Cal State LA and the University Library continue to carefully plan for a strategic return to campus with your health and safety in mind. Recent updates from Los Angeles County public health officials have resulted in changes to protocols on our campus. Library guidelines include but are not limited to:

  • Face coverings are required when indoors
  • No food or drink permitted inside the library except for water in a resealable bottle.
  • Face coverings are recommended outdoors for unvaccinated individuals if less than 6 feet from others.
  • Self-screening for COVID-19 symptoms is still required. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 such as cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fever, chills, have had contact with a known COVID-19 case in the last 10 days or are currently under isolation or quarantine orders, please stay home.
  • Various study areas, seats, bathrooms, offices, departments, floors, etc. may be closed or have reduced capacity. 
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for public use.

Library building access will be granted by presenting a Golden Eagle One Card. If members of the Cal State LA community need to obtain/replace their One Cards, please contact the GEOC office and schedule an appointment (Tuesdays or Thursdays only) to do so. There may be a small fee to replace a One Card.

Cal State LA has created a new Return to Campus website. On the website you’ll find important dates, details about planning for the fall, frequently asked questions and more.

Additionally, the Health Watch website will continue to provide information about vaccinations, COVID-19 testing, campus messages and other information.


Hours and Building Access

Hours and Building Access

August 23 to TBD

Monday - Thursday:  8am to 9pm
Friday: 8am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 6pm
Sunday: Closed
Who May Access:
Student, staff, faculty welcome with campus OneCard

Areas Open:

Assistance from librarians will be provided via Zoom, Chat and Email

*Hours are subject to change based on Cal State LA’s current public health requirements.

This site will be updated periodically as information and guidelines change.


Library Support for Online Learning

Library research and instructional services are being provided online. You can access library resources from home using your Cal State LA sign-in information or a VPN.

The library has access to a variety of electronic resources. Below is a brief overview of the types of resources and how you can access them. 

Electronic Resources

Resource Type

How to Access

Notes & Guides

Journal Articles

You can find journal articles by searching OneSearch, specific databases, or specific journals.

If you are using the database or journal search, you will first need to select a database before searching for a specific article.

Media Databases (Streaming Video, Audio, Image)

To access a media database, click the Databases link from the library homepage, and select Media from the All Database Types box.

Guide to Streaming Video and Other Online Media Resources


You can search and access ebooks in OneSearch or in an individual ebook database.

To find a database click the Databases link from the library homepage and select E-Books from the All Database Types box.

E-Book Guide


You can search and access newspapers in OneSearch or in a newspaper database.

To access, click the Databases link from the library web homepage, and select Newspapers from the All Database Types box.

Primary Sources

To access, click the Databases link from the library web homepage, and select Primary Sources from the All Database Types box.

Primary Source Guide

Reference Tools

To access, click the Databases link from the library web homepage, and select Reference from the All Database Types box

Reference Sources Online

Statistics & Datasets

To access, click the Databases link from the library web homepage, and select Data and Statistics from the All Database Types box.


Study Space Reservations

Study Space Reservations

August 23 to TBD

  • Group study rooms open, more than one user permitted per room with an online reservation 
    • Reservations may be made up to 7 days in advance
  • Food and drink are not permitted, except water in a resealable bottle 
  • Study area must be wiped down after use 



Checking Out and Returning Materials

Checking Out and Returning Materials

August 23 to TBD

  • Library collections are open for browsing 
  • Items can be checked out in person at the library 
  • Items can be requested online for pick-up at an on-campus locker 
    • Search for an item you want in the OneSearch box on the library’s homepage 
    • If the item is available and is a book or DVD, click "Sign in" at the top of the page 
    • Click the item you want and then click "Request" 
  • Equipment, board games, and other high touch items cannot be checked out.
  • To return items please use the library’s outdoor bookdrops, which are accessible 24 hours a day. One bookdrop is located to the right of the front entrance of Library North, the other is adjacent to the entrance to Café ’47, on the North side of the building. You may also return items at the Library Service Desk. If you are unable to return items by their due dates please contact us.


CSU+ & Interlibrary Loan

CSU+ & Interlibrary Loan

August 23 to TBD

  • CSU+ and Interlibrary Loan items can be requested for pickup in lockers. 

Computer Access, Printing, and Technology

Computer Access, Printing and Technology

August 23 to TBD

  • Desktops and printing are available in the library 
  • Technology rentals are available for: 
    • Portable chargers, cables 
  • ITS Open Access Labs are open 

Library Partners

Library Partners Contacts



Academic Advisement Center 323-343-3150
Café 47 323-343-5392
Center for Academic Success - Tutoring Wing 323-343-3971
Center for Academic Success- Writing Wing 323-343-5350
Center for Effective Teaching and Learning (CETL) Annex 323-343-6594
Everytable 323-426-2820
Graduate Resource Center & Office of Graduate Studies 323-343-3820
ITS Helpdesk 323-343-6170
Office of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities (ORSCA)  323-343-3793
Smart Start 323-343-3184
Special Collections & Archives 323-343-3960
Testing Center 323-343-3160

Mental Health Resources

During these uncertain times, it is normal to experience stress and a fear of the unknown. Learn about resources that can help provide financial support, emergency housing, mental health services, and more at WellBeingU.