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Library COVID-19 Response: Library COVID-19 Response

Library COVID-19 Response

Last Updated: 9/24/2020

In accordance to campus policy, the Library Annex is closed until further notice. If you have any questions please contact

The study rooms (LX 8, 9, and 26) and computer work station (LX 26) are currently closed, as well as the circulation and research desk in Library Annex 25. If you have any questions please contact

If you need to use software from campus computers, you can get temporary access to some software tools for your own personal computer by visiting the Licensed Software Tools page on OIT’s website. Please be aware, some of this software is only temporarily accessible off-campus.

You may return library books, DVD & CD disks (check-outs from Stan State Library, through CSU+ & Interlibrary Loan) to the two book drops on campus. The book drops are located by the Reflecting Pond and by the Library Annex LX25. Library loans that were due during the library closure have all been extended. We will also waive overdue fines incurred during the current semester. If you have any questions please contact Library Circulation Department at

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

The Library is not issuing Warrior Cards at the moment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The University is implementing a system which will allow new students to submit their photo virtually and remotely. We anticipate the system to be in place during fall 2020. Please visit this page periodically for the latest update.

Returning students who are urgently in need of a replacement card, please contact Library Circulation Coordinator Kari Grimm at for possible assistance.

Library materials (exceptions apply) in LX 25 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 when your checkouts are ready for pick up. Pick up will be by appointment, and contact-free outside of LX 25.

Students enrolled at Stockton campus and in other distance learning/off-campus programs, please use the Stockton Library forms.

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.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, print reserves will not be available in FAll 2020. The Library will instead support reserve materials in electronic format. If you're looking for e-reserves assigned by your instructors, visit the E-reserves web page. Faculty interested in assigning electronic reserves, please visit the Course Reserves for faculty page for more information.

Due to the current closure of 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 beginning spring 2020.

  1. Complete the Approval Form for your thesis/project or dissertation. 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 you research via chat 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 Visit our Ask a Librarian page for more information.

Your Librarians at Stanislaus State are with you during this stressful time. Your health and well-being matters. Please check out the resources provided in this guide. 

Please note: these resources do not replace the expert advice of a qualified healthcare professional. If you are experiencing a health emergency, please call 911, or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Just need to talk?

Californians can take advantage of the California Peer-Run Warm Line at 1-855-845-7415. The Peer-Run Warm Line is a non-emergency resource for anyone in California seeking emotional support. 

The Disaster Distress Helpline, a toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service, is available 24/7, 365-day-a-year, dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.

Helpful Resources for Managing Stress

Manage Anxiety & Stress (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Healthy ways to handle life’s stressors (American Psychological Association)

Podcast: Speaking of Psychology: Coronavirus Anxiety (American Psychological Association)

Audio: Pandemic Panic? These 5 Tips Can Help You Regain Your Calm (National Public Radio)

Care for your Coronavirus Anxiety (Shine)

Audio & Video Resources for Stress (Calm)

Current Research

Physiological Effects of Quarantine During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Research from the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress

The Psychological Impact of Quarantine and How to Reduce It

Research from the Department of Psychological Medicine, King’s College

Fun Links for Managing Stress

Ted Talks (limited to topic of happiness)

Bird Web Cams

Monterey Bay Aquarium Animal Web Cams

A List of Museum Virtual Tours

Yoga Videos (Destress Monday)

Breathing Practice GIF