Books & Other Library Materials

Find Books

Search OneSearch, the library's discovery tool, to find books, ebooks, DVDs, streaming videos, music CDs, scores, as well as journal, magazine and news articles. 

To search for books and media:

  • Select the Books and Media tab in the OneSearch bar and type in keyword, author, subject or title. 
  • Click on the title to see the library record for the item, which shows the location, call number and availability (status).

LOCATION                                   CALL #                                  STATUS 
Rosenberg/ 5th Floor Circ.       HV6432 .B625 2008          On the shelf

To search for materials on a specific topic ...

  • Try searching the topic as a Keyword, then browse the list of titles for useful items.
  • In the individual records for useful titles, use the Subject links to find other related resources.


Request a book from another library location

  1. Search OneSearch to find the item.
  2. Click on "Retrieve Catalog Item".
  3. Click on "Request" button from the item record screen.
  4. Enter your name and CCSF ID card barcode number.
  5. Choose your pickup location from the drop-down menu.
  6. Optional: Enter the date by which to cancel the request if not filled.
  7. Click “Submit.

Can't find an available copy?

If the CCSF Libraries do not have an item you need, try LINK+.

CCSF Library is a member of LINK+, a network of libraries in California and Nevada that share books and library materials through an interlibrary loan program.  The CCSF community can borrow items from other member libraries and have them delivered to any CCSF Library. This usually takes 5 days. 

You can request LINK+ items directly from OneSearch by clicking on the LINK+ button in your search results page. Need help? Ask a librarian