In stunning facilities, the University Library fosters student success, scholarly research, and academic excellence through the provision of information resources; learner-centered services and experiences; and welcoming, technology-enhanced environments that facilitate lifelong learning, collaboration, innovation, and the acquisition of information literacy skills.  The University Library provides students and researchers access to thousands of print books, e-books, journals, and electronic databases that support all areas of the CSUDH curriculum and offers instructional opportunities for students to learn how to access, evaluate, and apply information to fulfill their academic information needs.

Access to Library Materials and Services

The library's website,, provides a gateway to locate a wide array of resources located in the CSUDH Library.  Any current student, faculty or staff may access electronic resources from off-campus through remote authentication using their campus username and password.

Services include:

  • Research assistance at the Info and Research Help Desk and through chats, telephone and email.  
  • In-person and online research consultations are by appointment.  Visit the library's website to sign-up for an appointment.
  • Course materials provided through Course Reserves and the collection of free e-Textbooks.
  • Subject and course-based online research guides to help with class assignments.
  • Interlibrary loans from the book and journal collections of libraries located throughout the United States for materials the Library does not own.
  • Information literacy skills through library instruction, online tutorials, and research guides.
  • Instant access from anywhere to library resources using the iToros Mobile app.
  • Use of the Library's computers, including PCs and iMacs.
  • Check-out of laptops, iPads and earphones through the Technology Check-out Program.
  • Reservations for the Library Co-Lab, which houses state-of-the-art active learning classroom equipment for practicing group presentations
  • Group study rooms for use by groups of 3 to 8 students.
  • Spaces for collaborative work and silent study, along with a Lactation Station.
  • Extended hours the week prior to and the week of finals.
  • Research assistance and studying on Saturdays and Sundays.

Library Hours of Operation

When classes are in session during fall and spring semesters, the Library is open 7 days per week, Monday through Sunday.  Extended hours are until 2 a.m. during and just prior to finals.

For more information on current holiday, intersession, and final examination hours, call (310) 243-3714 or visit the library's website at For additional information, phone (310) 243-3715. To obtain help at the Info and Research Help Desk, call (310) 243-3586.

Library Operating Hours
(Fall & Spring semesters while classes are in session)
Monday - Thursday  8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Info and Research Help Desk Hours
(Fall & Spring semesters while classes are in session)
Monday - Thursday8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday11:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 For additional information about research help, visit

The Gerth Archives & Special Collections Hours
(Fall & Spring semesters while classes are in session)
Monday - Friday     9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


To make an appointment to visit The Gerth Archives & Special Collections, phone (310) 243-3895

Students interested in primary sources, local history and rare books are welcome to conduct research in the Archives (LIB 5039).  Instructors are welcome to bring their classes for primary source instruction.

Archives & Special Collections provides access to materials related to the history of South Bay Los Angeles and its communities, as well as the history of the CSU Dominguez Hills, the CSU System, and higher education in California. Please visit