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Library Changes for 2017-18

The University Library welcomes you to the 2017-18 academic year with new services, upgraded spaces, and good news!

24/5 Zone -- Powered by Students!

Thanks to ASI and your student fees, the 2nd floor of Kellogg Library is now open 24 hours a day, five days a week during Fall and Spring semesters. The “24/5 Zone” is available to students, faculty, and staff with a valid CSUSM ID Sunday-Thursday between midnight and 6am – here you’ll find renovated seating areas, seven group study rooms, two computer labs, printing, access to collections and course reserves, staff help, and other Library services and resources.


No More Fines!

The Library has eliminated most overdue fines on books and media checked out by students! Additionally, you can now borrow CSUSM books for 16 weeks and media materials for 30 days with one renewal each. Fees and fines still apply for lost items, course reserves, and materials acquired through Circuit/Interlibrary Loan. You can learn more about checkout periods and fines at the library website.


Outdoor Study! South Balcony Now Open

The Library recently refurbished and opened our little-known South Balcony on the 5th floor, which you can get to through the Barahona collection. Come study on this balcony -- which features 8 umbrella tables, 32 total seats, and amazing views of CSUSM’s surrounding hills -- any time the Library is open (except during overnight hours).


Revolutionary Grain: Celebrating the Spirit of the Black Panthers in Portraits and Stories

The fall exhibit is on display in the library as the latest installment of the Context: Library Series. In conjunction with the exhibit, the Black Student Center will be hosting a panel discussion on September 20 with photographer Suzun Lucia Lamaina and several Black Panthers on the history and legacy of the movement. RSVP at bit.ly/RevGrain


Common Read

This year’s Common Read, Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, is a moving meditation on the author’s attempt to situate himself within our current fraught racial climate. Stop by the Circulation Desk to check out a copy of the book. Also make sure to reserve your tickets to the sure-to-sell-out Arts & Lectures event on November 29 at 6 pm -- Black Lives Matter: An Evening with Co-founder Alicia Garza.


Textbooks on Reserve

The Library continues to add more books to our Reserves collection! Check our website to see if we have the textbooks and readings for your classes -- either online or in person behind the Circulation Desk.