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About the Library

Alumni

Members of the Alumni Association with a current MyCSUDH account can access several workstations in the G-149 lab located on the first floor of Library North. Alumni who graduated before 2005 and do not have a MyCSUDH account can request one through Admissions and Records. Alumni who graduated after 2005 can visit the IT Help Desk in Library North 1531 for assistance.

Alumni are eligible to check out a maximum of five items from the general collection for a period of four weeks and are entitled to three renewals of an additional four weeks for each item. Alumni must present an alumni card that is issued by the Alumni Association to check out materials.

Guests

Guests are welcome to use library materials when visiting the library. In order to check out materials, guests must apply to become a CSUDH Library Associate and pay a fee for a one-year membership by filling out an online application and paying an annual $35 fee in person at the library. Library Associates may check out a maximum of five items from the general collection for a period of four weeks and are entitled to three renewals of an additional four weeks for each item.

Guest WiFi

At this time, library guests who do not have a .edu email address cannot connect to the campus eduroam wireless network. If you require access, please visit the IT Help Desk located in room 1575 on the first floor of Library North for assistance.

Library Databases

Library databases are only available for off-campus use by current CSUDH students, faculty, and staff.

Library Facilities

Alumni and guests are welcome to use the University Library as study space provided that they abide by the code of conduct.

CAMS Students

Prior to checking out materials, students from the California Academy of Mathematics and Science (CAMS) must submit a CAMS library user application that has been signed by a parent or guardian. Signed forms should be submitted at the Course Reserves desk, which is located to the left of the entrance on the library’s main floor. Once the form has been submitted, CAMS students can check out up to five books with a valid CAMS student ID card.

Unless they are enrolled in a CSUDH course, CAMS students do not have access to course reserves materials or the library’s interlibrary loan service. CAMS students also do not have remote access to library databases. Databases can be accessed using one of several stand-up kiosks located around the building. All of the other computer workstations require logins and therefore cannot be accessed by CAMS students.

Minors under the age of 15 should be accompanied at all times by an adult caregiver. During the school day, CAMS students must be accompanied by a teacher.