This page contains all relevant information related to University Library current operations and response to the COVID-19 outbreak including updates to operations, access to virtual services, and other helpful links.
Last updated: 3/27/2020
Changes to Operations
The Library will be closed March 18th until further notice. Virtual services remain available 24/7. Future changes to operations will be announced on this alert page and on the University Library main page as the situation evolves.
- Laptop Loans Suspended starting 3/13/2020
- Suspension of Library Fines starting 3/13/2020
Learn how to access services and materials virtually during limited and/or suspended operations.
Additional Updates and Resources from Sacramento State
For up-to-date information on Sacramento State policies and procedures regarding Coronavirus, please check the Sacramento State COVID-19 FAQs. Find information on Academic Continuity During Campus Disruption.
Virtual Resources for Sacramento State University Library Users
When the Library is closed, or if you prefer to work virtually, there are many ways the University Library can provide you with expert help and services. Always check the University Library website for the latest info about our hours and services.
Get Online Help 24/7
Last minute citation question? Want help with research? Need to reach us from off campus? Ask us! You can email us, or chat with a librarian 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from the convenience of your home.
Subject librarians with expertise in specific areas are available for virtual consultations via phone, email, or online (e.g. Zoom).
Subject librarians are also available for (a)synchronous online library instruction or can provide online tutorials. To schedule or reschedule library instruction, please contact your subject librarian.
Online Materials and Tools
The University Library has access to digital materials available to you on and off campus. Use OneSearch to find ebooks, journal articles, streaming audio or video and other online resources. We have hundreds of databases that provide access to full-text articles, video, and more!
We can deliver journal articles from the University Library collection and from other libraries directly to you at no charge. This service is available for current Sacramento State students, faculty and staff only. Learn more about Interlibrary Loan and other related services.
Looking for a textbook? Follett is offering access to some e-textbooks for free through May 25th: https://studentresponse.redshelf.com/
Renew Books Online
Do not worry about overdue books during this time. The University Library will adjust all due dates so that there are no fines on your library account.
Books and media, including Interlibrary Loan materials, may be returned to the University Library. Again, if the Library is closed when you return your items, there will be no fines.
Please do not return equipment (laptops, calculators, etc.) via the book returns. If the library is closed due to unforeseen circumstances when your equipment items are due, please return them to a service desk the next time we are open.
The library is prepared to support you in the case that you may be teaching from a distance. IRT has a number of resources for academic continuity in the event of disruptions to in-person teaching.
Providing access to course materials
The Library can assist you with providing online materials to your students in multiple forms.
- Do you want to give students access to eBook versions of textbooks or reading materials? Contact email@example.com to request eBooks.
- Need a chapter of a book scanned? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request digitization of class materials.
- You may also be interested in providing no-cost online materials to your students. Contact your subject librarian for assistance in finding high-quality open educational resources (OERs) to use in instruction.