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“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.” Albert Einstein

The Dennis A. Collins library is at the heart of San Francisco University High School’s middle campus. It is a glorious light-filled space where students are welcome to work and hang out quietly during their free periods and before and after school.

“In the nonstop tsunami of global information, librarians provide us with floaties and teach us to swim.” Linton Weeks

Students meet regularly in the library for lessons on research for History, Science, Music and the Arts, and for time to work on their assignments and projects. The librarians teach research topics from primary sources to writing citations and have created an extensive collection of Libguides to support these lessons.

“Google can bring you back 100,000 answers, a librarian can bring you back the right one.” Neil Gaiman

Our extensive collection is dynamic responding to curricular needs, as well as to student and faculty interests. Covering a wide range of topics, we have books for academic support and for pleasure reading. Beyond these traditional resources, our students have access to thousands of online periodicals, reference works, and databases through our network of online subscriptions.

As librarians, we aim to be friendly faces and our objectives are to provide students with all the resources they need to become confident and competent researchers and to support them in creating lifetime reading habits.

We welcome all and any questions – please come in and ask!


Mon–Thurs: 7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Friday: 7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

The Dennis A. Collins Library may close early on some days; notice will be posted.


Nicole Hunter

Hayley Beale