2018-2019 Catalog

Library

LIB 2nd Floor Entrance

(310) 243-3715 (Information Desk)

(310) 243-3586 (Reference Desk)

The University Library, housed on the five floors of the Leo F. Cain Educational Resources Center (ERC), serves the needs of students, faculty and staff with a faculty of ten librarians and support staff. The collection includes over 638,000 volumes as well as more than 26,000 periodical titles available in print and electronic formats. With the exception of archival and reserve materials, all library materials are arranged on open shelves to facilitate maximum use of the collection and to encourage browsing or study in any field of interest. A mutual use agreement covering all of the California State University libraries enables Dominguez Hills students to borrow materials from any of the 23 libraries within the CSU system with a current Dominguez Hills ID card.

Library faculty at the Reference Desk offer assistance and instruction in the use of print and electronic library resources as well as delivering subject-oriented lectures and demonstrations to classes upon request. Microcomputer workstations in the Reference area provide free electronic access to over 100 bibliographic, statistical, and full-text databases in the humanities and social sciences, business, education, medicine, psychology, public affairs, science and current news and events. The Library website at http://ibrary.csudh.edu provides links to the online public access catalog, Internet resources and University services as well as a comprehensive guide to Library collections and online databases. These databases are also available from off-campus to currently registered students, faculty, and university staff.

The Donald R. & Beverly J. Gerth Archives and Special Collections Department manages the University's archives, as well as the Local History Collection, digitized historic photographs, and other rare or unique materials. The Board of Trustees has designated this department as the official repository for the California State University System.