Banned Books Week 2014

The 2014 celebration of Banned Books Week will be held from September 21 through September 27. This year’s celebration of the freedom to read will emphasize a thematic focus on comics and graphic novels. This year’s Banned Books Week will illuminate this still misunderstood form of storytelling and will celebrate the value of graphic novels to readers from all walks of life.

NBC Learn Higher Ed comes to CSUMB

The CSU system has subscribed to a new resource created by NBC. It is a collection of more than 15,000 videos, primary source videos, newsreels, documents, and images that can be used for research, projects, and in classroom and online teaching.

New here? Have questions?

Welcome to CSUMB. Or welcome back. The Library wants to invite you to take a look at our New Student FAQ. Those of you new to campus and even those of you not so new will find answers to questions commonly asked at the beginning of a new academic year.

Try a research guide

student using computerLooking for sources for a research project? Try clicking Start Your Research on the library homepage. We have many subject-specific guides that will point you toward books in our library and others, key databases and journal titles, web sites, and more.

Read for fun @CSUMB Library

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The CSUMB Library's Recreational Reading page makes it easy to browse for a good book to read.

Whether you prefer adventure, romance, humor, or fantasy, you're sure to find something to enjoy.

Read for fun @CSUMB Library

Fort Ord Historical Images Online


Atomic Age GIThis Veterans Day and beyond, see the people and places of Fort Ord as it existed in the 20th century, from 1915 to 1995.  Through a grant from the California State Library, the CSUMB Library has digitized images that  focus on the role of  Fort Ord as a training facility, beginning in World War I and continuing until the closure of the base.

Try our self-check stations

image of RFID chipLibrary books are equipped with radio frequency identification tags. This means that you can use the self-check station located near the elevators on the first floor to check your books out! Self-check is quick, unmediated, and you get a personalized receipt reminding you of when materials are due back.

Check out our new items

rss person logoWant to receive updates for new items added to the library’s collection in your area(s) of interest? If so, click here to be directed to our New Items page. You can subscribe to RSS feeds by subject, or view a list of everything we’ve added in the past 1, 2, 3, or 4 months.