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Requirements for Entering the University Library, Fall 2021

As per University policy, starting August 30 and throughout the Fall 2021 semester, only current CSUN students, faculty (including emeritus and adjuncts), and staff who have also met the health and safety requirements for coming to campus may enter the University Library.

At this time, family members and/or "guests" (vaccinated or not) of current CSUN students, faculty, and staff will not be allowed into the Library. Exceptions will be made for CSUN users with disabilities who require an assistant who shows evidence of passing the daily Visitor Health Screening Survey and follows the policies listed under "While In the Library" below. 

Community members (including Friends of the Library, Alumni and local high school students with or without CSUN Library cards) may not enter the Library during this time.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. See Library Access, Borrowing, and Resources for Friends, Alumni, CSUN Affiliates, and Visitors for available services, including the Library's Locker Pickup Service


To enter the Library, CSUN users must do one of the following to verify their current student, faculty (including emeritus and adjuncts), or staff status:

  • Fastest Option: Take the Student Health Screening Survey or the Employee Health Screening Survey on the same day and before you come to the Library.
    • Be prepared to show "cleared to come to campus" email you received from the Klotz Student Health Center (students) or AV/HR (employees) on your phone or other device, or make a printout and bring it with you, to present to library employees stationed in front of the main entrance, or
  • Present your CSUN student or employee photo ID card OR valid government-issued photo ID card (driver’s license, State ID) OR passport to library employees stationed in front of the main entrance:
    • Have your current student/employee status verified by Library employees through our online system, or other methods as needed, which are normally used to determine eligibility for Library services.
      Please note that campus photo ID cards are currently available to employees with proof of employment at University Cash Services in Bayramian Hall, Monday through Friday 10am to 2pm (see Human Resources: Your First Days for more information).  Students will be notified soon about generating their CSUN photo ID card online. 
  • If unsure of your status or who can enter the Library, please contact Guest Services at (818) 677-2274 or

Library Policies

For everyone’s protection, Library users must follow campus Health and Safety Protocols as follows:

  • Wear acceptable face coverings (masks) while inside the Library and waiting to enter.

  • Food may be brought into the Library but must be taken outside to eat. However, it is ok to take quick sips of a beverage while inside the Library.

  • Users who cannot follow campus Health and Safety Protocols inside the Library are encouraged to study or access campus WiFi at tables and benches outside.