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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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.

Find Your Way

Personnel and Departments

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Find people, places and services in the library

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Visitor Information

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Plan your visit to the Library!

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Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room

Interior of the Ferman Presentation Room

The Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room is an academic space for faculty and staff to conduct presentations, guest lectures, training sessions, and meetings.

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Policies

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Read more about Library policies.

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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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Strategic Planning

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The Oviatt Library Strategic Plan 2017-2022 focuses on six strategic areas: Student Success, Knowledge Transfer, User Services, Scholarly Communication, The Library as Place, and Organizational Excellence. Learn more about the plan here.

Read about our Plan