To further limit the potential of COVID-19 spreading within our local community, City College of San Francisco temporarily suspended face to face student services and instruction effective Friday March 13. Effective March 16, services are available remotely.  Please note, CCSF will be closed for Spring Break March 23 – March 27.

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At this time we do not have guidelines for the book return process or information on whether or not we will be open for loaning in the summer.  Please check back frequently for updates. Thank you for your patience.



Who We Are

As students, you know we all pay big bucks for our textbooks--but did you know you can borrow them for free? The Associated Students Bookloan Program loans out 3,000+ textbooks each semester. The Associated Students Bookloan program is student created and operated, and allows you to borrow 2 textbooks that are yours until the last day of class in the same semester. We want to let you know about our upcoming loaning periods, volunteer opportunities and how to borrow a book!


We also accept donations of current textbooks for City College or gently used novels, textbooks, and other books so that we may recycle them for money to buy new textbooks. Remember, we are student run, student supported and can't afford to buy every textbook needed. Can you donate one textbook this Semester?



Our Mission

To provide textbooks at no cost to students. To provide services that will link as many students as possible to free and affordable textbook solutions. To create and maintain a respectful, patient, and efficient environment in order to assist students to the best of our ability.

Spring Loaning Beginning 1/13/2020


Mondays: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm 


Tuesdays: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 


Wednesdays: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 


Thursdays: 11:00 am- 12:30 pm 


Fridays: Closed




Ocean Campus, Student Union Building, room 104B (on the second level near City Cafe). The line will start outside the City Cafe on the second level under the footbridge. Please follow the posted signs for the correct place to line up. Dress in layers as you will be standing outside while waiting.

Wait list students need not apply. You must bring proof of eligibility or you will be refused service.

You MUST BRING the following:

  1. CCSF Student ID card. (Get one at the Registration Center on Ocean Campus, MUB 130)
  2. Official class schedule (Print out your ADD/DROP page)
  3. Titles/Authors of required textbooks. (See "Click here for your book information" on the ADD/DROP page of Web4)
  4. Proof of Financial aid, Veteran and/or disabled status. (only required for priority loaning) available from

PLEASE NOTE: We request that you print out these pages. We will not accept or handle your hand held device (cell phone, Ipod, etc) because we are not responsible for lost or damaged items.

Please visit your local Library, Campus Library or on campus resource center to print these pages for free or at low cost.

***All without CCSF ID and paperwork will be refused service. Come prepared!***

All books are loaned on a first-come, first-served basis and must be returned to Bookloan before the final day of the Semester in which the book was borrowed. Late returns will result in a hold of student record and full price for books not returned.

We do not carry novels, access codes, or loose leaf books. For English and other courses, visit your campus library or local public library to borrow novels used in your class. We also recommend visiting your campus library for textbooks on reserve.

If you require accommodations for a disability, please contact DSPS at least 72 hours before at 415-452-5481 (Voice) or 415-452-5451 (Telecommunication Device for the Deaf)