Note: In-person reference and research services have been suspended. We are available to answer questions via email during regular business hours: firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about class visits and course-based assignments using Special Collections materials while in-person library services are suspended, please visit our Instruction page.
Special Collections & Archives in the Oviatt Library is the home of CSUN's rare book and periodical collections, as well as its archival and manuscript collections. Archival and manuscript collections can consist of many different kinds of materials, including correspondence, diaries, maps, university records, organizational records, photographs, and audio or video recordings.
In Special Collections & Archives users can perform research, engage in classes using primary sources, or view exhibitions. Our collections are made available to researchers in a supervised reading room. We welcome users, and ask for understanding concerning our special procedures, which are designed to ensure these collections are available in the future.Take a Peek in the Stacks