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SFPL Resources: Academic resources

Resources that you can access with your SFPL card

San Francisco Public Library card

You will need an SFPL card and PIN to access many of these resources.

If you don't have one, San Francisco residents can get a temporary digital access card. If you are not a San Francisco resident, email Sarah to help you get a digital access card.

Did you know?

  • Anyone who lives in the state of California is eligible to get an SFPL library card!
  • The Park Branch is a 6 minute walk from Urban (closer than Whole Foods!)
  • They also have more research resources than our great library, which may be helpful in your research projects.

General academic resources


Social Sciences

San Francisco and California History

Newspapers and magazines



Or you can search Alexander Street's audio, video, and reference collections by different musical and performance categories:

African American Music Reference

American Music

Classical Music (also Classical Music in Video and Classical Music Reference)

Dance in Video


Opera in Video

Popular Music

Contemporary World Music