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Remote access to databases & eBooks

When you are not on campus, you will need to enter the barcode number on your student/staff ID in order to access Films on Demand.

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Finding Books

Books in the library are organized by call number according to the Library of Congress classification system which groups items by subject, so you can often simply browse the shelves. Examples of Subject searches include: philosophy; ethics; logic; bioethics; existentialism; and free will and determinism.

Here are the broad subject areas under Philosophy and their call numbers:




B 1-5802


BC 1-199

Speculative Philosophy

BD 1-301


BH 1-301


BJ 1-1725

Examples of Relevant Books in our Collection

Course Reserves

Does the library have textbooks? Yes, the library has some current textbooks, but not all, on reserve. It depends on whether your instructor placed materials on reserve for student use.

Search CityCat by course or instructor. CityCat will show which library has the course material, whether it is available and also the length of time it is available for check out.

Here is an example of a textbook on reserve for  Philosophy 12A  This copy is available for 2 hours.

Library & Learning Resources, City College of San Francisco
50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112 (415) 452-5541