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Library Phased Reopening on May 24th

As part of the SDSU Flex plan, the University Library will begin a phased reopening to the public for the summer term. Beginning on May 24th, the second floor of the Library Addition will be open to current members of the SDSU community (student, staff, and faculty, including emeriti). Currently scheduled to be open from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, the library will provide access to study space, printing, standard and high-performance computers. Visitors will be required to follow campus guidelines promoting continuing public health, including mask-wearing, and other guidelines shared on the SDSU Flex website

Plans for a fuller reopening of the University Library are still being made in conjunction with campus planning for Fall 2021. Please visit the library home page for updates later this spring and summer.

All Library online services remain available for the remainder of the spring semester, 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.  Wireless printing is available at the Aztec Student Union. Short-term parking passes (30 minutes for $1) can be purchased at pay stations. We recommend parking at P12 Level 8 or P1 in the student parking.

"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. 

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 Interlibrary loan, CSU+, and Circuit borrowing/lending programs have all resumed, for requesting materials not owned by SDSU. Our subject experts can be contacted via our 24/7 Librarian online chat, with contact information on our subject specialist page. Our Library FAQs are being updated regularly. Researchers needing specialized help with government information may contact a Regional FDLP library.

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 


  • 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 has been extended to June 15. Please note that this does not include reference books or equipment. 
  • For equipment returns, please email circulation@sdsu.edu for assistance. 
  • If you return an interlibrary loan book in a book drop, please leave on the strap that identifies it as an interlibrary loan. 

Interlibrary loan

  • Interlibrary loan, CSU+, and Circuit borrowing and lending programs are available.
  • 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.

Imperial Valley Campus

  • Request books through OneSearch, and select "Imperial Valley Campus" as the pickup location.
  • IV staff will pull the book and contact you to arrange a pick-up on a Wednesday (staff is only allowed on campus on Wednesdays).
  • 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 4/8/21, we have 5 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 June 2021, at a minimum.


Latinx Resource Center

Information about services, programs and events is available here: https://sacd.sdsu.edu/latinx-resource. Any questions can be directed to their general email account at latinxresourcecenter@sdsu.edu

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

Our Events Calendar contains information about the virtual book talks and workshops taking place this semester, including registration links.

Contribute to our Covid-19 Memory Project.

Download an SDSU Zoom background for your next meeting.

Put together an SDSU Digital Puzzle

Updated: 4/29/2021

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.