Library COVID Updates & Services

Library COVID Updates & Services

The MLML/MBARI Research Library space is closed due to COVID-19. Library services and resources are available online! More information below. Assistance is available via email.

Library staff are working and available most weekdays during business hours to help you locate and access journal articles, assist with course reserves, improve your database searching, and much more! Please email library staff ( or librarian Katie Lage ( for assistance.

The physical library space remains closed for general access. Please contact library staff at for assistance with checking out a book or accessing other library resources.

If you would like to request a book from our collection for checkout, please email the title and author of the book to

Our entire library collection can be found in OneSearch, our online library catalog. A link to the record in OneSearch is helpful when locating your book!

Library staff will then locate the book and coordinate the best way to get the book to you.

Due to health and safety concerns regarding accessing the shared space, the library printer is closed for general access.

  • The official Spring 2021 course reserves list can be found here
  • General information about course reserves can be found here
  • For some classes, additional course readings can be found on Canvas

The Library is currently accepting Interlibrary Loan (ILL) requests for articles and book chapters that can be delivered electronically, including for materials which we only have in print in our library. Patrons are now able to submit CSU+ requests for physical books through OneSearch. Our library staff will coordinate COVID-friendly pick-ups or deliveries of requests via email. Currently, we are still unable to request physical books through ILL at this time, we apologize for any inconvenience.

Instructions for submitting an ILL request via ILLiad can be found here.

Courtesy returns  give students who live closer to a CSU other than their home campus the ability to return their materials.

How do I return my CSU library books?

  • You can return your books to any CSU campus library regardless of where you initially checked them out. The CSU libraries have a cooperative agreement ensuring that books will be sent to the appropriate location.

What if I cannot make it to any CSU campus to return my books?

  • Please contact the circulation department at your home campus if you are unable to bring your books to any CSU library.

What if I checked out a laptop or some other kind of technology?

  • Most CSU Libraries have also extended due dates on laptops and technology, but they will have to be returned directly to the owning campus. Please contact your home library if you have questions.

How do I find the closest CSU Library or contact my home library?

  • Maps and contact information for all 23 CSU Libraries are available here