Please refer to the campus updates for COVID-19 for the most up to date campus information.

In keeping with the local efforts to reduce the pace of progression of the coronavirus, we have closed the library library spaces and suspended circulation of, and access to physical print collections, reserves, equipment, and print ILL. 

Broome Library will be distributing laptops from 10am-12pm on: Monday (3/23), Wednesday (3/25), Friday (3/27), Monday (3/30), Wednesday (4/1), and Friday (4/3). We will be practicing social distancing, so please pay close attention to our directional signage. Please have your student ID number. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to us via: reference.librarian@csuci.edu. The Library is here for you.

We pride ourselves on putting users first and always working to best serve our community. In this case, we are best able to serve our community by reducing in-person interactions as much as possible. At the same time, we know how important our spaces and print materials are to research, teaching, and learning, and we look forward to resuming access as soon as possible.

Our goal is to continue to support the CI’s academic mission with our virtual resources while working with the lowest possible number of Library staff on campus. With this goal in mind, please see our current services below.

Library Hours and Operations

Given the dynamic situation of COVID-19, Broome Library is CLOSED.

During this time, due dates for borrowed materials will be automatically extended, no late fines will be assessed, and patrons can return materials when the library reopens.

Laptop Checkouts

Broome Library will be distributing laptops from 10am-12pm on: Monday (3/23), Wednesday (3/25), Friday (3/27), Monday (3/30), Wednesday (4/1), and Friday (4/3). We will be practicing social distancing, so please pay close attention to our directional signage. Please have your student ID number. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to us via: reference.librarian@csuci.edu. The Library is here for you. For more info about this program see the Extended Laptop Loan page. The Library is here for you.

Remote Library Resources

Online Materials and Tools

The Library has access to digital materials available to you on and off campus. Use OneSearch to search for ebooks and journal articles. We have a wide variety of databases to provide access to full text articles. If you are unsure of where to start or what databases might be best for your discipline, check out our Research Guides

For a list of databases with expanded content please visit our Research Resources research guide.

Get Help

Email reference.librarian@csuci.edu
To chat with a librarian, click here (LibChat service is available 9am-4pm Monday-Friday)

Print Reserves

Although we are currently unable to provide access to print reserves, please check for your textbook on Follett’s Redshelf which is generously providing temporary access to many textbooks through the end of the semester. There are numerous of the textbooks from the print reserves collection available through this service. If faculty are currently adjusting their course, are worried about student access to materials, or can’t find their textbook with this collection, they may find a comparable text to assist as they transition their course to the online environment. Students may request access to 7 ebooks; all users will need to sign up for an account and wait for an authentication email. Please note that this may take a day or two just due to the traffic on the site.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan is available to current students, faculty, and staff only. New requests for physical books will be stored in our system, but at this time most likely they will not be filled.  Requests for electronic journal articles will be processed, but there may be long delays.  This is rapidly changing as the nation’s libraries adjust, we will post updates here as we know more.

Renew Books Online

Please do not worry about overdue books during this time. The Library will adjust all due dates so that there are no fines incurred on your library account during this time. Please note that our notices are automated, so although you may be receiving notices there will be no fines during this time.

Returning Materials

Books and media including interlibrary loan materials may be returned to the Library or book return. All due dates for items will be automatically extended if the library is closed as part of the campus closure.
Please do not return equipment (laptops, calculators, etc…) via the book returns. If the library is closed as part of the campus closure your equipment due date will be automatically extended.

Contact Us

Have other remote needs? New ideas for how the Library can help you off-campus? Send your comments using our feedback form or email us at reference.librarian@csuci.edu

Additional Services

Writing & Multiliteracy Center

The Writing & Multiliteracy will continue to provide writing and communication support through remote online tutoring and workshops.   For more information please visit the WMC Remote Services page.

Learning Resource Center

The Learning Resource Center provides undergraduate and graduate students with free tutoring support in most academic disciplines. In response to COVID-19 and the social distancing efforts of the campus community, the LRC has moved to online tutoring for the remainder of the semester.

Beginning Monday, March 30th, students can access tutoring services through the online Zoom portal on our website. In our Zoom Tutoring Center, students will be matched with a tutor and assigned to a breakout room, where they can review assignments, questions, test preparation, etc., mirroring the one-on-one assistance they were provided on campus in our centers. All tutors have received training to utilize Zoom features such as share screens, whiteboards, and recorded visits that can be emailed to the student for future reference and guidance!

Please visit the following link for more information: https://www.csuci.edu/learningresourcecenter/lrconlinetutoring.htm

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