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Welcome to Urban's Library Resources

Here you will find research sources and books, articles, podcasts and more to learn about our dynamic world.

Library resources and Virtual Urban

Use the side tabs to find specific types of sources, such as the library's databases (under Research Resources A-Z) and class and subject guides. During Virtual Urban you can use all the databases remotely. Simply log in with your Urban username and your email password. 

Be sure to check out ebooks and audiobooks from OverDrive (aka Libby aka Sora). 

Need a public library card?

We highly recommend you get a public library card during this time. San Francisco residents may apply for a Temporary Digital Access Card using the online application form. You will be contacted by email within 48 hours with the status of your application. If you don't live in SF, your local library may be doing a similar online application.

As always, we're here to help you with your research, find a specific book, article or any information you are looking for! 

Books, ebooks & audiobooks

Search for library books

Go to the Herbst Library catalog

Search the San Francisco Public Library catalog for books, e-books, and other sources. The Park Branch is also just down the street! 

Can't find a book you need? We may be able to order it for you, so email us first.

For Educators

Urban's Summer Reading Lists