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Faculty Lounge: Faculty Services at the University Library

Library services for Faculty and Instructors at CSULB

Faculty Services Quick Links

Classes are online, so are librarians!

A librarian is available via CHAT 24 hours a day. Click the yellow "Ask a Librarian" button at the bottom of this page to start chatting!

(CSULB librarians are available during these hours, otherwise a worldwide co-op of librarians will help you.)

Librarian Liaison Program

Connect with your department librarian to discuss collections, services, and instruction.  Set up a research consultation for one on one in-depth search assistance.


Request items to be put on reserve for your class.  Books and media can be held for limited check out times, and articles can be put on e-reserve for 24/7 access for your students.


Request an instruction session with a librarian.  Your class can come to the library, or a librarian can come to you.  Topics can range from general use of library services to in-depth subject searching, information literacy and more. Learn more about course-integrated library instruction.


Find information about how copyright affects your teaching materials and how to comply with the law.  Or view the Library's Copyright Policy.

Interlibrary Services

Request items the library does not have.  With quick-turnaround services BeachReach and Link+ we can get items we don't own for you quickly.


Renew books online, recall items, and find loan periods.  See the loan periods for various media formats for Faculty on our Circulation page

Scholarly Communication

Learn more about journal and author metrics, open access, copyright, current awareness and more.

Departmental/Program Liaisons (Library Reps)

The Departmental/Program Liaisons

  • Instructional departments and programs select a faculty member to serve as the departmental liaison to work with the subject librarian assigned to that unit.
  • Each year librarians contact their assigned academic units to determine who are the departmental chairs and liaisons, then forward those names to the Library Administrative Office.

Departmental liaisons can assist their librarians by:

  • serving as a conduit for most acquisition recommendations by their departments;
  • disseminating information about the Library to their departments;
  • acting as contact for the subject librarians for advice pertaining to collection development and evaluation;
  • providing information about their departments’ curricular direction and goals;
  • sharing information about their departments’ accreditations and reviews and any need for relevant library input.


All library research assignments, particularly those given to large or multi-section classes, have a tremendous impact on the collections and services of our library. Prior to making such assignments, it is recommended that you consider sharing the planned assignment with your subject specialist and scheduling a library instruction session geared to the specific needs of your course, and putting appropriate materials on reserve.

Faculty Research on Campus

Faculty Emeriti

Faculty Emeriti are given the same library access as current faculty.  For more information contact the circulation desk at 562-985-5512.