Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Laptop Loan and Group Study Rooms

The last day to use the library's Laptop Loan and Group Study Room programs will be December 17th, 2010.

After this time, both programs will be closed to student use for maintenance during the winter break.

Group Study Room checkouts will resume the first day of the winter 2011 session, January 3, 2011.

Laptop checkouts will resume the first day of the spring 2011 semester, January 18, 2011.

Thank you for your understanding.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Finals Hours

The library will be open late starting Wednesday, Dec. 8th for Finals.

Our Hours will be as follows:

Wednesday, December 8th: 8am-11pm
Thursday, December 9th: 8am-11pm
Friday, December 10th: 8am-5pm

Saturday, December 11th: 10am-5pm
Sunday, December 12th: CLOSED

Monday, December 13th: 8am-11pm
Tuesday, December 14th: 8am-11pm
Wednesday, December 15th: 8am-11pm
Thursday, December 16th: 8am-11pm
Friday, December 17th: 8am-5pm

Friday, August 27, 2010

Jimi Hendrix exhibition

CSUDH Archives and Special Collections in the University Library presents Jimi Hendrix: “I’ll Meet You in the Next World. Don’t Be Late.” An Exhibition on the life and after-life of Jimi Hendrix.

Perhaps the greatest guitarist in the history of popular music, Hendrix died 40 years ago this September 18.

Including material collected by South Bay Historian James Osborne, as well as materials from the CSUDH Archives, the exhibition will run from August 24 through the December 17, 2010. Included will be vintage posters, magazines, newspapers, programs, and single covers as well as several album covers documenting Hendrix’s career in England, the U.S. and throughout the world.

The Archives is open from 10 to 4 Monday-Friday. Osborne will present a talk on his collection tentatively on September 16 at 3:30 pm and November 17 at 4:30 pm.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New Ebooks added to library catalog

Almost 4500 new e-book titles covering a wide variety of subjects are now available in the library's online catalog. All of these titles are from our ebrary collection, and many of them are recently published books as well.

Now that these books are listed in our catalog, you will be able to find them by doing a regular book search. Accessing e-books is easy: just look for the link titled "An ebrary electronic book accessible through the World Wide Web; click to view." E-books can also be accessed from off-campus, as described in our off-campus access tutorial.

Here are just a few of the new offerings:

Shooting up: counterinsurgency and the war on drugs, by Vanda Felbab-Brown (c2010)

Current prespectives on job-stress recovery, editors Sabine Sonnentag et al. (c2009)

Guided care: a new nurse-physician partnership in chronic care, by Chad Boult et al. (c2009)

On art, artists, Latin America, and other utopias, by Luis Camnitzer; editor Rachel Weiss (c2009)

Genomes and what to make of them, by Barry Barnes & John Dupré (c2008)

If you want to limit your search to only e-books, you should search from inside e-brary for best results.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Asbestos Abatement Project

From July 5th through the end of August, the 4th floor of the old library building will be closed as part of the ongoing asbestos removal project. All books located in this part of the library will be completely inaccessible for the duration of the project.

The call numbers and subject headings affected by this closure are:

J (Political Science)

K (Law)

L (Education)

M (Music and Books on Music)

N (Fine Arts)

P - PN (Language and Literature (excepting French, English, American, German literatures))

Call numbers A-H and PQ-Z are unaffected by the project.

If you need a book that falls within the J-PN range, you can:

  • request the item via Inter-Library Loan by searching for it on WorldCat (important note: ILL can take 1-2 weeks to process and deliver items)
  • stop by the reference desk on the second floor, and we will try to locate the item in a nearby library for you (important note: you may need to be a member of the library which has the item to access it there)
  • Search the All CSU Catalog to locate the item in another CSU library, and go to that library in person to check out the item

Thank you for your understanding, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please contact Richard Tetrick at extension 3795 with questions regarding the abatement project.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Book Locations

Now that the library occupies two buildings, the locations of many of our books have changed. Unfortunately, due to technical issues these changes are not yet reflected in our online catalogue.

As listed in a previous blog post, here is a brief run-down of where books are located:

North Building South Building
3rd Floor A-H Periodicals
4th Floor J-PN PQ-Z

You can see a more detailed listing on the library's website, here:

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Spring 2010 Finals - Extended Hours

The library will have extended hours from Wednesday, May 12th through Wednesday, May 19th.

Our hours will be as follows:

Wednesday, May 12th - 8:00AM to 10:00PM
Thursday, May 13th - 8:00AM to 10:00PM
Friday, May 14th - 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Saturday, May 15th - 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Monday, May 17th - 8:00AM to 10:00PM
Tuesday, May 18th - 8:00AM to 10:00PM
Wednesday, May 19th - 8:00AM to 10:00PM

The library will then resume its regular hours until Monday, May 24th, when our summer hours will begin. Summer hours are 8:00AM to 5:00PM Monday through Friday, with no hours on the weekend.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

New Book Locations

As part of the transition into the new library building, periodicals and books with call numbers PR - Z will be inaccessible to library patrons until the 29th of April.

Books with the Call numbers J-PN are shelved in the Book stacks of the North Wing (Cain Library), but have been moved to the 4th floor. These items are still accessible by the public.

Folio (oversize) materials and books with call numbers A-H will remain on the 3rd floor after being redistributed throughout the stacks to take advantage of the additional space. These books may also be unavailable while they are being shifted.

If you need a book which is currently in the South wing or in transit to its new location, please come to the Circulation Desk and fill out a request form. Requested books are searched for once a day and are usually available within 2 Business days from the time of request.

Retrieved books will be held on the hold shelf for one week.

North Building South Building
3rd Floor A-H Periodicals
4th Floor J-PN PQ-Z

Friday, March 26, 2010

Library Web Services Downtime

Starting Friday (3/26) at 6:00 PM to Sunday (3/28), some of the services on the Library website might not be available or fully functional. This is due to the Chancellor's Office’s relocation of computer servers which provide search functionality to all CSU campuses. Services that might be affected include

  • The All 23 CSU Library Catalog
  • Cross-database access to full-text articles located in other databases, such as:
    • The "Find it at CSUDH Lib" button
    • The "Click HERE to to get a copy from CSUDH Library, Or make an InterLibrary Loan (ILL) Request." Button
  • The Inter-Library Loan form's auto-population features.
  • Access to our article databases through Google Scholar

Note that full text access to articles will still be available during this time if they are in the database you are currently searching. You may experience difficulty switching between databases in your search, however.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Library Renovation Project

Beginning Tuesday, March 2 through April 29, the second floor of the library building will be undergoing renovation. During this time, some library services will be limited or relocated. We apologize for the inconvenience to our users, and thank you for your patience as we prepare newer and better facilities.

The following services will be impacted during these dates:

• Computers – Regrettably, computer access in the library will be limited to 26 computers. These computers are located in the Internet CafĂ© and the Instruction Lab (A213). The reference area computers on the second floor will not be available. Please plan to use the Welch Hall or Instructional Media Center computer labs during the renovation process. Printing will still be available.

• Seating – Second floor seating will be unavailable. Please use the third and fourth floors of the library during this period.

• Reference – The reference desk will be relocated to the opposite side of the second floor, next to the circulation desk.

• Information Desk – The information desk will be relocated to the Instruction Lab.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

2010 Winter Session

The library will be open the following hours during Winter Session 2010, January 4 - January 23rd:

Mondays-Thursdays: 8:00AM to 7:00PM.
Fridays: 8:00AM to 5:00PM.
Saturdays: 11:00AM to 3:00PM.

Note that the library will be closed on the following days:
Friday, January 8th
Friday, January 15th
Saturday, January 16th
Monday, January 18th

The library will resume its usual semester hours on Friday, January 25th. For a list of hours through February, see the library's calendar page.