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3.11 Guidelines For Use Of The Building And Resources By High School, Junior High (Middle School) And Elementary Students


As a state supported public institution, the library at the San Francisco State University maintains a policy of community access to its building and resources.

The primary mission of the library, however, is to support the instructional, research and informational needs of its own faculty, staff and students. This mission has recently been rearticulated by the Office of Library Affairs, the California State University.

I. Services To High School Students

  1. High School students are encouraged to use their own school and public libraries to assist them with assignments. These libraries are best equipped to support informational needs of these students. Faculty should encourage students to use their own resources and facilities.
  2. If high school students need to avail themselves of the library at San Francisco State University, because their school or public library lacks specific resources, these guidelines must be observed.
    • Students may use the resources in the building only and are not permitted to check out materials.
    • Students must observe the rules of no smoking, eating and drinking.
    • Students must be mindful that quiet study is required at all times.
    • If a service of type of equipment is in high demand by SFSU students/faculty, such as microform readers, periodicals, viewing and listening stations, etc. , high school students will be asked to step aside.
    • Students are encouraged to use the building during non-peak times: mornings and semester breaks.

II. Services To Junior High (Middle School) And Elementary Students

These students are encouraged to use their school and public libraries. The resources at the SFSU Library are geared to university level.

III. Library Tours

Tours for high school students may be arranged provided schedules of SFSU personnel permit and provided the tours are scheduled at least two weeks in advance. The student group must have a specific plan of action in mind and must be accompanied by a faculty member from the home school. High School instructors should schedule tours at non-peak periods. Please call the Assistant University Librarian at 338-2011 if you wish to inquire about arranging a tour.

Junior High (Middle) School and Elementary students are encouraged to become familiar with their school and public libraries.

Date Approved by LMT: 7/92

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