Library Science

Students of San Jose State University’s School of Library and Information Science and City College of San Francisco’s Library Information Technology program can complement their education with a well-rounded circulating and library-use-only collection of books on the topic as well as several databases.

Library and information science materials may be found under the call numbers 020 – 029.

Information related to the book technologies and manuscripts can be found under 002 (The book), and 090-099 (Manuscripts and rare books). In addition, SFPL’s Book Arts and Special Collections department holds collections on printing history.

Materials related to database management, web design, and other computer programming can be found under 004-006 (computers and computer programming) on the 4th floor at the Business, Science & Technology Center.

Materials not available at SFPL may be retrieved through Link+ or through Interlibrary Loan.

The following databases contain citations, published research, conference papers and other materials related to library and information science:

Academic OneFile | (Gale)
Academic Search Complete | (Ebsco)
Dissertations Abstracts | (FirstSearch)
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts With Full Text (LISTA)
PapersFirst | (FirstSearch)

Collection highlights
Books, Readers, and Libraries in U.S. History
Librarianship: The Agony and the Ecstasy
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