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A Student Guide to the John M. Pfau Library: Services for Students

The John M. Pfau Library offers many resources and services for student success--don't miss out!


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Librarians Are Ready to Help You

Research Assistance - Not everyone who works in the library is a librarian.  Take advantage of the genuine reference librarians' expertise!  These information professionals can save you time and trouble whenever you are doing library research by guiding you to the best sources and strategies and showing you how to use them.  There are multiple ways for you to connect with them.


Course Reserves - We don't have all the required textbooks, but we might have yours.  There are two ways to search for them.

Resources From Other Libraries

Interlibrary Loan - If we don't have the article or book that you need, request it through our free Interlibrary Loan Service.  See our guide, Using Interlibrary Loan Services.

Self Help on Our Website

Library GuidesWritten by CSUSB reference librarians especially for CSUSB students, our Library Guides present vital information on many topics to help you succeed.  Searchable.

Tutorials - Video tutorials recorded by CSUSB reference librarians.

Workshops - The reference librarians offer many workshops each semester to bring you up to speed on a wide range of library-related topics.  Recordings are also available.  Workshop Calendar and registration.


Search All Our Databases From Home

Remote Access - CSUSB students can access our ebooks and all of our more than 150 databases from home.

Wifi Access

Wireless Network - The campus wireless network is Eduroam.  Log in with and your normal MyCoyote password.

Borrow a Laptop

Laptop Lending - Several hundred laptops (Mac and Windows) are available for semester-long check out.  Laptop Lending.

In Case You Need It

Printing - Printing in the library can be complicated, particularly paying for it, if you are unprepared.  Prepare yourself with our guide, Printing in the Library.

Scanning & Faxing - Self-serve scanner next to the printers allows you to scan and save for free or send faxes.  Scanning and Faxing.

Study Rooms - Various study rooms are located throughout the library.  Most are group study rooms requiring 2 or more people, but a few individual study rooms are also available.  Reserve a study room online.

Virtual Library Multimedia Center - If you’re wondering how to create a great video, you’re in the right place! Here you’ll find links to free media production resources and some quick how-to videos to get you started.

Audiovisual Equipment Lending - There is a variety of audio-visual equipment available for check out to current students, faculty, and staff.

Innovation Lab - For students, free 3-D printing and scanning.   Innovation Lab Information

Innovation Studio - CSUSB Libraries' Innovation Studio is a multimedia production space open by appointment to all students at California State University, San Bernardino.

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