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Alumni and Community

While the Library remains closed, we invite members of the public to explore the Library's OneSearch system to find “open access” electronic resources, Oviatt Library Digital CollectionsScholarWorks Open Access Repository (SOAR) of scholarship created by the CSUN community, and electronic government documents. On-site public access to subscribed electronic books, articles, and media will return when the Oviatt Library fully reopens. Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to offer book checkouts to our courtesy cardholders (Alumni Association, Friends of the Library, high schools, etc.). For public access to online resources, if you are a Los Angeles resident, we encourage you to also visit the Los Angeles Public Library website to access their extensive online collections of electronic books, articles, streaming media, and more; they also offer curbside pickup for their books. Similar services might be offered by your local library if you are not a Los Angeles resident. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Oviatt Library Tours

The Oviatt Library from the Front Lawn

The Oviatt Library welcomes on and off-campus groups to schedule library tours to see our state-of-the art facility. Tours can be tailored to meet the needs of each tour group.

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Friends of the Library

Special Collections

The Friends of the Oviatt Library offers an opportunity actively participate in the life of the Library through fund-raising events, volunteer activities, and special programming.

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Access, Borrowing, and Resources for Friends, Alumni, CSUN Affiliates, and Visitors

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Most of the Oviatt Library’s print and electronic resources and many of its services are available in-person to all, with some restrictions..

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Other Library Resources for Students

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In addition to the resources at the Oviatt Library, local libraries offer services that help with homework, research papers, finding books to read for fun, and teen activities.

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Advanced Placement Student Program

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We offer services to eligible high school students in A.P. classes at LAUSD high schools and other select area high schools in the San Fernando Valley.

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