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Library Resources & Services Available During Covid-19

University Library Building Closed

In response to county and state orders, as well as CSU guidance calling for physical distancing to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19, the University Library building and the 24-hour computer lab will be closed until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.

If the closure of the 24-hour computer lab poses significant technological challenges for you, please immediately email You can also call the Health Alert Hotline at 909-869-2500, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The campus has a limited number of loaner laptops available to students.

Faculty who wish to inquire about laptops for students should contact:

Dr. Cecilia Santiago-González
Assistant Vice President, Strategic Initiatives for Student Success
909 869 3523
Marisofi Molina-Ambriz
Assistant for Strategic Initiatives for Student Success
(909) 869-4235

We are sincere in our commitment to support our students, faculty, and staff and will continue to serve you. 

Despite the closure of the Library building, the University Library wants to remind students that many of the Library's resources and services are still available from off-campus. This includes article databases, ebooks, and 24/7 online reference chat service. Subject librarians are also available for scheduled online consultations. If you have any questions, please call (909) 869-3075 or email

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. In accordance with the university move to virtual instruction and services, only online access is available at this time.

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 reach out to the Special Collections and Archives unit at or 909-869-3109.

Library Loan Periods and Limits

Due to Covid-19, we are extending the due date for checked out Library materials to August 31, 2020. The due date for CSU+ books have also been extended to August 31, 2020.