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About the Libraries

Concord Campus

The library at the Concord Campus of California State University, East Bay provides access to materials and Circulation services from both the Concord and the Hayward campus libraries, including:

  • onsite resources (print and reserve materials)
  • networked resources (electronic information)
  • paging services from the main library
  • Interlibrary loan

Contact either the Concord Campus Library (925) 602-6725 or the Hayward Campus Library (510) 885-3612 for information.

Filming in the Library

It is the CSU East Bay Library’s policy that all filming, videotaping and photography in the Hayward or Concord campus libraries for any purpose must be approved in advance by the University Librarian or his/her designee. Permission to film is granted on a case-by-case basis and may depend on a variety of factors, some of which are noted below.

The use of the Library for commercial filming (i.e. videography or photography that may be used in advertising or in commercial television, website, or cinema production) must be approved by the University Librarian and the University.

In order to assure that the Library’s and the University’s image and traditions are used appropriately, the following rules are set forth:

1. No production which advertises or promote products, services or programs that are inconsistent with the values and traditions of CSU East Bay and its Library shall be granted access. This includes visual images, dialog, voice-overs or text.

2. No student, patron or employee of the University shall be used in any productions unless an Agreement Release Form is obtained from that individual before their image is taken.

3. No production shall interfere with the normal operations of the University and its Library. The requestor must agree to conduct the filming or videotaping during a time least likely to disrupt patrons. All reasonable safety measures, including taping down of wires and extension cords, must be taken.

4. Any filming or other production can be suspended without notice in the event of an emergency (i.e. fire, earthquake) at or near the production location. Any University property that has been moved during production must be replaced in its original position. If you must move any furniture, please do it at a minimum. Please use masking tape to denote the original position, so that furniture may be relocated. Any books removed from the shelves, should be placed on a reshelving table. Again, the removal of books from shelves must be kept to a minimum.

5. Any damage to University property caused by the activities of the production shall be the sole responsibility of the persons involved in the production and they shall be presented with an invoice from the University.

6. The production will not use the University’s name, nicknames, logos or symbols be used without prior written consent.

7. The requestor agrees to abide by all University, Library, State of California and Federal policies, procedures and laws.

8. The University is released from all liability, claims, suits, actions, damages, settlements and expenses arising out of injuries, damages to property, claims based on infringement of rights to copyright, trademark, service mark or other intellectual property and all other damages in connection with Requestor’s activity.

Food and Drink Guidelines

You are welcome to bring food and non-alcoholic drinks into the libraries. When you do so, please be responsible and considerate of others:

  • Use sturdy, spill-proof containers
  • Keep food and drink away from computers
  • Clean up any spills or crumbs and throw your trash away
  • If you see a mess in the library, please report it to a library employee right away
  • Recycle reusable materials if possible
  • Avoid consuming messy or strong-smelling foods in the library that may disturb other library users

Please feel free to notify a library employee if your study is being disrupted by someone else in the library. See our Standards of Behavior Policy for more details.

To report a disturbance, please inform any library employee, or call 510-885-3612.

Group Study Rooms

To request a study room reservation, please follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the Study Room online reservation system
  2. Select the date and time you would like to use a study room (reserve up to 2 hours per day, making reservations up to three days in advance)
  3. Submit your first name, last name, and email address (must be a horizon/csueastbay email address)
  4. Open the 'Verify your reservation' email sent the email address you provided
  5. Click on the verification link in that email (this step needs to be completed within 15 minutes of requesting a reservation)
  6. Once you have verified your reservation, your study room reservation will be confirmed

Please note:

  • Entering false information may result in the cancellation of your room reservation.
  • Study Rooms can be reserved for two hours per student per day, up to three days in advance.
  • Anyone using a study room will be required to wear a mask, whether studying alone or in a group.

Each Study Room includes:

  • A white board
    • Markers are available at the Media Resources and Reserves Desk
  • Television
    • Computers can be connected to the television using an HDMI cable, available at the Media Resources and Reserves desk
  • Power outlets

Report any issues with the Study Rooms to the Media Resources and Reserves Desk (Library Upper Mall).

Library Presentation Room

The Library Presentation Practice Room can be reserved online.

The Presentation Practice Room includes the following:

  • A white board
  • Television
    • Computers can be connected to the television using an HDMI cable, available at the Media Resources and Reserves desk
  • Power outlets

Group Policies

  • Groups must be 4 or more people
  • The room is booked for 2 hours per group
  • Each group can only make one reservation per day