CHECKLIST FOR NEW STUDENTS
to do before classes start:
the Checkpoint Tour
(available anytime the Library is open) at the Information Desk in the lobby.
for a SacLink Account: Go
to the Library Computer Lab or any other campus lab to establish
which is your campus photo ID, Library Card, public transport pass, phone
your OneCard to the Library Circulation Department
to register as a borrower.
to do in the Library:
a Library Personal Identification Number (PIN)
EUREKA the Library Catalog. This
is essential if you use an Internet Service Provided (ISP) other than CSUS via
SacLink. With it you’ll be able to access over 100 Library Databases from home
that will provide many of the resources you’ll need to write your research
papers. The PIN should be something you can easily remember.
For complete instructions, go to: /databases/help/
Hours Recording 278-6926. Regular
Hours for Fall & Spring Semesters: Mon.-Thu.
7:15AM-11:00PM; Fri. 7:15AM-7:00PM; Sat. 9:00AM-5:00PM; Sun.
Get the most out of your research. We offer regular drop-in sessions on library database and web searching: /services/inst/indiv/libinst/demyweb.htm
or call the
Reference Desk, (916) 278-5673 and speak to a human search engine.
Find Your Personal Reference Librarian! They can be your best allies to help you get through your first year at CSUS. For a list of subject disciplines matched with librarians: /geninfo/liaisons/.
out Library services for Distance Learners:
Locate the Reserve Book Room (RBR): (separate entrance off the breezeway). Faculty put materials they want everyone to read “On Reserve” here. The RBR Loan period is often 2 hours or 1 day instead of the regular 3 weeks.
Check out books for 3 weeks with your OneCard (see above) up to 50 books at a time. You can renew them online using your Library PIN.
Learn how to use PrintSmart. The campus credits 100 free laser copies on your OneCard each semester for use in the Library and in the Campus Labs.
Find the Interlibrary Loan Office*. If you can't locate the book
or journal article you need in our collection, they will track it down in
another library. Go to their web page for more details: /services/depts/ill/
You can even request materials with an online form!
Apply for a job in the library /geninfo/employment/student.htm. We are the largest employer of students on campus, and there’s no commute!
a quiet place to study. The
entire 4th floor is reserved for “Silent Study.”
the comfortable chairs. There
are lounge chairs in small groupings scattered throughout the
Enjoy the Art. The new University Library Gallery will have shows throughout the year. There are student projects and professional art mounted on other floors as well. Topical Library Exhibits are usually located in the link area between the wings on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors.
Out What's New. Click on What's
New from the home page to find out what's happening in the CSUS
Library. It might be an art exhibit or poetry reading or just some
new databases and information about new services, such as e-books
(electronic books). There's always something new at the Library!
Head of Instructional Services,