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Using the Libraries

Learning Commons

Fall Semester

Borrowing or Renewing Laptops and Hotspots
The library has a limited number of wifi hotspots and laptops to check out, on a first come, first served basis. All laptops and wifi hotspots will be checked out for the entire fall semester. Students that have laptops or hot spots checked out for the Spring 2021 semester who are not taking classes in Summer 2021 but are enrolled for Fall 2021, can renew their laptops or hot spots (with verification of Fall 2021 enrollment of at least one course) until January 3, 2022. For more information, please see the laptop/hotspot FAQ, or contact the Learning Commons at (510) 885-4152 or

The Learning Commons is located in the Library Lower Mall and features individual and collaborative study space, PC computing, peer assistance at the Student Help Desk, and Assistive Technology software and machines. There are 83 desktop computers in the Learning Commons including five workstations with Assistive Technologies, a closed-circuit television (CCTV), and Sorenson Video Relay Service. Services are limited to registered students, staff, faculty and alumni.

Fall Semester
Mon-Thurs Fri Sat Sun
Learning Commons 8am-8pm 8am-5pm closed closed
Student Help Desk 8am-8pm 8am-5pm closed closed
Commons After Hours closed closed closed closed
— Computers automatically shut down 5 minutes before closing —
Contact Information
510-885-4152 tel
510-885-2655 fax

Student Help Desk: Technology support for student, staff and faculty

We are the primary resource for all your technology needs (Blackboard, Horizon, MyCSUEB etc.). Whether you’ve just run into a recent computer problem or are looking to learn how to use the available technology resources better, we can help. There is no issue too small, so don’t be afraid to send us an email ( or come visit us in the Library Learning Commons directly across from Starbucks. Don’t forget to check out our FAQs for help.

Commons After Hours

  • Late night study space in the Learning Commons
  • Monitored by a Campus Security Officer and by video surveillance
  • A valid CSUEB Bay Card is required to enter and at all times while inside

Study Late at San Francisco State and San Jose State

Current CSUEB students, faculty, and staff have access to the extended study hours at San Francisco State and San Jose State. You must be currently enrolled or employed at CSUEB and bring your Bay Card.

  • San Francisco State University Extended Hours
    SFSU Research Commons is open 24 hours, 7 days a week except holidays and breaks. See for current library hours. To get a card to use the extended hours, you must bring your Bay Card to the SFSU help desk before 10 pm.

  • San Jose State University Extended Hours
    SJSU Library is open to students 24 hours Sunday-Thursday, except holidays and breaks. See for current library hours. To get a card to use the extended hours, you must bring your Bay Card to the SJSU circulation desk before 11 pm on Monday-Thursday or before 7 pm on Sunday.

PC desktop computers

  • Limited to registered students, staff, faculty and alumni
  • Self-service, just sign in with your NetID and password

Print Only or Quick Email Check computers

  • A valid CSUEB BayCard is required
  • Time limit of 15 minutes
  • Available only when all other computer workstations are occupied

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