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Welcome to Urban's Library Resources!

Here you will find great research sources and more!

Library resources and Virtual Urban

Use the tabs on the side to find specific types of sources, such as the library's databases (under "Research Resources A-Z") and specific class guides. During Virtual Urban you can use all the databases from home. 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

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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.

Summer Reading

Video Use at Urban