Welcome to the Oviatt Library! Oviatt Library resources are available to: the CSUN academic community, CSU academic community, CSUN Library Courtesy Cardholders, and other Library patrons.
SUMMARY The Oviatt Library welcomes on and off-campus groups to schedule library tours. Tours can be tailored to meet the needs of each tour group and enable students and community members to see the state-of-the art facility which houses a physical collection containing 1.4 million volumes. We receive many tour requests throughout the year and we make every effort to accommodate them. However, tours are not available during the months of May and December due to final exams.
Friends, alumni and visitors of the library have online access to a variety of resources through the Oviatt Library's website. Search the library catalog, selected online resources and e-books.
The Oviatt Library provides a variety of services and resources for its many Oviatt library cardholders and visitors.
The Oviatt Library is pleased to offer some of our services to eligible high school students in Advanced Placement classes at Los Angeles Unified School District high schools in the San Fernando Valley and other select area high schools in the San Fernando Valley. Please see our Interactive Programming Map for a quick overview.
In addition to the resources and services at the Oviatt Library, students in the Los Angeles area are fortunate enough to have many library services available that can help with homework, research papers, finding books to read for fun, and even programs that offer fun events for teens.
The friends of the Oviatt Library was founded so that members of the community may become active participants in the Library at California State University, Northridge. The Friends is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and enhancing the resources of the Oviatt Library. Among many other activities, the Friends organize fund-raising events, hold book sales, support volunteer activities and encourage gifts and endowments.