Library closed until further notice but one computer lab and online resources availablecsudhbulletin March 20, 2020 0 COMMENTS
The library was quiet, but had some activity, last week.
Photo by Robert Rios.
By Dayzsha Lino, Co-News Editor
The University Library will be closed until further notice, with the exception of a computer lab on the first floor, according to an Instagram post Thursday on CSUDH’s account.
While the physical library will be closed, librarians will be accessible online and electronic resources will be available.
The.computer lab (G-146) on the first floor will remain open to students with restricted hours starting from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
In addition to closing its services, the University Library will also extend its due dates for borrowed materials, interlibrary loans, and CSU+ items. Due dates have been extended to May 23, 2020 and all interlibrary loans are now due on April 13, 2020. Interlibrary loan and CSU+ processing has been suspended from March 17 to March 20, and any requests made after March 16 will be held for later processing.
With faculty and staff being gone, students can still access the library’s online resources, including the Article Databases and OneSearch, which gives students a chance to browse through library collections.
Students can also ask questions through the Research Help Desk, where they can chat with librarians via Zoom, the library chat, and email Mon.-Thurs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Using Zoom, librarians can also give instruction on information literacy, provide relevant research guides and tutorials for student projects, and design online instructional materials to assist students with their research assignments.
For faculty, the library also provides online links to ebooks, streaming videos, and other online learning tools.
For more on what the University Library provides online, click here.