The 23 California State University Libraries share the statement below as articulating the constraints we face in providing service to the students that is our mission. While the Affordable Learning Solutions initiative promotes the adoption of low or no cost materials, students may still find themselves unable to pay for essential reading. When instruction is on campus, libraries can provide short-term access to textbook and other resources through course reserves.
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Building & Facility
Library faculty and staff presented on an array of library services during the June 30, Go Virtual Breakout Sessions, linked below for viewing. The library session was coordinated and moderated by Science Librarian, Chrissy Hursh.
The Meriam Library is pleased to offer extended operating hours during the last two weeks of the semester, beginning Monday, May 7. All four floors of the library will be open until 1:45am on the weekdays, in addition to longer hours the weekend before exams.
In addition, University Police will be providing safe rides home to designated locations on and near campus. Please look for the Campus Connection table in the lobby from 10pm - 2am.
Monday, May 7 - Thursday, May 10: 7:30am – 1:45am
Friday, May 11: 7:30am – 7:45pm
Effective with the Spring 2018 semester, all Group Study Rooms on the 2nd & 3rd Floors can be reserved by students.
To find a study room, simply find a room that meets your needs on our Spaces page.
You'll find all of the reservation policies on our webpage, but here are a few quick items to keep in mind:
The Meriam Library is pleased to offer extended operating hours during the last two weeks of the semester, beginning Monday, December 4. All four floors of the library will be open until 1:45am on the weekdays, in addition to longer hours the weekend before exams.
Monday, December 4 - Thursday, December 7: 7:30am – 1:45am
Friday, December 8: 7:30am – 7:45pm
Saturday, December 9: 10:00am – 7:45pm
Sunday, December 10: 10:00am – 1:45am
At Meriam Library, we love to discover new information. While we have plenty of peer-reviewed articles and scholarly research on hand, we also want answers to questions such as:
- If you could go back in time, which book would you give your younger self?
- What do you need help with the most at the library?
- And, what's the most you've spent on textbooks in one semester?
That last question is now up on our new Question of the Week whiteboard. Come check it out on the 2nd floor of the library, next to the elevators.
Ever wonder how many people visit the library in a year (1,148,865), or how many computers we have (187) or how many group study rooms (30) or participants in library instruction (4,060) or where we borrow inter library materials (see world map on display). All this and more currently on display on the second floor in CANDY form. Us library peeps here to help you succeed at Chico State.
Facilities Management and Services recently completed the installation of new automated, touchless paper towel and soap dispensers, as well as new toilet paper dispensers in the Meriam Library restrooms over the Winter Break. Accordingly, we are very interested in receiving comments regarding these new products and have created a survey.
FMS welcomes input from the campus community to help in this evaluation that will help determine the success of the project and development of a plan for further installations.