Collection Overview

CSU San Marcos is a regional university with a focus on undergraduate education. The CSUSM Library collects books, journals, and a wide variety of other material to support the curriculum of the University.

Material Type # of Items
Books & bound periodicals, volumes    280,500
Electronic books 30,960
      Free Electronic books 13338
Journal subscriptions 583
Electronic journals 33081
     Free electronic journals 5348
Sound recordings 2,736
Videorecordings 6,528
Research Databases 156

Hansen Curriculum Room

Located on the Fifth Floor of the Library (Map), the Curriculum Room is a collection of K-12 curriculum resources that are used mainly by students preparing to be teachers in the CSU San Marcos School of Education. All of the materials in the room have been purchased through an endowment fund received by the School of Education.