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How to Access to Library Materials During Winter Recess

Posted in Faculty, General News, and Students

The Pollak Library building alongside the CSUF campus will be closed during Winter Recess beginning December 22nd through January 1st. If you’re looking to check out a book from the Pollak Library, be sure to visit by Friday before the winter closure.

This does not mean the library is unavailable during Winter Recess. There are still many ways of obtaining library materials, provided you have access to a computer and an internet connection. Throughout the Winter Break closure, here are a few resources, materials, and important information you can access during the Winter Recess closure:

  • Get to anything your professor puts on reserves that is in electronic form through your Titanium course.
  • Get research help from a librarian by clicking on Get Help on the library homepage, then Chat Online with a Librarian. This instant messaging service is available 24/7. You won’t get a CSUF librarian, but you will get a professional librarian who can assist with many types of questions.
  • Find eBooks by searching OneSearch on the library’s homepage and selecting Books & Media (CSUF) from the drop down options. Next, all you have to do is select “Full-text online” from the options on the left, then click “Online Access” under the book you want. Remember, you must enter your CSUF username and password to access material from home.
  • Find scholarly journal articles using the Databases link on the top left of the homepage. You will see a list of subject areas. By selecting one that best matches your topic, a list of recommended databases will appear. After searching in one and finding an article, click the PDF option or the Find it! button to get full-text of an article. Be sure to then locate the “Full text available” link in blue.

We hope you have a safe and enjoyable Winter Break while campus is closed.The library will reopen on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 at 7:00 a.m.


First Year Experience Librarian Jon Cornforth contributed to this blog post.