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    May 25, 2024  
2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Golden Gate University has two libraries - The Business Library and the Law Library. Both spaces are open to all GGU students, but the resources and research assistance available in each library are tied to the particular disciplines served. The Business Library is designed for quiet conversation and collaboration and the Law Library is zoned for quiet study.

The Business Library

The Business Library provides an array of services and resources which 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 include 118 research databases, 150,000 e-books, 55,000 eJournals, selected textbooks, and online course reserves available to currently enrolled students on-site and remotely. The library also maintains a large collection of print books and other materials related to the university’s curriculum and an interlibrary loan service which greatly expands offerings beyond the immediate collection.

Librarians provide group research instruction via in-person and online classes and workshops and are available for individual research assistance on a drop-in basis during regular hours, orby appointment, and via email, 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, IntelliConnect, Checkpoint, and CALI (an interactive educational tool), plus the Internet. Wireless and wired network 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 University Library is limited to the following:

  • Golden Gate 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
  • Golden Gate staff
  • Golden Gate 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.