses and academic sources.
- Specialized sources in academic disciplines, such as databases for scholarly journal articles.
- Help with projects and assignments for SF State courses.
- Special collections and archives related to the history of SF State.
Get an SF Public Library Card
Any California resident can get an SF Public Library card, which includes access to online resources such as databases, ebooks and audiobooks from anywhere online.
2. Use sfpl.org for supplementary collections and lifelong learning.
SFPL is dedicated to free and equal access to information, knowledge, independent learning and the joys of reading for our diverse community.
SFPL (public library) is good for:
- Popular books and current hits such as New York Times bestsellers.
- CD's, DVD's, software, and media that you want to bring home to use.
- Streamed audio books and ebooks to use for pleasure.
- Children's books and family events such as Storytime.
- Business directories (access online).
- Local government information and legal resources.
- Local history collections, including those celebrating particular SF communities and the history of the city.