Computers & Wireless

Student at computer

  • All CCSF Libraries have computers with Internet access for finding information and doing research. Librarians can provide individual assistance and instruction in online research. 
  • A valid CCSF ID with barcode is required to use most library computers.
  • Office software for word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations is also available on many library workstations. Library staff can provide only limited assistance with use of these applications. See the Learning Assistance Center for more help with software.
  • Printing for a fee is available from most library computers - see the Copying, Faxing & Printing page for details.
  • Workstations for users with disabilities are available in most libraries. More information can be found here on the Library's Accessibility page.
  • CCSF course-related research and schoolwork has priority on library computers, and time limits apply due to heavy demand. Users are responsible for following library and CCSF computer use policies.

Wireless access is available in CCSF libraries at no cost. See the Wifi page for details about accessing the wireless network.

Rosenberg Library & Media Center

Rosenberg Library has over 100 computers for student use. Most require a barcode and password login.

  • Computers on the 4th floor inside the library are available on a walk-up basis.
  • Computers in in the Media Center (also on the 4th floor) are also available.

The Learning Assistance Center on the 2nd floor of the Rosenberg Library and Learning Resources building has several computer labs for student use. Procedures for access and use of computers there are different from library procedures.


Alice Statler Library

The Gifford Resource Center is a sound proof computer lab with 23 computers located within the Statler library on Ocean campus. Computers have Microsoft Office applications and internet access. The computer room doubles as a meeting place where students working on group projects gather to complete assignments.

Chinatown North Beach Center Library

On the 2nd floor of the library, there are 16 student computer workstations,  2 ADA compliant computer workstations with an accompanying scanner and 2 research online public access computers (OPACs).

The 3rd floor student computer lab has 37 computer workstations, 3 research OPACs, and one ADA compliant computer workstation with a stationary CCTV unit (magnifier for the visually impaired).


Civic Center Library

Two computer workstations are available for student use, along with CCSF wi-fi for bring-your-own-devices. 

Desktop stations offer Office 2013 software, an internet connection (with Chrome and Firefox), and headsets with microphones.  All desktop stations are ADA compliant. Computers print to the black and white printer, single-side printing only; we accept cash-only payment. Desktop computers *do not* offer CD-ROM drives.

Headsets and mobile charging cables (for several device types) can be borrowed for library-use only with current CCSF student ID.

Downtown Center Library

Twenty computers with internet access and MS Office software are available for research and coursework; 2 of these are priority use for students with disabilities. Students can also find 6 media lab workstations for general use and 3 additional media lab workstations reserved for students with disabilities.

Evans Center Library

Five computers with internet access and Microsoft Office for research and coursework. One station is set-up to run Kurzweil software.  All five computers have special software available for Evans' Automotive and Fashion Department students.

John Adams Center Library

Fifteen computers with internet access for research and coursework are avaialbe for use; 10 or these also have Microsoft Office applications, and 2 have priority use for disabled students.

Mission Center Library

Computers with internet access and office software are available for student use.

Southeast Center - Josephine Cole Library

Computers with internet access and Microsoft Office applications are available for student use.