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University Library

The Library is Open (Online)

This guide provides updates to library services during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Student Information

Below you will information about the following library services. If you have any questions you can use the Need Help? tab on the left-hand side.

Research Help 24/7

Librarians are available to help locate and evaluate resources, craft citations, and more. Browse the options below to see which works best for you.


Use the chat icon Chat Iconlocated on this page to chat with a Cal State LA Librarian Monday through Thursday from 10am - 6pm, Friday 10am - 5pm. After hours, you will be connected with our partner librarians across the globe.

Email or Zoom with Subject Librarians

Librarians who are familiar with specific subject areas are also available! You can use this page to look up the librarian for the class you are in. For example, if you are studying History you would email Kendal Faulkner. Most subject librarians are available to Zoom for further research help.

Additional Student Research Support

Subject librarians are available to help locate the resources you need for your research. Additional research support services include:

Resource Purchase Requests

Currently, we are only purchasing electronic resources. If there is an e-book, article, or database that you would like to purchase, email it to your subject librarian. Typically, we do not purchase textbooks as they are often either not available as an e-book for the library to purchase or their price is cost-prohibitive.

John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8300