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    Jul 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


The Otto and Velia Butz University Libraries at Golden Gate University include two operations - a Business Library and a Law Library. The resources and research assistance available in each are tied to the particular disciplines served. The Business Library is a virtual operation with resources and services available electronically. Current Business students, Law students, and Business & Law Alumni are welcome to use the Learning Commons area just inside the library entrance for study during regular business hours.

The Business Library

The Business Library provides an array of services and resources to help students develop information literacy skills and technological competence leading to academic success and the ability to perform effective research well after graduation.

The Business Library’s collections cover all disciplines taught at the university and include professional practitioner materials graduates would expect to use in career settings. Resources encompass nearly 100 research databases, 290,000 e-books, 63,000 e-Journal titles, selected e-textbooks, and online course reserves available to currently enrolled students. The library’s resources and services are all available remotely.  

Librarians provide group research instruction via online classes and workshops and are available for individual research assistance via email, video, phone, and instant messenger.

More information about the Business Library’s services and resources, including operating hours, can be found here:

The Law Library

The Law Library contains over 300,000 volumes and subscribes to more than 1,200 legal periodicals and journals. The Law Library collection includes special sections on tax law, law and literature, and international law. The Law Library is equipped with a computer lab that provides access to Lexis, Bloomberglaw, and Westlaw, as well as a selection of online legal databases such as Hein-Online, CEB Onlaw, VitalLaw, and CALI (an interactive educational tool). Wireless Internet access is available throughout the Law Library.

The knowledgeable and helpful staff is always available to answer questions and give training on the best research methods.

Please call the Law Library at 415-442-6680 for hours or assistance.

More information about the Law Library’s services and resources, including operating hours, can be found at:

Library Access Policies

Access to the libraries is limited to the following:

  • GGU students who are currently enrolled or who were enrolled the previous term.
  • Full-time faculty.
  • Part-time faculty during the term in which they are teaching and the terms immediately preceding and following that term.
  • University trustees.
  • GGU staff.
  • GGU alumni.
  • Corporate and individual members who have paid an annual fee.
  • Courtesy card holders.
  • Persons who need to access U.S. Government Printing Office materials.

A valid GGU identification card is required to enter the library. Library cards are nontransferable. For more information about access, call 415-442-7242 or 415-442-6680.