To protect the health of our campus community, the library building will remain closed this fall. But we want you to know that Library faculty and staff are here to help and support you. Just ask us! Please read below for the library's fall 2020 hours and important service updates.

In addition, we have created an All-Virtual Library webpage to help you navigate the library’s virtual services and resources.

Library Services Help - Live Chat with Library Staff

  • Monday - Thursday 6AM-12AM 

  • Friday- Saturday 9AM-5PM

  • Sunday 10AM-12AM

During these hours, the library staff are offering live chat, through Library Services Help, to help with any general library questions, including questions about your account, how to access textbooks, films, and more. We can also be reached by email or phone during these hours.

Research Help - Live Chat with a Librarian 24/7!

A CSUSM librarian is available by chat: 

  • Monday - Thursday 8AM-9PM

  • Friday 8AM-3PM

All other times a non-CSUSM librarian will be picking up the chat and can help with general reference questions but may forward your information to a CSUSM librarian for further help.

If you require more in-depth help with your research, contact your subject specialist librarian directly by emailing them to schedule a Zoom consultation. 

Course Materials

Did you know that the Library provides access to Reserves materials for courses! Before you purchase your textbooks, check Library Reserves to see if your course has any reserves materials online. Please note that due to COVID-19 precautions, we are only able to provide access to e-books, articles, and films at this time.  

Library Books

Need a book? Search OneSearch. If it is not available online, use the “Request Access” button.  If we can get the book we'll either provide digital access to it or, mail the physical copy to your preferred address. Note that delivery of physical items to your address may take at least two weeks, so we’ll provide digital access if possible. 

Returning Books

Users can now return library materials to the Craven Circle drive-thru Library Return Boxes.

Library Lockers

Contactless library material pick up is coming in October 2020!  Stay tuned for details - subscribe to our Library Email List for a first look!

Fall 2020 Library Closures* 

(*Our website will be available during these days/times, however live chat will not.)

  • September 6 (Sunday) the library will close at 8PM
  • September 7 (Monday) Labor Day holiday — Observed campus holiday 
  • November 10 (Tuesday) the library will close at 8PM
  • November 11 (Wednesday) Veterans Day holiday –- Observed campus holiday 
  • November 25 (Wednesday) the library will close at 8PM
  • November 26-27 (Thursday-Friday) Thanksgiving holiday – Observed campus holiday 
  • November 28 (Saturday) Closed 
  • December 20 (Sunday) Closed 

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