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University Library: Collections


The library subscribes to over 70 different databases offering full-text journal articles, statistical data, country/company/industry reports, financial information and much more.



Current students and faculty can access databases and e-books remotely. For access off campus, you will be prompted to login with either your GGU4YOU Username and Password OR your family name and GGU ID number. If you encounter problems when accessing any database, please consult our troubleshooting guide. Alumni do not have remote access to the library's databases and must come to the library to use this resource.



An alphabetical listing of all the databases available through the GGU Library.



The library's databases organized by subject area (i.e. accounting, marketing) and type of data provided (i.e. news articles, data & statistics, country information).



Use our multi-database search tool to find journal articles across all our databases. If you know the name of the database you want to search go to our Database A - Z List.



If you are looking for a specific journal, magazine or newspaper, use the Journal Finder tool.  You can look the publication up by title and see if it is available online or in the Library.

The Library has an extensive collection of books and eBooks to meet the needs of courses and programs offered at GGU. Use the GGU Library Catalog to find books located in the library or available online. You can also access eBooks from one of our eBook databases. You can see a list of new books the library has acquired in the last year using Library Thing. If the Library doesn't have a book that you need, request it by Interlibrary Loan, and we will get it for you.



  • Most books can be checked out for 21 days at a time and may be renewed.
  • Books on Reserve have various loan periods: 2-hour Reserve books cannot be taken out of the Library; 2-day and 7-day books may be taken out of the Library.
  • For additional information on loan policies, review Library Policies.


Other ways to find books

  • WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services.
  • Preview and read millions of books online using Google Books.
  • Search the Library of Congress to find items in multiple formats and languages.

The Library maintains a collection of DVDs and streaming videos. Use the GGU Library Catalog to find multimedia items that are located in the library or available online. You can also access streaming videos from one of our video databases.


The library subscribes to many business and local newspapers and magazines that are available for you to browse in the library. Some titles include Bloomberg Businessweek, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Economist. Many of the library's magazines and newspapers are also available online through our databases.

Use the Journal Finder tool to search for the location of specific magazines and newspapers online or in the library.


You can search the GGU Library Catalog for all GGU capstones and dissertations. They are located on the shelf and may be checked out of the library. GGU dissertations submitted since 1997 are available online through the database Dissertations & Theses @ Golden Gate University.


Search for Course Reserves


What are Course Reserves?

Course Reserves are items which your professor has chosen for your course and placed in the library for access. These items can be recommended or required books/articles, study guides, textbooks, or sample papers. Some reserve items are available only in the library while others can be accessed online.


How do I find something on Reserve?


Usually, the syllabus or your professor will mention that the item is "on reserve" at the library. You can use the library catalog to search for items on reserve using the name of your course or your instructor's last name.


Where are Reserves located?

Reserve items are held at the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the University Library. You will need your University ID card in order to use them.


Can I take reserve items from the library?

Items that are available online can be viewed through your computer by logging in with your GGU4You login and password OR last name and student ID number. If the item you need is on reserve in the library, you may use it for up to 2 hours but cannot take it from the library building. Some Reserve items may be checked out for 2 or 7 days.