Classes are online and so are the librarians.
If you need research help, a librarian is available via CHAT 24 hours a day. Click the yellow button at the bottom of this page to start chatting!
(CSULB librarians are available during regular research desk hours, outside of those hours a worldwide co-op of librarians will help you.)
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.
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.
Learn more about journal and author metrics, open access, copyright, current awareness and more.
The Departmental/Program Liaisons
Departmental liaisons can assist their librarians by:
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 Emeriti are given the same library access as current faculty. For more information contact the circulation desk at 562-985-5512.