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

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Sep 9 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Oct 21 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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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 cameras, mics and tripods all the way to laptops, tablets and eReaders.

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Undergraduate Research Support

As we move into the fall semester, our common focus as library employees is, as always, on how to best serve students.

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Does the Library Have My Textbook?

Starting fall semester 2015 many 100 level and 200 level textbooks will be available on reserve for checkout for 2 hours.


Zines: A People's History of Sexuality

In New Orleans, a part-time bicycle courier by day and drag queen by night struggles to defend his femininity to the middle-school boys he mentors

Letter from Lionel Chase, 1942

To and from the Aztecs in Service

Over four thousand letters from Aztecs during World War II are now available online at the Library’s Digital Collections website.

Featured Services

Get Campus Directions

Use our campus wayfinder for walking directions or building locations.

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More Than Just Books

Here are 10 things worth checking out. Literally.

Want something? Contact us 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.

Explore the New Computing Hub


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.

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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.

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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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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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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