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Services Overview

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan is a service provided to obtain materials which are needed for research but are not available in the Oviatt Library.

Office Location: Room 109
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 p.m.
Phone Number: (818) 677-2294
Email Address: interlibrary.loan@csun.edu

Search Course Reserves

Course Reserves are instructor-selected materials put on reserve for a specific course. Course Reserve materials include electronic files, library-owned materials (books, CDs, videos) and instructor-supplied materials (copies of articles, books, sample tests, etc.). You may search by instructor or course number to locate Course Reserves for a particular class.


Desktop Computers

The Oviatt Library provides access to computers throughout the building in support of research and learning at California State University, Northridge. Most workstations are restricted to current CSUN student, faculty and staff. Visitor stations are located in the "core" area near the escalators on the second, third and fourth floors. However priority is given to students, faculty & staff, and those using U.S. and California Government Depository materials when there are no other work stations available.

Study Rooms and Lockers

The Oviatt offers both Individual and Group Study Rooms for CSUN students to use. Individual study rooms are located on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors. Those located along the south wall of the building are available on a first come first serve basis. Those along the north side of the wall (on the 2nd and 3rd floors) must be reserved using our online reservation system. Group study rooms are located in the Learning Commons on the main floor, as well as floors 2, 3 and floor. These study rooms must be reserved using our online reservation system:


Oviatt Library Services for Distance Education Students

The Oviatt Library provides services for students who are designated by the Roland Tseng College of Extended Learning as distance students or distance learners. To qualify for distance learner library services, students must be admitted to and enrolled in a Roland Tseng College of Extended Learning degree-granting program that is offered online or at a location other than the Northridge campus. These programs usually organize students into cohort groups.

Information for CSUN Parents

Students can access the Library's online resources remotely. That means they can find information from more than 100 databases containing magazine, newspaper and journal articles from any location. They can also access eBooks. All they need to know is their CSUN User ID and Password. (For more information on CSUN User ID and password, see the Campus IT Username and Password page.)