By Jounghun Kim |Staff Writer|
CSUSB’s John Pfau Library has many resources available for students.
In the library students have access to group study rooms for at least two or more people to get their work done or to make group work more convenient.
Individuals cannot hold a room for a group, and any individual occupying a group study room must vacate it if a group arrives.
When walking into the library you can obtain help at the reference desk located in the first floor.
At the reference desk, our librarians assist users with research, reference questions, electronic databases, print resources, general Internet searching and the Pfau Library Catalog.
Reference librarians provide individual instruction in using these resources and help to construct effective search strategies for finding information.
No appointment is necessary to receive help.
Students and staffs can use the library’s resources to check-out books, journals and even movies.
There are 750,000 books available to check-out for 28 days, featured books for two weeks, art prints for 28 days, audio cassettes for two weeks and the DVDs available for two weeks.
You can also use laptops and graphing calculators for free, which can be checked out on a four hour loan by current students with a valid Coyote ID card.
Prior to borrowing a laptop for the first time, the borrower must sign a form accepting the responsibility for the laptop and the fees associated with not returning it, late returns or damages.
Student Reacheal Sis-Medina goes to the library every day to study before classes and after classes where she takes advantage of the laptops available.
“I check them out because I do not have to carry my laptop from home since it’s heavy, so it is convenient to check out the laptops,” said Sis-Medina.
She said the best part of the library is avoiding feeling stressed about classes and being able to just stay in the library focusing on her studies.
Student Youbin Lee also uses the library for everyday studies because it is easier than carrying her own laptop.
Along with borrowing books that she needs for the classes.
“It is hard to study in my room, I can not concentrate,” said Lee. “The library is the most suitable place to study.”
The first and second floor is a good place to do group projects in an atmosphere of freedom and when looking for a silent atmosphere the third floor is the best for Lee.
Lee and Sis-Medina’s only wish would be to extend the library hours to at least open one hour earlier and closes one hour later.
The hours are currently 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Mon. to Thurs., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fri., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sat. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sun.
The library is a good place for students to study and use many resources that they provide.