University Library COVID-19 Updates and Resources


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.

Resources & Services

Virtual Service Desk

The Virtual Services Desk is where current Sac State students, faculty and staff can speak with Library Staff in a Zoom meeting space to get answers to questions. 


  • Monday - Thursday: 11am - 7pm
  • Fridays: 11am - 3pm
  • Saturday: CLOSED
  • Sunday: 1 - 4pm

Connect to the Virtual Service Desk 

Online Materials and Tools

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!

Course Reserves

Reserve materials will be provided in electronic format whenever possible. Some electronic texts assigned by your instructor may be posted directly to your Canvas course website. You can also search the Course Books at the Library for electronic library items assigned by your instructor. If you are faculty interested in requesting materials for reserve, please visit the Course Reserves Guide for more information.


Faculty can help students save on textbook costs by assigning Open Educational Resources and materials the library already owns. Subject librarians can help guide you toward the best resources out there.

Return/Renew Materials

Do not worry about returning overdue items at this time. If you must return an item, use one of the after-hours Book Return located at:

  • Front entrance of the library
  • Bay Laurel Way in Lot 1 (across from Sacramento Hall)

Book Request

The Library has begun accepting requests for print and other circulating materials from our collections. The library will fill requests as safety and staffing allows, while keeping a close watch on local and regional guidelines from the state.  During this time the health and safety of our community and staff remain our most important concern.

Digitization Request

Faculty may request digitization of Library-owned course-related media such as VHS and DVD for streaming. Digitized titles will only be available in Canvas ​for the current semester. Request Items for Digitization

Interlibrary Loan

We can deliver journal articles from the University Library collection and from other libraries directly to you at no charge. Learn more about Interlibrary Loan and other related services.

Off-Campus Access

If you are not on campus, use GlobalProtect or log in via the Library website to access library databases and other resources! See Off-Campus Access for details.

Library Updates

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.

View the California State University Libraries Response to COVID-19.

Last updated: 9/22/2020

Ask Us

Chat with a Sac State Librarian

  • Mondays-Fridays 9 am – 6 pm
  • or 24/7 with librarians from other campuses

Ask a Research Question

Online Research Appointment

Contact your Subject Librarian directly for research questions or to schedule online library instruction

Contact Us

Have other virtual needs? New ideas for how the Library can help?
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