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Featured: University Library of the Future

When you imagine the academic library of the future, perhaps in 5, 10, 20 or even 50 years, what comes to mind? Everything digitized, no more print? Help provided by AI services from your phone or digital displays throughout the library? Books and other physical resources delivered to your home by drones? Massive open spaces filled with flexible study furniture, technology, media equipment, and crafting supplies to make “things,” recreational and leisure spaces, including a café? Or, all-digital libraries with the empty buildings converted into classrooms, dorms, or office space?

CSUN University Library - CSUN Pave the Way

What’s New: Pave the Way – Secure Your Legacy at CSUN

You can mark your legacy within the CSUN community by having your name or message engraved on a paving stone in the South Portico.Your contribution will support innovative Library programs along with funds for the Alumni Association Student Scholarships fund, and create a lasting tribute for both current and future generations of the CSUN Community. By being an inaugural donor to this initiative you are acknowledging the central role of the University Library in nurturing student achievement over the past five decades and leaving a lasting legacy in tribute to this landmark institution.

Study pod in the Quiet Study Lounge at CSUN's University Library

Spotlight: Building a Quiet Study Lounge

The goal of the University Library’s Quiet Study Lounge as advertised is, “a tranquil place for individual study.” With proper selection of furniture that discourages conversation and allows for a single student to focus on their studies, that goal will continue to be realized.

Jillian and Jessica Ceedhumrug Group Study Room Dedication Plaque

Thanks & Recognition: Celebrating Generosity: The Levy Family's Enduring Commitment to Education

In the bustling heart of California's San Fernando Valley, amid the vibrant tapestry of culture and community, lies a home deeply entrenched in the spirit of giving back. Israel Levy and Nadine Soo Hoo Levy, pillars of the San Fernando Valley, have long championed the cause of education, nurturing a legacy of learning that spans generations.

Alohie Tadesse

We Would Like You to Meet: Alohie Tadesse

Alohie Tadesse started a new chapter as the Digital Collections Specialist at the CSUN University Library in the fall of 2023. What a perfect place to work, considering her continuous passion for libraries

University Library Dean Mark Stover

Message from the Dean: A New Chapter - Reflecting on Transitions

The great British playwright Tom Stoppard once said, “Every exit is an entry somewhere else.” This axiom is a bit of a cliché, but it is also in many ways profound. There are so many exits in our lives these days that when a big one comes, like a retirement, one tends to forget that, yes, another door will open soon.