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Using the Libraries

Welcome to Cal State East Bay University Libraries! Below are some highlights of the many library services available to you! Not finding what you need? Chat with us now online.

Ask Us! Online chat service

Use the 24/7 Online Chat, an immediate online chat service with a Librarian. Ask us questions like, "How do I find this article?" I need help finding sources about [X,Y,Z], "How do I find scholarly research that has quantitative data on it?"

Stay in touch with workshops & events

Don't miss out on free events and programs happening in the CORE library building! Check out our library calendar to stay up to date with weekly workshops, game nights, study sessions and more.

Need help with a subject, college-level writing, or study skills?

The Student Center for Academic Achievement (SCAA) is your bridge to academic success! SCAA provides Peer Tutoring for a number of courses as well as Writing Tutoring across the curriculum. Peer Academic Coaches can also assist you with time management, prioritization, and professor communication. Visit the SCAA website to make an appointment, to check drop-in schedules, or to find more information. Whether in-person or online, the SCAA will meet you where you are on your academic journey

Get started on your own!

Want to do research but don't know where to start? Not sure how to use the library? What does the library have? Check out these subject guides to explore helpful resources!

Librarians are here to help!

Book a 30-minute, one-on-one consultation with a Librarian. These quick meetings jumpstart your research by showing you quick search tips, brainstorming keywords, reviewing navigation of the library catalog and the various library guides, databases and other resources available to you.

Check out textbooks & books for free!

Did you know the library has DIY, Popular Reading and Children's books? All books and e-books in the CORE are free to borrow. There’s even Course Reserves, aka books and textbooks for classes, for students and it's all FREE!!!

Borrow tech for free!

Students can check out free technology devices from the Learning Commons located on the first floor of the CORE building. These devices include laptops, chargers, video equipment along with many more tech and electronic materials!

The CORE has printers and scanners!

Printers and scanners are available on each floor of the CORE building, offering multiple printing options such as using your laptop, library desktop or even your phone! Stop by any service desk in the library for assistance and questions about printing.

Study Rooms & Community Spaces

Need a place to study with friends? The Core library building has you covered with private and group study rooms. There are also silent and collaborative study spaces all over the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors.