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Pfau Library Services During Campus Closure: Home

Information on library services & resources available during the campus's COVID-19 closure

What's available?

The library building is closed and library personnel are working from home through Summer 2020. But many of the library's services are still available online, including ebooks, articles, and streaming video; research help; workshops and faculty requests for class instruction; Interlibrary Loan article delivery; and much more!

Services that are not currently available involve print books and hard-copy media such as DVDs:

  • Borrowing of physical books or media from Pfau Library's collections. This includes textbooks in Course Reserves.
  • Interlibrary Loan and CSU+ requests for physical books or media.

We are investigating ways of offering access to our physical books and will post information here as it becomes available. 

Getting started with your research

Not sure how to begin? These quick (under 5 minutes) video tutorials can help you get started with online research:

Direct link:  Find Articles in a Database

Get more information in our Library Guide, Find Articles on Your Topic

Direct link: Ebook Walk-Through

Get more information in our Library Guide, Ebooks at Pfau Library


  1. The library has bought as many textbooks as possible in ebook format. Check the Course Reserves List to see if yours is offered. 
  2. Many textbook publishers will not sell ebook copies to libraries; we would buy them if we could! 
  3. Faculty: If the book you use is available only in print and the library currently owns it, library staff can do limited scanning. Please fill out this Google form for any scanning needs: Course Reserve Scan Request 

Contact Kim Wobick for further information.

Got a question?

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Direct link: How to Get Online Research Help

CSUSB librarians will be working from home to provide the services below:

Ask a Librarian

  • Live chat with a CSUSB librarian.
  • Email or text a CSUSB librarian (909-542-8990).
  • After hours, use the 24/7 option for live chat with a non-CSUSB librarian.

Ask a Librarian and Research Appointments buttons.

Look for these buttons on our website, or use the links given here.

Research Appointments

  • Virtual appointments with CSUSB librarians via Zoom.