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Library Hours

Monday through Friday
8:15am to 3:45pm

Teacher Librarian
Micah Melton, M.Ed., M.A., M.L.I.S.
415-695-5700 ext. 3214

Magazine Subscriptions

Air & Space Smithsonian
American Theatre
Art in America
The Atlantic
The Economist
Entertainment Weekly
Fantasy/Science Fiction
Game Informer
J-14, Just for Teens
M Magazine
Mad Magazine
Modern Drummer
Motor Trend
National Geographic
New Scientist
New Yorker
People en Español
Poets & Writers
Popular Photography
Popular Science
Psychology Today
Rolling Stone
Scientific American
Teen Vogue
Tiger Beat

New Printer Station

The library now has a special printer station. All printing must be done from the two computers that are closest to the printer. You may work at any library computer, but then you must:

1) save your file to a USB (thumb) drive or to your Google drive.

2) Go to one of the Printing Station computers, call up your file, and select "Print" from the File menu.

3) From the drop-down Printer menu, select "Brother HL ..." and then hit "Print" again.

Thanks for Your Cooperation!

Thanks to students and staff for observing SOTA Library's No Food or Beverage policy. Your cooperation makes the library a safe place for everyone.
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Ruth Asawa School of the Arts Library

Visit your library online by going to:

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Click below for our Full Library SIte

1. Click Ruth Asawa School of the Arts and The Academy of Arts and Sciences link.

2. The HOME tab shows the full menu, including Teacher Projects, Databases, etc.

3. Click CATALOG tab to search catalog.

Access the Library's Subscription Databases.
Ask the Librarian for passwords for non-SFUSD network computers.

New Books & Magazines for Spring 2015

We now have over 600 new titles, including:

New magazines, including Dance and Modern Drummer (specific requests)
• Dozens of new current YA novels from your favorite authors
New graphic novelsDVDs
New Audiobooks
• New books in Spanish
• Updated research and reference books on requested topics, including: Music & Musician Biographies; Art; Photography; Science; Psychology; Civil Rights; Diversity and Social Justice; English and Spanish Literature; 19th Century Paris; American Government; and many other subject areas.

You spoke, we listened!

Library Annual Reprt

New Database!

Gale Science in Context

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The library has upgraded its science database to Gale Science in Context. Now you can access excellent, timely information and research on science topics. Gale has been been a respected academic publishing institution since 1954, publishing print and electronic resources for K-12 through university level. Please take advantage of this very useful database for your next science-related project or research assignment. When accessing the database from off-campus, the password is sotacad.

LibGuides: Current Class Projects

Faculty Library Page

Faculty, click on the tab in the upper left corner to access the library's Faculty Page, where you can see the Library Work Calendar, access information about Noodle Tools, and get your FAQs answered.

Finding Reliable Web Sources

When writing a paper or research project, how do you know if information from a website is reliable? Here are some ways to find out:

Evaluating Information

Have You Lost Something?

Library Lost & Found

Textbooks, jackets, water bottles and other items are frequently left in the library. If you are missing any personal items or textbooks, please check with the librarian. After 2 weeks, Lost & Found items are brought to the main office.


Here is a link to the Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI), the computer-adaptive reading assessment for SFUSD students in Grades 3-10.