A CSULB i.d. serves as your library card. CCPE (or your department) will send or mail you an id card (with the logo in place of your picture). You need the card itself to borrow books from other CSU libraries. You also need a Library Password to use most of CSULB Library's online resources. If you do not have a CSULB i.d., the Library can issue a card if you are listed on the Distance Learning roster.
At most other CSU libraries, you can use the databases they purchase for their students, some of which will be the same as those available through CSULB. Some databases are available at community colleges and at public libraries.
If the CSULB Library owns the book you need, we can send it to you. Exceptions are materials that do not circulate, such as reference books, material from Special Collections, media, and reserve materials. Complete the appropriate BeachReach Interlibrary loan form to request a book. Distance learners need to indicate their status every time they make an ILLiad request by noting answering YES to the question on each form "Are you are distance learner?" Books will be mailed free of charge; however you must pay return postage. If you need a book not owned by CSULB, it may be faster to request it through your nearest public library or CSU library.
Use the free CSULB Library BeachReach interlibrary loan service. You will not have to return the article. Distance learners need to indicate their status every time they make a BeachReach request by noting answering YES to the question on each form "Are you are distance learner?"
With your current i.d. card, you have borrowing privileges at over 20 other California State University libraries. See Agreement on Library Support for CSU Distance Learning Courses.
Librarians are available for help by phone or e-mail.
Connect to the College of Continuing and Professional Education or phone them at 800/963-2250.
Distance learners should request materials (books, articles, conference proceedings, etc.) not available at CSULB using ILLiad Interlibrary Services, with these cautions: