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OneSearch is Here!

Posted on 06.14.17

OneSearch is our new mobile friendly library catalog. Find books, ebooks, journals, articles, and video available from the CSUEB libraries from a single search box.

Books from all 23 CSU libraries across California are included in OneSearch too. Starting on July 10, you will be able to use CSU+ in OneSearch to request books from other CSUs. Until then, continue to use ILLIAD to request books from any other library.

Questions? Comments? Need Assistance? Visit us at the Reference Desk or Circulation Desk. Or contact us at:

Anyone at the library will be happy to help.

Library Catalog Maintenance, June 9th-13th

Posted on 06.08.17

This weekend, the library will upgrade our catalog to the new OneSearch interface. After 5:00 pm on June 9, the traditional library catalog will no longer be available. You will not be able to request or renew books online from June 9-13.

  • Between June 9-June 13, you will be able to find books and articles in the library collection with QuickSearch
  • On Tuesday, June 13, OneSearch will replace QuickSearch for finding books and articles
  • Until Monday, July 10, all interlibrary loan requests should be made through ILLIAD
  • After July 10, CSU+ will be available for requesting books from other CSU libraries

Extended Hours at the Library – Spring 2017

Posted on 05.25.17

Extended Hours for Spring 2017

Starting Tuesday, May 30th, the first floor of the Hayward Campus Library will be open until Midnight on the following days:

  • Tuesday, May 30th – Thursday, June 1st
  • Sunday, June 4th – Thursday, June 8th

Cocoa and Cram

ASI will be providing free coffee and snacks Tuesday – Wednesday, from 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

  • Tuesday, May 30th – Wednesday, May 31st

Spring out of Stress

Free tutoring in math, writing, biology and chemistry, plus board games and snacks will be available from 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

  • Tuesday, May 30th – Wednesday, May 31st

Extended Hours at the Concord Campus Library

The Concord Campus Library will be open until 10:00 PM on the following days:

  • Wednesday, May 31st – Thursday, June 1st

Confronting Climate Change Book Discussion, April 18th

Posted on 04.12.17

In Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World, Bill Nye crystallizes and expands the message for which he is best known and beloved. That message is that with a combination of optimism and scientific curiosity, all obstacles become opportunities, and the possibilities of our world become limitless.

With a scientist’s thirst for knowledge and an engineer’s vision of what can be, Bill Nye sees today’s environmental issues not as insurmountable, depressing problems but as chances for our society to rise to the challenge and create a cleaner, healthier, smarter world.

Read Bill Nye’s book, Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World, and join a book discussion at the Library. Two copies are on reserve now at the Library.

Tuesday, April 18th
12:00 Noon
Biella Room

2017 Book-to-Action Series

Book Talk: Irwin Klein and the New Settlers, April 12th

Posted on 04.03.17

Images of the Sixties Counterculture in the American Southwest

Benjamin Klein (Lecturer, History) will discuss his research on a series of black & white photographs taken by his uncle, Irwin Klein, during several visits to northern New Mexico between 1967 and 1971.

Dr. Klein is the editor of Irwin Klein and the New Settlers: Photographs of Counterculture in New Mexico (University of Nebraska Press, 2016), winner of a Southwest Book Award (2016) from the Border Regional Library Association. He has also published in New Mexico Historical Review, Casa Vogue, and ReThinking History: Theory and Practice.

Wednesday, April 12th
11:00 AM
Biella Room

New Library Catalog will replace LINK+ and QuickSearch

Posted on 03.30.17

This summer, the libraries will release a new Discovery System — OneSearch — that will replace QuickSearch, the Library Catalog, and LINK+.

OneSearch features an intuitive, mobile friendly interface that makes it easy to find, cite, save, and share books, ebooks, ejournals, articles, and streaming videos from the CSUEB Libraries.

OneSearch will include CSU+, a new book sharing system for entire the CSU. With one click, CSUEB students and faculty will be able to request a book from any CSU library to be delivered to our circulation desk within 2-3 days.

To make this change, we will have to discontinue our participation in LINK+. The last day to request a book from LINK+ will be May 26, and the last day to return LINK+ books will be June 25. We know that many of us will miss LINK+, but CSU+ will give us access to a broader range of academic content. While only 11 CSU libraries currently belong to LINK+, all 23 CSUs will join CSU+, and it will include over 29 million academic books. Of course, you still will be able to request any book not available in CSU+ through Inter-library Loan.

Key Dates

  • May 26 — Last day that CSUEB users can request books from LINK+
  • June 13 — OneSearch will be released
  • June 25 — Last day to return LINK+ Books
  • July 10 — First day you can request books through CSU+

Between May 26-July 10, you can request any book that CSUEB doesn’t have through Inter-library Loan.

Information about library materials that you’ve saved to your library account will be available until June 2018, one year after the release of OneSearch. Login with your NetID and password to access the saved records in your old library account:

Training from the library on OneSearch and CSU+ will be available at Back to the Bay in September. Our Access Services Team [(510) 885-3612,] always is happy to provide assistance with Inter-library loan requests.

Please feel free to contact John Wenzler [510-885-2188,] with any questions, concerns, or requests about this or any other library matter.

Cal State East Bay 60th Anniversary Exhibit, March 2017 – February 2018

Posted on 03.26.17

Exhibit in the Library: 60th Anniversary of Cal State East Bay, March 2017-September 2017

From its earliest days as the State College for Alameda County, and continuing through six decades of social and economic change, Cal-State East Bay has been pioneering the way in higher education.

Notably, CSUEB has provided access to educational opportunities for the most diverse student body in the mainland United States and has played a major role in the economic development of the entire East Bay region.

Join the University Libraries in celebrating the 60th anniversary of Cal State East Bay, March 2017 – February 2018.


Additional information can be found on the LibGuide dedicated to this exciting exhibit at

Extended Hours at the Library – Winter 2017

Posted on 03.07.17

Extended Hours for Winter 2017

Starting Monday, March 6th, the first floor of the Hayward Campus Library will be open until Midnight on the following days:

  • Monday, March 6th – Thursday, March 9th
  • Sunday, March 12th – Thursday, March 16th

Cocoa and Cram

ASI will be providing free coffee and snacks Tuesday – Thursday, from 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

  • Tuesday, March 7th – Thursday, March 9th

Peer Study Power

Peer mentors and tutors, games and food will be available from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

  • Wednesday, March 8th

Free Coffee

The Library will be providing free coffee Monday – Thursday, from 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

  • Monday, March 13th – Thursday, March 16th

Fake News and Alternative Facts, Thursday, February 23rd

Posted on 02.17.17

All students are invited to a conversation with the Library and the Communication Department about fake news and alternative facts.

  • What is “fake news” ?
  • How to fact check
  • Journalistic integrity
  • Understanding satire
  • Resources
  • Share your ideas
  • And more…

Thursday, February 23rd
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Biella Room


Student Research Competition

Posted on 02.10.17

Are you engaged in faculty mentored research or creative activities at CSUEB?

The Center for Student Research is now accepting CSUEB student research/creativity activity proposals for verbal presentation at the (statewide) CSU Student Research Competition!

Ten student researchers will be selected to represent CSUEB, and will be funded to attend and participate in the competition being held at Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo) April 28-29, 2017.

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