The Alice Statler Library was established by the Hotel and Restaurant Foundation in 1964. The library is reputed to be one of
the finest hospitality library west of the Rockies - it is also one of the few open to the public. Aside from City College
students and faculty, patrons include local chefs, entrepreneurs, hotel personnel, and graduate students from Bay Area
colleges. The library answers questions from people all over the country and occassionally from internaitonal locations.
Since the library was established primarily to support the curriculumof the Culinary Arts & Hospitality Studies department,
the resources are focused on current restaurant and hotel information and practices. Students use books, videos,
professional periodicals, industry-specific software, and Internet resources to complete assignments, enhance their knowledge
of the field, and prepare for employment. The library’s collections include:
A sound proof computer room is also available in the library. Each computer is loaded with up-to-date software to assist
students with their computer needs. The computer room doubles as a meeting place where students working on group projects
gather to complete assignments.
- 10,000 books, reference and circulating
- 70 current periodical subscriptions
- archival periodicals
- videos on food, nutrition, and hotel topics
- menus from 1920 to present (about 900)
- pamphlets and clippings (about 3500)
- software for menu design, nutritional analysis, food costing, etc.
- online recipe archive (under construciton)
The staff is known for providing a warm and welcoming student-centered environment where students feel comfortable
asking questions and receiving assistance with the extensive collections both in-house and online.
Andrea Niosi, Librarian, email@example.com
Sandy Sadler, Library Technician, firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (415) 239-3460
Fax : (415) 239-3026