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Books in the library are organized according to the Library of Congress classification system. Each book has a unique call number. They are organized so that similar subjects are next to each other on the shelf.
When you find a book that you want in the library catalog, write down the call number and location. Books on the 3rd and 4th floor are accessible to everyone, books in the closed stacks need to be picked up from the Pick-Up & Check-Out desk at the library entrance.
Books are located on the 3rd and 4th floors of the library South, and in closed stacks for storage. For detailed maps, please view our library floor plans.
Important, but less used materials from all subject areas. Retrieve from the Pick-Up & Check-Out desk at the library entrance.
Example: RC280 .B8 L58 1980b
Some books will have additional "Collection Codes" in front of the call number. These items are shelved in a separate area from the rest of the library items, as listed below.
You can search for and request books from other libraries that we do not have here at CSUDH. This process is called interlibrary loan (ILL).
The library keeps a copy of all the masters theses that have been written by CSUDH students. Print copies from 1995-2015 are available on the 4th Floor South on the low shelves between study tables, and older theses are shelved throughout the library by subject. If you know the author or title, you can search for them directly in the library catalog. To search for CSUDH theses:
In addition, check out these databases of digital theses and dissertations:
1000 E. Victoria Street, Carson, CA 90747 (310) 243-3696