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University Library

Welcome New and Returning Students

Welcome to the University Library

Welcome new and returning students!  The University Library provides a range of resources and services to meet your learning, research, creative activities, community engagement, and career development needs.  The Library is committed to supporting you for your success.


Physical Library Building Open Hours

  • Free & Easy Access via OneSearch or Databases to millions of articles, books, images, streaming videos & music, primary sources, and other resources.
  • Librarians are here to assist you with your research assignments/projects. They can help with defining research topics, locating resources, managing citations, and more. 
  • 24/7 Chat with a Librarian for your research, locating and use of library resources and services.  Click the yellow chat icon on the homepage to start chatting. 
  • Course Reserves are available for you to access your needed course readings. 
  • Subject Research Guides in almost all disciplines to jump-start your research process.
  • Learning and Research Tools to help you find your research topics, evaluate sources, write your papers, and avoid plagiarism.
  • Special Collections and Archives provides reference and digitization/reproduction services. Visit our website, or email us for assistance.
  • Test Prep Materials to help you prepare for your graduate/professional school exams.

  • Company, industry, and nonprofit organization information to help with your research on employment, internships, and prepare for job applications and interviews.


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