Alice Statler Library

students reading in the Statler Library

Statler Wing Room 10
50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 239-3460


Welcome to the Alice Statler Library

The Alice Statler Library was established by the Culinary Arts  & Hospitality Studies (formerly named Hotel and Restaurant) department alumni with matching funds from the Statler Foundation. Alice, dedicated to educating hotel and restaurant workers, was the widow of the late Ellsworth Statler, recognized as “the father of the American hotel industry.”  The library supports the curriculum of City College’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Studies department as well as the information and research need of students, chefs and hospitality industry professionals from around the Bay Area and beyond.

The library's collections include:

  • 10,000 books, reference and circulating
  • 45 current periodical subscriptions
  • Archival monographs and periodicals
  • DVDs on food, nutrition, and hotel topics
  • Menu collection dating from 1920 to present

The library also has a computer lab with 24 computers for student use.