The Library at California State University, Long Beach, exists to support the instructional and research needs of the CSULB faculty, students and staff. The University Library also fills a role as a community resource and as such provides a variety of services to visitors who are not currently CSULB faculty, staff and students.
Following services available free of charge to all visitors:
Following services available for a fee to visitors (unless noted under specific categories of visitors below):
Following services not available to visitors (unless noted under specific categories of visitors below):
Categories of visitors eligible for a library card and additional services:
Required identification: CSU Alumni Association card.
Alumni from any California State University campus are provided library privileges upon presentation of their CSU Alumni Association card and registration at the Library Circulation Desk. These library privileges include:
Required identification: Social Security card.
Community borrower's cards are available to all visitors for $45 a year. This fee is charged to help defray the cost of the materials and staff time and is payable upon completion of an application for the card. Applications are available at the Circulation Desk. The library privileges include:
Required identification: A current college identification card from the affiliated campus and for students, additional proof of enrollment.
Students, faculty, and staff of several community colleges (Cerritos, Cypress, El Camino, Golden West, Long Beach City College, Santa Ana, and Santiago Canyon) have full reciprocal borrowing privileges. For specific details see mutual use and special lending agreements.
Students of these community colleges are entitled to:
Faculty and Staff of these community colleges are entitled to:
Required identification: A current CSU identification card from the affiliated campus and for students, additional proof of enrollment.
Students, faculty, and staff of all CSU system campuses have library privileges throughout the system.
CSU Students are entitled to:
CSU Faculty and Staff are entitled to:
Required identification: CSULB University Library will issue a High School card to students.
CSULB offers junior and senior secondary school students of the Long Beach Unified (LBUSD) and Los Alamitos Unified (LAUSD) High School Districts an enrichment program to obtain a University Library card. Click here for more details on the CSULB High School Outreach Program including program requirements and how to obtain a card. As a High School Cardholder, a student is entitled to:
Required identification: CSULB University Library will issue a card.
Cards are issued to currently employed full time faculty (including librarians) in LBUSD, to librarians from the Long Beach Public Library, and to medical or corporate librarians working in the Long Beach area. Cards are valid from issuance until September 30th of each year and may be renewed as long as the district or library employs the person. To apply for a library card, obtain an application form at the Library Circulation Desk or for LBUSD faculty from your school principal. Cardholders are granted borrowing privileges for library materials as follows: