Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Holiday Hours and Closures

The CSUDH Library will observe the following special hours and closures over the 2011/2012 winter break.

Friday, December 23rd, 2011
8:00AM to NOON

Saturday, December 24th, 2011 through Monday, January 3rd, 2012

Winter Session hours will begin on Tuesday, January 4th, 2012. At this time, the library will be open from 8:00AM to 5:00PM Monday through Friday, and 10:00AM to 5:00PM on Saturday, unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Notice of Network Downtime in Library

Due to an IT project which will upgrade the network switches in the university library buildings, we regret that there will be limited computer access on Friday, December 16th and Monday, December 19th. This includes Internet, Printing, and the ability to log on to computers on some floors.

Please see the chart below for full details:

Plan your work accordingly and make other arrangements while the network/internet is unavailable.

Also note that if you are already logged onto your computer you can use the local resources. You may not be able to log on after the switch is taken off line.

Friday, December 16

8:00 – 10:00am South Library 5th floor

10:00 – 12:00pm South Library 4th floor

1:00 – 5:00pm South Library all floors

1:00 – 6:00pm South Library 2nd floor east

The internet café in the North Library will be functional; however there is limited software and no printing from those computers.

Monday, December 19

8:00 – 10:00am South Library 3rd floor west

10:00 – 12:00pm South Library 3rd floor east

1:00 – 3:00pm South Library 2nd floor west

Monday, December 5, 2011

Extended hours for Final Exams

The library will be open until 10PM Monday through Thursday between the dates of 12/05/2011 and 12/15/2011 to assist students with studying for final exams.

We will be open regular hours both Fridays and the Saturday of 12/10/2011, but we will be closed on Saturday the 17th.

For a full list of library hours, please see our calendar on the library website.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Reminder: Library Talk today at 4:30

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. The University Library, Archives and Special Collections Reading Room LIB 5039

Dr. Hata will speak on the issues raised in the fourth edition of his book, “Japanese Americans and World War II — Mass Removal, Imprisonment, and Redress” (with Nadine Ishitani Hata) as well as issues in the “Building Evidence” exhibition in the Archives.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Holiday Hours and Closures

Please keep in mind the following library hours and closures over the Thanksgiving break.
Wednesday, November 23rd: 8AM to 5PM
Thursday, November 24th through Sunday, November 27th: CLOSED

Normal hours will resume on Monday, November 28th. For more information on library hours and closures, check our official calendar online.

Thank you, and we hope you have a pleasant holiday.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Japanese-American Talk and Exhibit

The University Library Presents

A talk by Emeritus history Professor Donald T. Hata

In Conjunction with the Exhibition, “Building Evidence.”

Tuesday, November 29, 2011. 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 310 243-3895

The University Library, Archives and Special Collections Reading Room LIB 5039

Dr. Hata will speak on the issues raised in the fourth edition of his book, “Japanese Americans and World War II

— Mass Removal, Imprisonment, and Redress” (with Nadine Ishitani Hata) as well as issues in the “Building Evidence” exhibition in the Archives.

The exhibit, described below, will be on display until March 2012.

For over 40 years historians and archivists at CSU Dominguez Hills have been gathering materials documenting the lives of Japanese Americans in the South Bay and Los Angeles. A large segment of material focuses on the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, but there is also material on Japanese Americans before and after the War.

Consisting of photographs, yearbooks, artwork, letters, leases, the exhibition focuses on the lives and obstacles faced by Japanese Americans in the South Bay and Los Angeles prior, during and after World War II. Topics include the location of some Japanese American tenant farmer families on Dominguez/Rancho San Pedro lands before World War II and the removal of those families after Pearl Harbor; the mass evacuation of citizens and incarceration in concentration camps such as Manzanar and Granada, Colorado; letters from various Japanese Americans searching for jobs and places to live after the camps were closed. Several of the recently-rescued Ninomiya Studio photographs show Japanese American life in the 1950s. In addition the exhibition features artwork of Mary Higuchi, Henry Fukahara and H. Takata as well as a scale model of a camp barracks made by former Torrance resident Min Sueda.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Student Scholarship Opportunity from TELACU

TELACU is currently seeking students who meet the following criteria for scholarship opportunities available with their program:

  • Business majors (e.g. Business Administration, Economic, Finance, Management, Marketing & International Business) or related field:
    * Minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
    * Low-income, first generation college students
    * Must be entering their Junior Year
  • S.T.E.M. majors (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics. Emphasis in Mechanical, Electrical & Chemical Engineers):
    * Minimum G.P.A. 2.70
    * Low-income, first generation college students
    * Juniors or Seniors
Students who meet these criteria can learn more at or by e-mailing Daniel Garcia, the associate director of the scholarship program. The application deadline for these scholarships is August 5th.

Friday, July 8, 2011

New Library Floor Plans

Floor plans for both library buildings (North and South) are now available on the library's floor plans web page. The plans are to scale and show the location of books, offices, and other pertinent features of the library like computers and photocopiers.

You can also download a printable PDF copy of the map on the page, which includes a separate list of the items on each floor.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Laptop Loan Office May/Summer Schedule

Laptop rentals and Group Study room checkouts will be unavailable from May 23rd through May 27th. However, the laptop loan office will still be open from the 23rd through the 25th for the return of equipment.

The office will be closed the 27th through the 30th, and will re-open for laptop and group study room checkouts throughout both summer sessions, from May 31st through August 19th.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

PICTURE Art Student Essay Contest - $500 Prize

The PICTURE Art Foundation maintains the PICTURE Cultural Art Center on the first floor of the new CSUDH Library. To celebrate the opening of their new exhibit, "On Being Human: Love, Faith, Shame and Hope," opening May 5th, the foundation is sponsoring a student essay contest with a $500 cash prize for the winning entry. The winning essay will also be featured on the foundation's website,

Contest Details

Write an essay of any length on a piece of art found in the exhibit "On Being Human: Love, Faith, Shame and Hope." The essay should include at least one of the following angles: sociological, historical, cultural, art historical or art appreciation.

Students are required to visit the exhibit to choose a particular work. Outside research is strongly encouraged, especially if it relates to current classwork.

Submit your entries to James Scarborough, PICTURE Cultural Art Executive Director at

Contest deadline is May 18th.

Contest Flyer

Picture Art Foundation - Student Essay Contest Flyer

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

USC Libraries Wonderland Award

Are you a fan of Lewis Carroll? If you are, you may want to take note of the USC Libraries Wonderland Award.

The award is is an annual multidisciplinary competition that encourages new scholarship and creative work related to Lewis Carroll (1832-1898), the English logician, mathematician, photographer, and nonsense poet who authored Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and its sequel, Through the Looking Glass (1871). The contest is open to graduate and undergraduate students from all disciplines at all Southern California universities. Previous winners have included creative writing, journalism, fine art, and biomedical engineering students.

The CSUDH Library has put together a page with available resources on Lewis Carroll and the Alice stories and poems to assist entrants from Dominguez Hills. You can view the page by clicking here:

The deadline for entry is April 1st, and the first prize is $2,000 with a second place prize of $1,500. If you enter and win, let us know so we can feature you on the library page!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Explore the New Library

Haven't made it over to the new library building yet? Have, but still aren't sure where everything is?

Check out our brief web-based presentation, available on the library's website, to get your bearings.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Mac Lab Now Open

The library's new Mac Lab is now open for student use. This lab contains 12 apple computers loaded with Mac OS X and is located just behind the reference desk on the second floor of the library's south wing.

Lab hours are the same as the library's hours of operation.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Library Hours: Winter and Spring 2011

The library hours for Winter and Spring semesters for 2011 are posted in the "library hours" section of the library website. Hours will be as follows:

Winter Semester hours: January 3rd through January 22nd.
  • Monday through Friday - 8AM to 5PM
  • Saturday - 10AM to 5PM
  • Sunday - Closed
  • Library closed Monday, January 17th in observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Spring Semester hours: January 24th through the end of the Spring semester.
  • Monday through Thursday - 8AM to 8PM
  • Friday - 8AM to 5PM
  • Saturday - 10AM to 5PM
  • Sunday - Closed
Spring Semester closures will be announced as the semester advances.