Request and view materials from our collections and browse books related to CSU and local history.
The Gerth Archives supports the research and teaching needs of students, faculty and staff at CSUDH, and provides access to our unique materials for the needs of visiting scholars and the community.
Located on the Fifth Floor of the University Library South (LIB 5039)
Books donated by the community related to art, history, cultures from around the world. Books cannot be checked out or borrowed at this time. Also serves as quiet space for readers by appointment only.
Contact Library Administration at (310) 243-3700 for requests to use this space or to donate materials.
Located on the Fifth Floor of the University Library South (LIB 5021)
Published materials from the 15th-21st century to be used in the reading room. Books are available for browsing, but staff will pull individual books for you.
Available M-F 9am-4:30pm for special projects relating to 20th century literature and 19th century exploration; and presentations or faculty meetings related to special collections.
Located just inside the Archives Reading Room (LIB 5039)
Exhibition of fine art on loan from the Picture Art Foundation, including African sculpture, ceremonial masks, and tapestries.
Contact Library Administration at (310) 243-3700 for tours of the gallery.
Located on the Fifth Floor of the University Library South (LIB 5015)
Because our collections are unique and not found elsewhere, we also serve the needs of visiting scholars and the community, and therefore, the stacks are closed to researchers. This means, we do not circulate our collections and the materials are available for reading room use only.
In order to ensure the preservation of our collections for current and future researchers, we ask that you follow these simple rules listed below: