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Library Resources & Service Updates

University Library Building Open!


Before going to campus, students must review and complete the Safer Return Checklist for approved in-person activities. Review COVID-19 Protocols by visiting CPP Safer Return. While on campus students are required to comply with all Safety Protocols for Campus.


Fall Semester Library hours:

Sunday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday: Closed

Fall Semester Bronco Computer Lab hours:

The lab is open from Noon on Sundays through Fridays at 4:30PM.

Tech Lending

The University Library has a limited inventory of laptops and hotspots available for students to check out on a first come, first served basis. Laptops are available for a 4-hour loan when on campus or for semester-long loans. Hotspots are available for semester-long loans. One (1) laptop and hotspot device can be checked out on your patron record at any time. Requests/reservations are not permitted for these devices. All patrons must sign a Technology Loan Agreement form (works best with Chrome or Firefox web browsers) prior to checking out tech lending devices. This is not a reservation form and does not guarantee a device.

CPP Tech Lending Devices must be checked out at the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor of the University Library. If you are unable to locate the laptop or hotspot you need, please contact the 2nd Floor Circulation Desk in the University Library, email or call 909-869-3075.

24/7 Bronco Lockers

Starting August 19, students, faculty, and staff can check out physical materials at the 2nd Floor Circulation Desk, or request pick-up at the Bronco Lockers. For more information on the lockers, visit

Online Resources

Online Help

Library Chat is available 24/7 for your research questions. Our librarians are available Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm and Fridays 9am-4pm. When a Cal Poly Pomona librarian is not available, you will be assisted by a backup librarian at another university.

Contact a Subject Librarian to schedule an online consultation. Research consultations will be scheduled between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday and will be dependent on librarian availability.

Special Collections and Archives

Special Collections and Archives consists of 4 main collecting areas surrounding themes relevant to the mission of the university. Many great resources are available online to help you better utilize these collections and get you jump-started with your primary source research needs. 

For each collecting area, a guide has been created to provide background information on the collecting focus as well as helpful resources to consult when getting started:

Beyond our institution, two great reputable sites containing an abundant amount of digitized primary source materials are as follows:

  1. Calisphere - serves as a gateway to California’s digital collections and contains over one million photographs, documents, letters, artwork, diaries, oral histories, films, advertisements, musical recordings, and more from repositories all over the state.
  2. Internet Archive - is a non-profit library featuring millions of free books, photographs, websites, movies, software, music, and more for institutions all over the country.

We are here to answer your questions and assist with your research needs. Please feel free to schedule an appointment to use any of our materials or reach out to the Special Collections and Archives unit at or 909-869-2087.