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Library COVID-19 Response: Library COVID-19 Response

Library COVID-19 Response

Last Updated: 11/09/2021

Visit the New Library/Fall 2021 Page

The University Library is reserved for Stanislaus State users. Refer to the Fall 2021 Return to Renovated Library page for more information.

Visitors and guests, please consult the COVID-19 Protocols for Library Guests/Visitors.

Study space, including study rooms and seats are available in the newly renovated Library. Face coverings and three-feet social distancing are enforced in compliance with COVID-19 safety guidelines.

To reserve a study room or seat, please visit the Study Room reservation page.

If you have any questions please contact

Rental textbooks from the campus Bookstore should be returned to the Bookstore, not the Library book drops.

You may return library books, DVD & CD disks (check-outs from Stan State Library, through CSU+ & Interlibrary Loan) to the two book drops on the Turlock campus. The book drops are located by the Reflecting Pond and between the Library building and Bizzini Hall. You may also return library materials to the Stockton campus book drop in front of Acacia Court.

We will extend overdue loans (except for some Interlibrary Loan items) and waive accrued fines for users who are unable to return their loans. If you have any questions please contact the virtual Library Circulation Desk at

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, University is not taking pictures and issuing Warrior Cards in person. At this time, Warrior Cards are issued using the online passport-style photo submission tool. For more information on how to get your first-time or replacement card, door access cards, please see the Obtaining a Warrior Card section on the Warrior Card web page.

Contact the Virtual Circulation Desk at if you have other questions.

Library materials (exceptions apply) are available for check out as of August 24, 2020. Fill out and submit to library circulation the Request Library Materials Form. You will be notified by email when your checkouts are ready for pick up. Pick up will be by appointment and contact-free.

The Library offers a substantial collection of digital materials, including media, ebooks, full-text articles, and databases. Online materials can be accessed off-campus 24/7. Use OneSearch to find online resources. Visit the streaming video guide for more information on how to access library streaming videos. Remote access to online library materials requires authentication with campus username and password.

Quick tips to access peer-reviewed or scholarly sources: When searching through OneSearch and our databases, limit your search to peer-reviewed journals (in OneSearch) or peer-reviewed scholarly articles (in databases like EBSCOhost) and use the full text available links in OneSearch or the full text PDF links in the databases to view the articles.

CSU+ and Interlibrary Loan are available as of August 24, 2020. Due to the pandemic, libraries within the CSU system and across the country are offering limited resource sharing and interlibrary loan services. CSU+ and ILL requests may be cancelled due to unavailability.

The University Library is offering both physical and electronic reserves starting fall 2021.

Print Course Reserves placed on Reserve by instructors for use by their students in conjunction with specific classes are housed in the "Reserves" collection. At the main campus, Reserves are located behind the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the Library building. At Stockton Campus, the Reserves are located at the Stockton Campus Library in room 1049. To access electronic reserves, visit the Electronic Reserves page.

Due to limited in-person services, the University Library is accepting Approval Form for Thesis, Project or Dissertation Submission and Certification of Approval page of thesis/project/dissertation manuscript through email.

  1. Complete the Approval Form for your thesis/project (PDF) or dissertation (PDF). On the signature lines, type in: Sign by email, and fill in the date.
  2. Save a copy of your manuscript’s Certification of Approval page in PDF format and type on the signature lines: Sign by email, and fill in the date.
  3. Send both files (Approval Form and Certification of Approval Page) as email attachments to AND COPY the Chair of your thesis/project/dissertation Committee.
  4. Your forms are authenticated by way of copying your Committee Chair. You will receive an acknowledgement when your forms are received and accepted.


Visit the Services for Graduate Student Services page for other information; or contact us at, if you have any questions.

Librarians are available to help you with your research via chat, in-person (at the Research Help Desk), and e-mail. Chat with a librarian 24/7 using the red pop-up chat box at the bottom of the page. You can also email us at, or for research help at the Stockton Campus Library, contact Visit our Ask a Librarian page or Stockton Research Help for more information.