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Library Study Space is Open

As part of the SDSU Flex plan, the second floor of the Library Addition is open to current members of the SDSU community (student, staff, and faculty, including emeriti). Currently open from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, the University Library provides access to study space, printing, standard and high-performance computers. Visitors are required to follow campus guidelines promoting continuing public health, including mask-wearing, and other guidelines shared on the SDSU Flex website.

Please note: a facial covering is required to enter the University Library at all times, and must be worn at all times in library public spaces. Failure to wear a facial covering is a violation of the Library Code of Conduct. Eating will not be allowed in library public spaces during the summer. While drinking from approved containers will be allowed, it must comply with campus guidelines regarding the user of facial coverings. Please see the Policy on Food and Drink-Friendly Areas for additional information.

We continue to work with campus leadership to ensure that plans for reopening in the fall semester are consistent with CSU and SDSU plans and complement the university's efforts to follow broader public health guidance. Please visit the library home page for updates.

Library Services

All Library online services remain available throughout the summer, 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 and now offer a convenient contactless pickup through our Book Lockers. Members of the SDSU community can use the Love Library Patio to connect to the campus wireless network. 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.

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).

Returning materials

  • Books and DVDs may be returned during Domeside Pickup hours, or at book return locations around campus. 
  • For equipment returns at the main campus, please email circulation@sdsu.edu for assistance. 
  • For equipment returns at IV, please contact the IV Campus IT help desk by calling (760)768-5532 or emailing them at ivchelpdesk@sdsu.edu
  • 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 until August 20. Sorry, we cannot scan materials.
  • Special Collections and University Archives can be reached at askscua@sdsu.edu. Check out their Primary Sources Online guide.
  • Our Digital Collections contain SDSU theses, syllabi, course catalogs, student newspapers, yearbooks, and thousands of SDSU photos.
  • No gift donations of physical materials will be accepted. 


Updated: 7/28/2021

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.