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Alumni and Community

While the Library remains closed to all users except current CSUN students, faculty, and staff during the fall 2021 semester, the Library is pleased to provide book checkouts by Locker Pickup Service to current members of the Friends of the Library, Legacy/Lifetime Alumni Association members, and TCC Cardholders.

We invite you to explore the Library's OneSearch system to find "open access" electronic resources, University Library Digital Collections, ScholarWorks Open Access Repository (SOAR) of scholarship created by the CSUN community, and electronic government documents.

For public access to online books and other resources, if you are a Los Angeles resident, the Los Angeles Public Library has extensive collections of electronic books, articles, streaming media, and more. In addition, LAPL libraries have reopened.

University Library Tours

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

Join the Friends

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

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Most of the University 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 University 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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