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The Urban School
of San Francisco
1563 Page Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
415 626 2919

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Search our new Library Catalog to see what books, dvds, and other items are available in the library.


Questia School has access to over 80,000 books and articles that you can search for, read, highlight and save to virtual bookshelves. Questia is great for research in all disciplines.  To start searching, email Sarah the Librarian to get your personalized username and password.

OverDrive lets you borrow eBooks. Login with your Urban username/password.

Open Library is an online collection of digitized books. Books that are no longer protected by copyright (in the public domain) can be read and downloaded to ereaders. Create your own account to borrow other digital books.

Checking Out Books and library Materials

There are three ways you can check out a book:

  1. Use the self checkout machine in the library.
  2. Have the Librarian check it out for you at the librarian's desk.
  3. Email the Librarian with the title of the book you have checked out.

Recommend Books

If there is a book you’d like to borrow that the our library does not have, simply email the Librarian to make a book request!



The Herbst Library is open M-F from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can reach the librarian at:

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