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Take the 405, 22, or 605 freeway to the 7th Street off-ramp in Long Beach. Go west on 7th Street to the third signal, West Campus Drive. Turn right on West Campus Drive. The Library is the first building on the right.

In general, parking at CSULB is by permit only.  A parking permit is required in all lots and structures at all times, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Daily permits, available from yellow vending machines at several locations adjacent to parking lots, currently cost $5.00 for the all day permit. "Day permits" are valid in lower campus parking lots, and only valid close to the library after 6:00 PM on weekdays. Metered parking is available on the service road which runs parallel to 7th Street.  In general it is difficult for visitors to find parking near the Library except on weekends.  Always read carefully the signs posted at the entrances to campus parking lots; some lots are reserved for university employees at all times.

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University Library Main Phone Number: 562-985-8472

The Reference area is located on the 1st floor of the library, adjacent to the Spidell Technology Center. 

In Reference, you will find research materials such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, atlases as well as the Librarians to guide you in your research.  Some of the things Librarians will help you with: 

  • Locate information for your assignments
  • Identify specific sources available for your research
  • Utilize the newest electronic resources
  • Obtain in-depth assistance with particularly difficult questions.

You can also make an appointment with the appropriate librarian subject specialist when you need assistance with extensive research questions.

Special Collections contains unusual and valuable materials including:

  • Examples of early printing and binding as well as contemporary fine press publications

    Original photographic prints from such artists as Ansel Adams and Edward Weston

  • Fine art prints from such artists as Daumier, Kollwitz, Johns, Currier & Ives, and many others
  • Rare editions and letters related to such authors as D. H. Lawrence, Robinson Jeffers, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Virginia Woolf, and many more.
  • Collections of writings by CSULB faculty (such as the Gerald Locklin Collection) or collections initiated by CSULB Faculty (The Venice Collection, The Oral History Collection, and The Howard Sherain Collection).

A descriptive listing of all of CSULB's Special Collections is available. Images from the Fine Arts Collection are also available for viewing via the Web.

University Archives contains materials which chronicle the history of the Library and the University and its surrounding community, including:

  • A complete set of back issues of the CSULB student newspaper, the Daily Forty-Niner
  • Minutes and official records of academic departments and campus governance organizations
  • Official papers of local political figures, such as Vincent Thomas and Mark Hannaford.

Certain documents in University Archives, notably pages from historical CSULB catalogs, schedules of classes, yearbooks, and course syllabi, usually can be photocopied without harm to the original. Please review our Photocopying Services Policy [ Word ] or [ PDF ].

Kristie French is the University Archivist and Records Manager. Special Collections and University Archives is located on the 3rd Floor (Room 300) of the Library.

For further information, please call (562) 985-4087.