Library Services

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Learn more about SHC’s Herbst Library & Information Center
in this short video.

About SHC Library Services

Did you know SHC has the largest high school library in San Francisco?

We are proud to offer our students an academic experience that prepares them for university-level research. All library faculty hold graduate degrees and teaching credentials. During collaboration periods, the SHC Library becomes a hub of activity with up to 200 students studying, reading, using the most up-to-date technology, working on group projects and sharing conference rooms. The library’s lofty top-floor location welcomes students with natural light, beautiful panoramic views of San Francisco and a quiet scholarly environment.


  • 12,000 square feet
  • 16,000 books
  • 28 full-text databases
  • Streaming video database
  • 22 online magazine subscriptions
  • 50 magazine subscriptions
  • Desktop computers plus iPads and Chromebooks
  • 4 study rooms
  • 2100+ literary eBooks
  • 200 eAudiobooks
  • Citation generator subscription for every student
  • Wireless environment

SHC Winter Institute

Registration for Winter Institute opens on November 13, 2021!

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