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The Library is Open (Online)

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

Library Updates

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  • Online Resources: Databases, Journal Articles, E-books, Streaming Media, etc. continue to be available 24/7. Please read the "Accessing Resources from Home" box below for directions on the best way to access them.
  • Printing: Printing is currently not available at Cal State LA Library. LA County Libraries have wireless printing available with 10 free pages per day.
  • Fines: All fines are waived during the library closure. If you have a question about fines charged before the library closed please contact us at
  • Returning Materials: If possible, please hold on to your checked out materials until the library reopens. If you have a checked-out item that is overdue you can contact us here
  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and CSU+: We are currently not able to request physical materials for you through ILL or CSU+. We will still attempt to fill your electronic article/book chapter requests, but be aware that many of our lenders will not be available to fill our requests.
  • Access to Physical Collections: We are currently not able to provide access to the library's physical collections. We hope to soon begin mailing items from the library's general collection to patrons, a start date will be announced later. We will not be able to make physical copies of reserves and media available until the library physically reopens.
  • Special Collections & Archives: Access to the Special Collections Reading room will not be available until further notice. During this time, we are providing remote reference services and instructional support. To request assistance please email us.

Accessing Resources from Home

When you access library electronic resources from off-campus, you need to use one of the following methods. Using OneSearch will automatically prompt the EZProxy login.

1.  Campus VPN  (Recommended)

Setting up VPN (Virtual Private Network) on your personal computer allows students, faculty, and staff to access library resources from off-campus.

  • Download the VPN client 
  • Once VPN is installed on your computer, you turn it on by clicking the Connect button (shown below).

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2.  Library Login  (Default)

When you are off-campus and click on library electronic resources, you will be prompted to login using the EZproxy Login screen (shown below). Login using your MyCalStateLA ID username and password.


Please note:

  • Place your MyCalStateLA ID account username (e.g. lsmith8) in the username box. Do not include as part of your username.
  • If you don't know your MyCalStateLA password, please go to the myCalStateLA page and click on "Forgot Password."
  • If you experience difficulty in recovering your ID username and password, please contact the ITS Help Desk at or 323-343-6170.
John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8300