Library

Currently, the Library building is closed, with most services being provided virtually. This includes:

  • General Research Assistance 24/7 and consultation appointments
  • Information literacy instruction
  • Electronic research guides, tutorials, FAQs, databases, digital collection guides and finding aids
  • Interlibrary loans for e-resource
  • Library faculty liaison outreach
  • Social media outreach to students
  • Archival and special collections research assistance
  • Access to digital databases, collections, and e-materials

Accessing Materials

For the fall semester, in addition to the remote services, the Library will provide the Toro Nation with an external locker system for contactless access to:

  • Books
  • RapidILL, an expanded interlibrary loans service
  • Leganto, a course reserves solution that will allow faculty to provide greater access to course materials.

If PPE is available and aggressive cleaning and disinfecting are in place, the Library would like to allow some library staff to work in the building, using staggered schedules for optimal safety, on course reserves, physical interlibrary loans, archives, and collection processing projects.

Gerth Archives

Limited exceptions are made for staff from the Gerth Archives and User Services to work occasionally in the building for a short period of time, with approval, in order to fill course reserves requests and empty book drops from materials returns. The focus of the Gerth Archives has and continues to be on projects and cataloging that can be done remotely, with occasional visits to the Library in order to pick up and prepare work that can be done away from the physical building.  

Additional information and updates on library service are available on the University Library website.

Read full details about the CSUDH Library response plan [PDF].


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