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University Library High School Student Guide

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Coleen Martin

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The University Library building is currently closed due to the COVID19 crisis. To see the latest updates and information about Library resources and services, please visit Library Updates & News.

Library Services Moved Online Due to COVID19!

Although the Library building is currently closed, Library faculty and staff are committed to supporting your research needs. If you are a local high school student and would like to locate credible resources virtually, please visit the University Library High School Student Find Credible Sources Online webpage.


The University Library is open to high school students and the public during regular Library hours. This research guide will provide local high school students with information about using the University Library in-person and using the Internet to locate credible resources for high school research assignments.   

If you would like to locate credible resources virtually, without visiting the University Library, please visit the University Library High School Student Find Credible Sources Online page.

If you plan to visit the University Library in-person for your research, feel free to use the information in this guide to help navigate your search. Also, please be aware of the following:

  • You need to come to the University Library if you want to use University Library articles and books etc. for your research. The Library does not offer remote access to materials to non-CSUN students, staff, or faculty. See Library Hours and Campus Map to plan your visit.
  • Visit the Library Technology Services Desk on the main floor of the Library to request use of a Library computer. You will be able to use a Library computer for a two-hour period.
  • Bring your high school ID card or another valid form of identification in order to use a Library computer.
  • While you are at the University Library, you will be able to access most of the Library’s resources.
  • It’s not essential, but if you have a USB (Flash) drive, bring it with you to the Library to save online database articles. (You can email most articles to yourself if you don’t have a USB (Flash) drive.)
  • Librarians are available to help you with your research questions at the Reference desk on the main floor of the Library during reference desk hours. You can also use Ask a Librarian to obtain help virtually.

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Advanced Placement (AP) Program

Please visit the University Library Advanced Placement (AP) Program page for information about resources and services available to local AP high school students.

Computers During Your Library Visit

During your visit at the Library, you can save articles to a USB (Flash) drive or email articles to yourself. Please see our Visitor Computer Access information for more information.

Parking and Visitor Information

Parking and other visitor information can be found at the Library's Visitor Information page.

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