We asked some of our student assistants what they think are the top five resources offered at Gleeson Library. Check out their awesome food recommendations and favorite viewpoints in San Francisco!
Delia – Access Service Student Assistant
- Hidden gem – the seed library! ‘Check out’ different seeds, plant them, and write down where! Help yourself to seeds, and help out the bees! (Or pick out some herbs to add a freshness to meals).
- Too much noise in the city? Roommate facetiming constantly and need to study? The silent study areas of the library are a sanctuary of quiet from busses and other distracting noises, for when you need to super focus on your test the next morning.
- We all have so much to do, between school, work, a social life, trying to check out every boba place within a few miles…Sometimes, we just need a nap. The atrium’s red couches, or the study pods placed on every floor, are the perfect places to curl up when you just need a quiet place to rest.
- Hate studying alone? Have a group project due soon? Book a study room and get your friends together, order some delivery, and get the work done with plenty of space for everyone.
- My personal favorite place in the library is in the stacks! Drifting through from the basement to the third floor, tracing the dusty bindings with my fingers, I feel a connection to the past. Take a peek at our Library of Congress card to find out where your favorite genres are, take some time to explore the titles, and come on down to the front desk to check a book out!
Favorite Spot to Eat in San Francisco: Veganburg
Favorite View in San Francisco: Lands End
Zoe – Access Service Student Assistant
- Zine library and workshops
- Checking out games and puzzles for babysitting
- I like to use the scanners on the first floor so I have an online record of my class notes. They’re also helpful early on in the semester when I request books via Link+ that I need for my classes and scan the chapters I need ahead of time so I have a digital copy when I need it.
- Seed Library
- Rare Book Room
Favorite Spot to Eat in San Francisco: Sorrel, San Tung, Burma Superstar, El Farolito
Favorite View in San Francisco: Corona Heights Park
Alana – Reference Student Assistant
- There are places for every type of student to study in (fully quiet areas, limited talking areas, conversation areas)!
- You can check out textbooks that professors put on reserve; doing so might save you money!
- Gleeson has a seed library if you are interested in starting a miniature garden in your dorm room
- You can schedule time with a librarian to help with research or finding resources for projects
- Printing in the library is easy once you get the hang of it and much cheaper than keeping up with a personal printer. Don’t be afraid to ask a Reference Desk assistant for printing help!
Favorite Spot to Eat in San Francisco: Hippie Thai or Glaze
Favorite View: Corona Heights Park
Heidi – Cataloging Student Assistant
- The Thacher Gallery has student work in it every end-of-year.
- There’s a free food pantry in the basement of the library.
- Renew library books online.
Favorite Spot to Eat in San Francisco: San Jalisco
Favorite View in San Francisco: The Pacific Ocean near the Cliff House