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This Library 101 page is designed to help you identify the key services and resources that will assist you during your first quarter here at Cal State LA.
The University Library isÂ…
a variety of formats) including over a million print volumes and thousands of electronic journals and more that you can access online from anywhere!
Where should you start?
Come to the
NIS login is now required to use
Finding your way around
You can get a good overview of how the Library is organized by looking at our Floor Plan Maps. Like most university libraries, the books in the Cal State LA Library are organized using the Library of Congress call number system.
Need help finding things in the Library? Click Here
Want to take a quick "virtual tour" of the Library? Click Here
Exploring our resources
The Library has almost everything you'll need for an outstanding academic experience:
Use our article databases page to find articles in journals, magazines, & newspapers
Use a library computer OR bring your laptop and go wireless in the Library
& other spots on campus
Learning how to do research
Here is an online guide to doing research that contains lots of good information to help you with your research and writing papers.