Website Policy for the University Library


The universal resource locator (URL) for the Library Web Site is : /library.


The Library web site reflects the University Library and the University and as such will adhere to University policies regarding campus computing resources.  Material added to the web site will be accurate, current, professional, and adhere to copyright laws and accessibility guidelines.  The CSULB community, on and off-campus, is the primary audience for information available from the Library web site with the focus being on the information needs of students.  Exceptions are made in the area of gifts and donations.

The overall responsibility for the Library web site lies with the Library Administration.


The operational responsibility for site design and content falls on the Web Group.  Each page will include the contributor's name, email address, and the date the page was last updated.  When no specific contributor is responsible, the Web Group will be the email contact for the page.


All members of the CSULB Community are entitled to equal access to official University Information.  The Library Web Site will conform to the CSULB Web Accessibility Policy, which is in keeping with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility requirements.  To this end, we are committed to the following WC3 Priority 1 accessibility checkpoints:

  • Provide a text equivalent for every non-text element e.g., via "alt", "longdesc", or in element content). This includes: images, graphical representations of text (including symbols), image map regions, animations (e.g., animated GIFs), applets and programmatic objects, ascii art, frames, scripts, images used as list bullets, spacers, graphical buttons, sounds (played with or without user interaction), stand-alone audio files, audio tracks of video, and video.
  • Ensure that all information conveyed with color is also available without color, for example from context or markup.
  • Clearly identify changes in the natural language of a document's text and any text equivalents (e.g., captions).
  • Organize documents so they may be read without style sheets. For example, when an HTML document is rendered without associated style sheets, it must still be possible to read the document.
  • Ensure that equivalents for dynamic content are updated when the dynamic content changes.
  • Until user agents allow users to control flickering, avoid causing the screen to flicker.
  • Use the clearest and simplest language appropriate for a site's content.
  • Provide redundant text links for each active region of a server-side image map.
  • Provide client-side image maps instead of server-side image maps except where the regions cannot be defined with an available geometric shape.
  • For data tables, identify row and column headers.
  • For data tables that have two or more logical levels of row or column headers, use markup to associate data cells and header cells.
  • Title each frame to facilitate frame identification and navigation.
  • Ensure that pages are usable when scripts, applets, or other programmatic objects are turned off or not supported. If this is not possible, provide equivalent information on an alternative accessible page.
  • Until user agents can automatically read aloud the text equivalent of a visual track, provide an auditory description of the important information of the visual track of a multimedia presentation.
  • For any time-based multimedia presentation (e.g., a movie or animation), synchronize equivalent alternatives (e.g., captions or auditory descriptions of the visual track) with the presentation.
  • If, after best efforts, you cannot create an accessible page, provide a link to an alternative page that uses W3C technologies, is accessible, has equivalent information (or functionality), and is updated as often as the inaccessible (original) page.

Adopted by Library Administration, 2004