About the Statler Library

The Statler Library was established primarily to support the curriculum of the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Studies department. Library resources are focused on culinary arts and 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 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.


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

Borrowing Privileges

All current CCSF student, faculty, staff and administrators may check out books and other material by coming to the Statler Library.

Reserve Book Policy

The reserve book collection consists of multiple copies of current textbooks for courses in the Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management program. Textbooks check out after 1:00pm daily and must be returned by 9:00am the following day.

Fines are .50 cents an hour for late reserve books!

Computer Lab

The Gifford Resource Center is a sound proof computer lab in the library. 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.

The Alice Statler Library adheres to the same policy for computer use on campus. Please be aware of our policies regarding vandalism, copyright enforcement, and internet use by reviewing the policy.