Mission Statement

CCSF Library is committed to providing excellent resources and services that support the mission of City College of San Francisco. To fulfill its mission, the Library:

  • Contributes to student learning outcomes by actively engaging in both the development and implementation of an information competency initiative that supports the curriculum and lifelong learning;
  • Provides users with assistance and instruction for success in the use of library resources for their present studies and lifelong learning;
  • Strives to provide equal access to print and electronic materials and to develop services, including distance learning services, for students with a wide range of scholastic abilities, learning styles and comprehension levels;.
  • Is supportive of and responsive to the changing needs of people with diverse ethnic, cultural, social and economic backgrounds;
  • Advocates for faculty and staff participation in building and enhancing library resources and creating new services;.
  • Contributes to the College's curricular goals by providing programs and exhibitions and by publicizing available resources and activities;.
  • Encourages forging of partnerships and integrating of new technologies to increase access to resources and services external to the college's physical collections.

(Adopted as part of Collection Development statement. 10/29/1992, revised 4/2005; reviewed 5/2018)

Resources and Services for Faculty and Staff

Below is a list of some of the resources and services available to CCSF faculty and staff. Contact the subject librarian for your department for help with discipline-specific issues. You may also visit the Library's Faculty Support page.

Curriculum Support


Did you know?

In addition to providing excellent services directly to students, faculty, and staff, CCSF librarians and classified staff are also active in various leadership and functional service roles throughout the College and statewide. For example, CCSF Library faculty and staff actively participate in a variety of Participatory Governance Council (PGC) standing committees at the College. They also contribute to larger statewide initiatives that benefit CCSF students, such as the Community College League of California's (CCLC) Library Services Platform (LSP) for 110 participating California Community Colleges (CCC), by serving as members on various work groups and task forces of the CCC LSP.