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Library Remote Resources and Services

This page contains all relevant information related to Oviatt Library's current operations and responses to the COVID-19 outbreak including updates to operations, access to remote services, and other helpful links.

Renew and Return Materials

The due dates for most currently checked out Library materials including books, media, materials borrowed through Interlibrary Loan/CSU+, and CMS and LTS equipment have been extended but do check our updated notice for more information if you need to return any material.

You can renew circulating library-owned materials four ways:

  • Go to OneSearch and click Log In to log in to your library account and renew online
  • Email a renewal request using our online renewal form
  • Renew items by phone by calling (818) 677-4745 (available 24 hours a day)
  • Bring items to the Guest Services desk during regular library hours

Log In to your Library Account Fill out an Online Renewal Form Contact Guest Services

Borrowing Print Books and Physical Media by Mail

While the library building remains closed due to public health requirements, CSUN students will be able to request books and other circulating materials from our collections to be sent to them by mail. Note that books and media on reserve are not available for mailing.

Users may request items through OneSearch:

  1. Search for needed items in OneSearch, and click Sign in to sign into your OneSearch account
  2. In the record for the item you want, click Request and follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. You will receive your requested materials by mail in about one to two weeks, as item availability, public health, and USPS mail circumstances allow.

Questions? Contact libcirc@csun.edu or call (818) 677-2274 

Interlibrary Loan will restart borrowing of print books and mail them to current CSUN students. You will receive your requested materials in one to three weeks, if borrowed from another CSU library (CSU+), or in about three to four weeks from non-CSU libraries, as item availability, public health, and postal services circumstances allow. Contact: interlibrary.loan@csun.edu or call (818) 677-2294.

Log In to your Library Account  Contact InterLibrary Loan

 Learning Materials

The Oviatt Library is prepared to support you in the case that you may be learning from a distance. IT has a number of resources for academic continuity in the event of disruptions to in-person learning.

Accessing course materials

  • Search for textbooks & ebooks in the library catalog using OneSearch by applying the search filter "Available Online at CSUN"

Screenshot showing "Available Online at CSUN" filter

  • Let your professors know if you have trouble accessing their course materials and direct them to this site– they want you to succeed! 
  • Several publishers have also upgraded eBooks to unlimited access at no cost. Check out our AL$ COVID-19 Resources webpage for more info.

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Research Guides

Contact Your Subject Librarian

Find Sources CSUN Doesn't Own

Even if you are off-campus, you can use the FREE Interlibrary Loan service to obtain materials which are needed for research but are not available in the Oviatt Library. Interlibrary Loan borrowing of physical books is currently not available. You may still request articles that will be delivered electronically to your Interlibrary Loan account.‚Äč

Submit a request online: Interlibrary Loan Service

For questions: interlibrary.loan@csun.edu or call (818) 677-2294.

Visit InterLibrary Loan's Website

Online Materials and Resources

The Oviatt Library has access to digital materials available to you. Librarians have also created subject, course, and topic guides to help you navigate through the research process. Use OneSearch to find ebooks, journal articles, streaming audio or video, and other online resources. We have hundreds of databases that provide access to full-text articles, videos, and more!

Access Research Guides

Access OneSearch

Access Online Databases

Contact a Librarian

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