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*Distance students- guide to the library*

Are you an online, low-res, or commuter student? This guide will help you use library resources...wherever you are!


Front of libraryWelcome to the GTU library.

This LibGuide* can help you begin your research experience and learn about our resources and services and navigating these from a distance, whether you are a online, low-res, or writing your dissertation from far and away. You can use the side bar to jump around to the section you want, or there are navigation buttons at the bottom of every page to read the guide in a linear way. 

We have reference librarians available if you have questions- you can contact us by phone, chat, or email. The contact information is on the left side of every page in the guide. 

*LibGuide is pronounced with the "Lib" like Liberty!

Getting help

You'll be interacting mostly with two departments while using the library: circulation and reference. 

The reference department has librarians who can help you with your research, using the library, or any other questions on course work you might have. We are primarily around during weekday, business hours and our contact information is on this page and every LibGuide. You'll be able to tell by looking at the chat box if we are online or not. 

The circulation department is best reached by telephone if you have questions about your account. There is a member of the circulation staff available during all open hours.

Circulation department at GTU: 510-649-2500
Circulation department at SFTS branch: 415-451-2845