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All Library online services remain available, including access to digital collections, online research assistance, IT help, and remote access to licensed software. We continue to provide "Domeside Pickup" service of materials from our collections and technology equipment to support student learning in the online environment. Members of the SDSU community can use the Love Library Patio to connect to the campus wireless network. As of Fri, October 23, wireless printing is available at the Aztec Student Union.

"Domeside Pickup" is an on-demand, contactless delivery of print books and other library materials to support the curricular and research needs of SDSU students, faculty, and staff. We retrieve materials on most weekdays, with pickup times available Monday through Thursday between noon - 2:00 pm, or by appointment. Currently, we are only scanning materials for course reserves and access to the physical collections is for approved library staff only. Access to CSU+ services has resumed, as of Monday, October 26. Circuit and interlibrary loan services are currently suspended, but are expected to return, in limited form, later this fall.

Our 24/7 Study Area was closed to the public on September 3, 2020, as part of the university's pause in on-campus instruction. While a limited number of classes have returned to face-to-face instruction, the library will remain closed to the public for the remainder of the fall semester. This decision has been made based on the array of library resources, services, and technology available to the SDSU community through remote means, and in order to lessen opportunities for face-to-face interaction in public spaces, per the public health guidelines promoted by the State of California and San Diego County.

Electronic materials, including ebooks, journal articles, government documents, and streaming media, are available via OneSearch, the SDSU Government Publications Guide, and nearly 500 article databases. Our subject experts can be contacted via our 24/7 Librarian online chat and our Library FAQs are being updated regularly. Researchers needing specialized help with government information may contact a Regional FDLP library.

Please stay tuned for the latest information, including consulting SDSU's home page with links to covid-19 information, the latest news updates, and FAQs. Thank you for your patience during this process.

Library Services

Getting help

  • 24/7 Librarian help is available through our online chat service. We can answer questions about research and library services. You can also text 619-304-1820 and email eref@sdsu.edu, and read our Library FAQs.
  • The Computing Hub is available through online chat, by phone 619-594-3189, and email hub@sdsu.edu. We can troubleshoot your technology problems.

Course reserves 

Printing

  • Email print jobs as attachments to lib-printer@sdsu.edu (standard) or lib-colorprinter@sdsu.edu (color).
  • Available in the Pride Suite of the Aztec Student Union during set hours.

Returning materials

  • The due date for books and DVDs is January 15. This does not include reference books, equipment, or interlibrary loans.
  • For equipment returns, please email circulation@sdsu.edu for assistance.
  • If you return interlibrary loan books in the book drop outside the library, please mark them as interlibrary loans. 

Interlibrary loan

  • CSU+ borrowing and lending has resumed as of Monday, October 26.
  • Circuit and interlibrary loan are currently suspended for print materials.
  • Articles and book chapters: You may request PDFs for items we don't own in full text or that we have in print. Please request each book chapter separately.
  • Books: We cannot borrow print or ebooks at this time through interlibrary loan. We will try to purchase in electronic format if available on a platform we subscribe to. This will take at least 2 weeks to process.
  • If you have an interlibrary loan book waiting on the hold shelf, you should have received an email asking if you still need the item.

Imperial Valley Campus

  • You may return books in the metal book drop in the parking lot during hours that campus is open.
  • Virtual help desk is staffed Mon - Fri 11 am - 1 pm.
  • Contact them via email, at ivsdsulibrary@sdsu.edu

Library Collections

  • Access to all of our physical collections is suspended. Sorry, we cannot scan materials.
  • Special Collections and University Archives can be reached at askscua@sdsu.edu. They do not have access to the collections, and so cannot scan materials. Check out their Primary Sources Online guide.
  • Our Digital Collections contain SDSU theses, syllabi, course catalogs, student newspapers, yearbooks, and thousands of SDSU photos.
  • As of 10/22/20, we have 4 trial databases that allow us free access to resources in areas such as Covid-19 research. Take a look!
  • No gift donations of physical materials will be accepted. It is expected that this suspension will last until January 2021.

Updates

SDSU Writing Center

Information about online and e-tutoring appointments is available here: https://writingcenter.sdsu.edu/online-and-etutoring.html. Any questions can be directed to the Center at writingcenter@sdsu.edu.

Math and Stats Learning Center

Tutors and TAs will be offering virtual help and office hours through Zoom.

Financial Markets Lab 

The Financial Markets Lab is run by the Fowler College of Business. Questions about Bloomberg Terminal access should be addressed to: fmlab@sdsu.edu

Special Activities

Contribute to our Covid-19 Memory Project.

Download an SDSU Zoom background for your next meeting.

Put together an SDSU Digital Puzzle

Updated: 10/26/2020

Student Resources

SDSU Virtual Support and Resources for Students

The Economic Crisis Response Team can assist you with food, housing, and other needs.

Fill our our Technology Equipment Checkout form and request to borrow a laptop.

Online databases are accessible both on and off campus, with many articles available as PDFs. 

Research guides can help you determine what databases to use for your particular topic, and we have a short tutorial that explains how to use them.