Welcome to the SDSU Library!
Below, you will find the information needed to get you started at the library and using our resources. The rest of the guide is a starting point for your resource and information needs.
I recommend bookmarking this guide and using it as your personal library homepage. You can always get to the library website by clicking the logo in the top right.
In order to access our thousands of electronic resources - including journal articles and library computer stations - you must register for a library PIN.
You can access our eJournals from off-campus by always going through the library website to search databases (even Google Scholar) and signing in with your PIN and RedID.
There are multiple places to pay-for-print in the library:
Printing is 10¢ for black and white and 45¢ for color. B&W is default, so you wil have to change the printer to color in the print settings page.
You can print from your own computer by sending an email, but this is B&W ONLY. The steps to print in the library are outlined on the Print Webpage.
The Print, Copy, Scan & Fax Page also details where copiers, scanners, and fax machines can be found in the library and their cost.
Adding money to your SDSU card can be done at the Aztec Markets, via credit card online, or at DART machines located throughout the library.
There are multiple ways to request and borrow materials at the library. The library website has information on Loan Periods.
Course Reserves can be checked out from the Circulation Desk and used for a defined period of time (typically 2-3 hours).
Special Collections are located on the 4th floor of the Library Addition and do not circulate.
The Love Library and Library Addition have many different services and spaces available for your use. Please explore and find what fits your needs!