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Alumni and Community

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.

The Oviatt Library from the Front Lawn

Oviatt Library Tours

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.

Reference Books
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Three women sharing a book.
Man and woman sharing a book.
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Friends of the Library

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.