Welcome to the new website!

Let us know what you think and send us some feedback! If you're a creature of habit you can still visit the old website until the end of the 2015 fall semester.

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Library: 7AM-12AM
24/7 Study Area - Open 24 Hours
CPMC Help Desk: 9AM-7PM

See Hours Calendar

You can reserve study rooms in the 24/7 Area, Media Center and CPMC, or you can just find an open walk-in room.

Reserve Room  or  Walk-in Rooms

Some available tech devices you can borrow range from laptops, tablets and eReaders all the way to cameras, mics and tripods.

See Other Equipment

Designing research posters on Oct 8

Research Poster Design

In this workshop, we'll be focusing on layout, design, content and color for academic posters.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Online access to the Chronicle of Higher Education

We're pleased to announce that San Diego State now has online access to the Chronicle of Higher Education!

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What's changed about the website? Logins

One notable change on the library's website is that we've put all the possible library-related logins in one place.

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What Does Peer Review Mean?

Need to find peer reviewed articles, but not sure what that means? Read on to find out.

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Weekly Update Videos on YouTube

Welcome to week 7 of posting short update videos on our YouTube channel @sdsulibrary.

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Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month!

The celebration of history, culture and contributions from Latinos runs from September 15-October 15.

Featured Services
Featured Services
Special Feature
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"What He Said She Said"

Listen to what students have to say about the new Library Computing Hub.

Watch Feedback Video

More Than Just Books

Here are 12 things worth checking out. Literally.

Want something? Leave us your feedback and let us know.

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More Media Center Features

The New Library Computing Hub

We've recently upgraded and updated our student computing center.

Listen to what students have to say about the new space.

Watch Computing Hub Feedback Video


Create & Collaborate

We've got room for more than two.

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Group Study with Media Connectivity

Group study rooms have glass whiteboards, tv screens and a computer to connect up to 6 people.

Reserve Study Room
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Media Presentation Room with Video Recording

Utilize the projector screen, wireless mics and video recording to present to up to 15 people.

Reserve Presentation Room
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Open Study Spaces with Power Outlets

If you see an open table or empty study room then take it it's yours! Otherwise, you can reserve a room.

See Open Study Spaces

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Meet the Dean

Gale Etschmaier's Message

It’s critical to align the work and goals of the library with that of the campus, and I am looking for opportunities to collaborate in order to develop that shared mission. The library can play a bridge role by bringing people together in a unique way, blending academics, student services and business services. I’m really looking forward to integrating the library across campus.

Our Mission & Vision Our Strategic Plan


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Engage with the Library


3D Printing

build IT @SDSU Library is a mini makerspace designed to foster creativity and innovation by providing an infrastructure for student-motivated DIY learning of technology to transform ideas into awesome products. build IT offers 3D printing and technology workshops taught by the student volunteers, aka Master Builders.
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Visit build IT
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Comic Arts Collection

The San Diego State University Library Comic Arts Committee was formed in fall 2011 by Dean Gale Etschmaier. The committee aims to raise awareness of the comic arts in higher education, to coordinate campus efforts surrounding comics and related media, and to work with the broader San Diego community in support of the comic arts.

About the Comic Arts Committee
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Utilize the Library

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Book Eye Scanners

A Book Eye Scanner is an easy to use, convenient green technology that allows students to make scanned pdf images of books and other library materials free of charge.

Book Eye Scanner Locations   Book Eye Scanner Info
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Phone Charging Stations

Get charged at these multiple phone charging stations.

Find Phone Charging Locations
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Coffee Station

In the 24/7 Area, Big City Bagel (BCB) serves coffee and snacks. See hours below:

  • M-TH 7:30am – 11:00pm
  • F 7:30am – 2:00pm
  • SA Closed
  • SU 11:00am – 11:00pm
See Food-Friendly Areas
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Vending Machines

The Love Library 3rd floor study area is food friendly and includes a few vending machines.

See Food-Friendly Areas