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Lecture or Reading

David Tomas Martinez Lecture

David Tomas Martinez will present a reading on Wed, December 3 at 7 pm in Room LL-430 as part of the Hugh Hyde Living Writers Series. The event is free and open to all.

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Walter Hepner Carving Turkey

Thanksgiving Closure

The Library will close at 5 pm on Wed 11/26 for the Thanksgiving holiday, and will re-open at noon on Sun 11/30.

The 24/7 Study Area will close at 10 pm on Wed 11/26, and will re-open at 8 am on Sat 11/29.

Photo: Former San Diego State College President Walter Hepner carving a turkey

Digital collections

Digital Collections has a new look

Explore our new map that helps locate photos on campus, or browse all of our photos, yearbooks, newspapers, art and more at:

Library Blogs


New library faculty
November 14, 2014

We are pleased to welcome Katie Houk to the SDSU Library!


Eraser erasing stress Article Database Searching: Tips and Tricks
November 24, 2014

Need to find scholarly articles written on your topic but not sure how to start? Check out this post for tips on searching library article databases.

Special Collections & University Archives

Vesalius Invasion of the Anatomical Body Snatchers!
October 27, 2014

October - the month when ghosts, ghouls, creepy crawlies, witches, monsters and other ghastly (but probably fictional) things come out to play.  So in celebration of All Hallow's Eve, we'd like to showcase some real-life creepers - historic anatomical prints.

Library Technology

Not sure what to watch? Movie recs now online
November 7, 2014

If you've been down to the Media Center recently, you may have seen the display of film recommendations put together by their staff.

Digital Projects

First graders staffing & using a supermarket mockup A school within a school
August 1, 2014

Originally called the “Training School,” the Campus Laboratory School was a real elementary, middle and high school.

Information Literacy & Instruction

Faculty: Are you updating your syllabus?
August 7, 2014

It’s not too early to request a library instruction session for your students.  Use our online request form.  Library & Information Access offers a wide range of instruction and tours, from basic orientation through highly specialized research guidance.