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University Library for High School Students

This guide is for high school students interested in using University Library resources to conduct research.

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Brianna Limas
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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.   

High School students are always encouraged to use their school library, media center, and/or teacher librarian as their first stop. Public libraries also have extensive resources for high school students. Check our Library Resources for High School Students for more.

If you would like to locate credible resources virtually, without visiting the University Library, please visit the University Library High School Student guide for Research from Off-Campus.

As you conduct your research with the help of CSUN University Library resources, please be aware of the following:

  • You need to come to the University Library if you want to access University Library articles, databases, eBooks, etc. 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. 
  • Masks are required while inside the library.  For the most up-to-date COVID protocols, please see the Campus Visitors information page
  • While you are at the University Library, you can access most of the Library’s resources. You will be able save articles or select book chapters while using a Library computer. You will not be able to access our databases or online resources (such as ebook full-text) from outside the library. Saving resources to USB drives or emailing articles to yourself is recommended for high school researchers visiting the University Library.
  • Students must always adhere to library and high school student-specific policies, including our Library Code of Conduct.
  • 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.

Library Services for High School Students

For more information and links to local school and public library resources, please visit the Library Services pages for Library Resources for High School Students

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Parking and Visitor Information

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

Computers During Your Library Visit

Visitor computers are only available to request during Library Technology Services desk hours.

  • 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.

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 library services page for more information.

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.

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