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CSU Library Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Alumni Access

Unfortunately, you will lose library access after graduation. Access to our databases is restricted by contractual obligations and is exclusively available to currently enrolled students, faculty members, and staff. As your status in the university transitions from 'student' to 'alumnus', your access privileges will be withdrawn. This typically occurs shortly after the completion of your studies. If you have any additional questions or feedback to provide, please reach out to the CSU Library at for further assistance.
Public Libraries
Consider joining your local public library, which typically requires only a proof of address, such as a utility bill. Public libraries provide leisure reading materials, core research materials, and access to various databases. Many libraries nowadays offer e-books and e-audiobooks that can be downloaded from the comfort of your home. Additionally, they may provide Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services. To find a library near you, click here.

State Universities
Most state universities, being taxpayer-funded, allow state or city citizens to use their libraries. Kindly contact the specific state university library for information about their visiting patron policies.

Local College Libraries
Local libraries may enable in-person access via a courtesy card or visiting patron card. However, the policies vary across libraries, so it's recommended to check with them directly.

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