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Published March 12, 2020

Library Support for Online Learning

Library Updates:

*New service (6/24/2020)- Faculty and Students can check out our books once a week through email request and "curbside" pickup (Pick up will take place at the front of the library) See details below*

The Library building is closed as of Saturday March 21 until further notice. All online services are still available.

Returning Books

All books currently checked out have their due dates extended until August 31, 2020.  This should be reflected in your Library Account page.  (Students not enrolling in Fall 2020 will have a due date of July 21, 2020).  Most book drops are currently closed. The two return bins in front of the library and the one at the south turnaround (near the McIntosh building) are open.  Please note: books will be “checked in” once a week, so you may not see it reflected in your library account right away. If you need to return your book and won't be back to campus, can mail your book to:

University Library
CSU Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840

If you need help, please contact:  

Research help via chat, text, and email:

Resources available online:

Use OneSearch and/or Databases to access online articlesBeachReach interlibrary loan of electronic articles is available.

See our Streaming Media and eBooks research guides for info about more resources you can access online.  Also see Sources for an Online Environment.

Physical materials:

  • There is currently no access to the physical book stacks, or the physical reserves.
  • *The library now offers pickup of library books for faculty and students.*
    • Items may be requested from the stacks through the following procedure:
      • Find the titles you need in OneSearch
      • Email the list to with your name, campus ID and a contact phone number
      • Circulation Staff will pull items Wednesday mornings only at this time, although this could be expanded to meet the demand if necessary.
      • Circulation Staff will contact patrons with pick up instructions when items are ready.
    • Link+ and CSU+ are temporarily suspended, only those items owned by CSULB are available.


Please contact your librarian with any questions you have about library resources.  Limited pick up of CSULB owned print books is now available, see above or contact your librarian.

Library Instruction

  • Library instruction is available in coordination with individual faculty and their librarians.
  • Library instruction may include email/chat consultations, research assignments developed by librarians and faculty together, instructional videos posted on the web and/or zoom meetings.

Materials Immediately Available

  • Librarians can help with using online features to limit to only available electronic materials.
  • Digital/electronic materials are available via the CSULB Library website.
    • This includes electronic articles, eBooks, videos, etc.
    • Publishers have been increasing the availability of their content-free on a short-term basis. New resources will be added to the library catalog as they are made available. (See Sources for an Online Environment)

Accessing the internet:

The Horn Center is currently closed. Call (562) 985-2303 or check for up-to-date information.

Eduroam enables its students, faculty and staff free access to secure wireless connectivity when visiting other participating institutions by using their CSULB BeachID account.

More internet access information:

The following resources refer to discounts or special options from a range of internet providers for those who may not have access to the Internet from off-campus locations. Please contact the providers directly to understand if they may apply to you:

  • FCC agreement (.*pdf) stating that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots.
  • Comcast: offers free Wi-Fi for 2 months to low income families plus all Xfinity hot-spots are free to the public during this time
  • AT&T: offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low income families
  • Verizon: no special offers, but following the FCC agreement.
  • Sprint: follows FCC agreement, provides unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge. 
  • T-Mobile: follows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge. 

If a student needs a Chromebook loaned to you, please call 562-985-5587 or visit Brotman Hall 377 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.).