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 - Wednesday: 9am - 6pm
- Thursday: 11am - 6pm
- Sunday: 1 - 4pm
Online Materials and Tools
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.
OER & AL$
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.
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)
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.
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
Use Interlibrary Loan to request materials not available in the University Library Collection and CSU+. We can also provide document delivery of print journal articles/book chapters from the library collection. Learn more about Interlibrary Loan and other related services.
Virtual Study Room
The Virtual Study Room (VSR) hosted by Sac State Library is a virtual space where students can study on their own, but not alone.
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 4pm - 7pm
Service will resume February 1st, 2021
- Library Closed
- Library Laptop Loans Suspended (View laptops available from IRT)
- Due dates for books checked out from Sac State local collections by Sac State users as well as book borrowed through CSU+ will be extended through June 15, 2021
- Due dates for items borrowed from other libraries through ILL may not be able to be extended
- Suspension of Library Fines
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.
Last updated: 1/20/2020