About the Library Overview

The California State University, Northridge's Oviatt Library provides educational, cultural and information services and resources to the students, faculty, and the community. Its primary mission is to support and supplement classroom and independent learning; facilitate student and faculty research; and provide students with lifelong skills in identifying, locating, evaluating and synchronizing information.


Mission, Vision and Values

Oviatt Library Exterior

The mission of the Oviatt Library is to support the diverse information needs of our academic community through the delivery of relevant library resources and services...

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Visitor Information

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Personnel and Departments

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Strategic Planning

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In the Fall of 2011, a new cycle of strategic planning began at the Oviatt Library at California State University Northridge. Learn more about that plan here.

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Library History and Facts

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The California State University, Northridge's Oviatt Library provides educational, cultural and information services and resources to the students, faculty, and the community.

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Building and Floor Maps

Oviatt Library Main Floor Map

View floor maps of the Library, as well as learn more about the 1994 Earthquake's damage.

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Policies

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