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Library Closed July 16 – 17 and July 23 – 24

Posted on 07.15.16

The Hayward Campus Library will be closed due to construction:

  • Saturday, July 16 – Sunday, July 17
  • Saturday, July 23 – Sunday, July 24

For any questions, contact the Library at:

  • Reference Desk: 510-885-3765 ,
  • Circulation Desk: 510-885-3612
  • Library Administration: 510-885-3664 ,

Summer Games Day at the Library – July 7th

Posted on 07.06.16

The University Libraries and the Recreational Math and Computer Science Club are co-hosting a Summer Games Day this Thursday, July 7th from 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm.

Join us on the Library’s first floor behind the Reference Desk and check out some new games!

Library Courtyard Closure – June 13 – Aug. 12th

Posted on 06.10.16

Update: The Library Courtyard will remain closed until August 12th.

From June 13th to July 25th, the Library Courtyard will be closed due to construction.

The Library and Starbucks will be accessible through the East Entrance of the Library – located on the Upper Mall of the Library. Signage will be available to direct you to this entrance.

Accessibility Services and Veterans Affairs will be accessible through alternate entrances – signs will be available to direct you to their entrance.

Note: The Library and Starbucks will be closed over the Quarter Break (June 13 – June 19) and will reopen on Monday, June 20th at 8 AM.

For any questions, contact the Library at:

  • Reference Desk: 510-885-3765 ,
  • Circulation Desk: 510-885-3612
  • Library Administration: 510-885-3664 ,

BayCard/Photo ID stations – Relocated to the Bookstore

Posted on 06.10.16

The BayCard/Photo ID stations will be unable from June 10th through June 19th, as they are being relocated to the Bookstore for the Summer Quarter.

Operations will resume June 20th, 2016.

Extended Hours for the Library – Spring 2016

Posted on 05.25.16

Extended Hours for Spring 2016

Starting Tuesday, May 31st, the first floor of the Library will be open until Midnight on the following days:

  • Tuesday, May 31st – Thursday, June 2nd
  • Sunday, June 5th – Thursday, June 9th

ASI will also be providing coffee and cocoa Monday – Thursday, from 730 PM to 10 PM.

The Library will be holding its quarterly event, Spring Out of Stress on Tuesday, May 31st and Wednesday, June 1st. Join us for tutoring, games, coloring, snacks, from 8 PM till 11 PM!

Library Building Renovation Survey – The Results are In!

Posted on 05.23.16

The Libraries would like to thank everyone who took the time to complete the Library Building Renovation Survey in January. We are going through each and every response to help us learn how we can continue to improve the library to best meet the needs of East Bay students.

Some of the suggested improvements from the survey are already here! Did you know that you can print wirelessly from your laptop in the library, access software needed for your classes on the computers, or check out headphones at the Media Resources and Reserves desk?  

There are some really big improvements coming to the Hayward campus library this summer — we will be adding a new entrance for a 24-hour study space as well as adding more outlets to meet your device charging needs.

We are always open to your suggestions for additional improvements! You can submit your suggestions online or through the suggestion boxes found in the Libraries.

Book Talk: Unexpected Bonds of Union – Dr. Bridget Ford

Posted on 05.18.16

Join us on Thursday, May 19th at Noon in the Biella Room for a book talk with Dr. Bridget Ford as she introduces us to her new book, Bonds of Union. In this talk, Dr. Ford will seek to show that the United States has a longer, deeper history of imagining an inclusive society than we typically think.


For more information, check out the flyer or contact Dean John Wenzler

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Exhibit on Display NOW through June!

Posted on 05.13.16


This year, the annual commemoration of Asian Pacific Islander Month will be expanded from May, through June 2016.

The first 3 of proposed future panels that present API Heritage and culture are prominently displayed in the Lower Mall (LM) Lobby of the Main Library at CSUEB’s Hayward Campus.

We invite you to drop by and enjoy the cultures of Samoa, Indonesia, and the Philippines as presented by members of the campus’ API Heritage Groups.

Check out the complete LibGuide for this exhibit here.

Off-campus access to databases update

Posted on 04.29.16

Update: ILLIAD access is now available. We are still working on restoring access to My Saved Records through QuickSearch. Should you run into any additional access issues, please contact the Reference Desk or send an email to

Update: most issues with off-campus access to databases have been addressed. We are currently working on restoring access to ILLIAD and My Records within SFX. If you have any other access issues, please contact the Reference Desk or send an email to

Due to an update to our off-campus server, access to our databases from off-campus may be unstable over this weekend (April 30 – May 1). Should you have any questions, please contact the reference desk at

University Libraries Showcase Original Shakespeare Folios

Posted on 04.17.16

In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare (1564-1616), the CSUEB University Libraries are displaying two rare original copies of Shakespeare plays taken from the folio editions of his work issued shortly after his death. On display on the Upper Mall of the Hayward Campus Library are a copy of Twelfth Night, Or What You Will, taken from the second folio of 1632 and a copy of Measure For Measure taken from the fourth folio of 1685.

We invite you to take this unique opportunity to view these rare, original 17th century editions of the work of William Shakespeare – the “Bard of Avon” and possibly the greatest writer in the English language – in their display case in the Library through the end of May 2016.

You can also view the complete LibGuide on this exhibit here.

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