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Library Building is Closed

 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 available.



 Library Support for Online Learning


 Returning Books

Three Bookdrops are currently open, the two return bins in front of the library and the one at the south turnaround (near the McIntosh building). 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, you can mail your book to:

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

If you need help with returning books, due dates and/or fines, please contact:


 Research Help


 Resources available online

Use OneSearch and/or Databases to access online articles. BeachReach interlibrary loan of electronic articles is available. (No physical/print items are available through BeachReach at this time).

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

Some publishers have offered some 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)


 Physical Materials

  • The library offers "curbside" 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 a 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.
    • There is currently no access to browse the physical book stacks, or checking out physical items on reserve.


 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.


 Accessing the Internet