How can I access online resources without needing to log in?

Students, staff, and faculty at CCSF can access electronic resources through the CCSF Library subscriptions. Due to contractual limitations, we are unable to share remote access to library database subscriptions to additional individuals (such as alumni and community borrowers).


For access without logging in, we recommend:

  1. applying for a San Francisco Public Library card. They have MANY excellent online subscriptions for you to use.
  2. checking out online Open Access materials. See options below.

What is open access?

"Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions" (Suber, 2015).

What kind of content is available?

There are many options out there, but here are few for you to get started:

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