Library News

Summer Library Hours
Lazy lions in the library

The Library's summer hours start Sunday, May 17. Please see the Library Hours webpage for details or this flier for a printable copy.

Closed for Memorial Day
Memorial Day

The Library and campus are closed on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day.

Database Trials

The CSU System is offering 4 database trials until July 31.  Check out:

  • Ambrose Digital - offering 37 BBC Shakespeare Plays with performances by Anthony Hopkins, John Cleese, Helen Mirren and more.
  • IndieFlix - offering award-winning shorts, features, and documentaries from more than 50 countries.
  • JoVE - Journal of Visualized Experiments has over 4,000 peer-reviewed science videos.
  • Mergent Horizon - provides supply chain data on all public U.S. and International companies.

Please send your comments to the Electronic Resources Coordinator, George Wrenn. Thank you!

Kanopy Streaming
Kanopy Streaming Videos

KANOPY offers a broad selection of over 12,000 streaming films, documentaries and training videos from thousands of producers with new releases launched daily. Featured producers in Kanopy’s collection include Criterion Collection, PBS, California Newsreel, DER, HBO, Kino Lorber, First Run Features, BBC, Roland Collection, MVD, Seventh Art,, Symptom Media, National Film Board of Canada and many more. Please explore. Please send comments to Kumi Watanabe-Schock. Thank you!

Library Cafe Summer Hours
Library Cafe

The Library Café will be open during the summer, Monday-Friday, 8:10am-2:30pm.  Come by for coffee, pastries, and other goodies.  Other food services on campus have limited hours.

Library Open for Commencement
Commencement photo from HSU flickr page

Your library will be open from 9am to 3:45pm on Saturday, May 16, so bring your folks by to show them where you spent so much time studying!

Extra Tutoring for Spring Finals

Extra tutoring help is available from the Learning Center - Math Lab, Writing Center, Drop-in Science Lab, and AS Study Lounge are all offering extra tutoriing hours to help you prepare for finals.

Creation & Relaxation Station
Creation & Relaxation Station Play wit LEGOs. Improve your finals. Next to the cafe 5/4-5/15

Creative play helps improve memorization, problem-solving and critical thinking. Come play with LEGOs(R) in the library, next to the cafe. Post photos of your creations with #HSULibraryPlay.  More activities and programs to help ease stress of finals is available in the library and throughout the campus.  Good luck!

Paws for Doggy Therapy
petting dog

Meet the teams from Therapy Dogs International bringing their wonderful dogs to campus for your enjoyment.  Take a break from studying or reward yourself after your final to relax with a retreiver, love a lab, hug a husky, or pet a pug.  They are here for you to enjoy!  Come to the Library Lobby on Monday, May 11 between 6:30 and 8pm or the Library Lawn on Tuesday, May 12 from noon to 1:30pm.

Extended Prefinals/Finals Hours
Spring Library Prefinals/Finals Hours

Extended prefinals/finals hours start Wednesday, May 6. Please see the Library Hours webpage for details or this flier for a printable copy. Good luck on your finals!

Sustainable Learning Program
Welcome to the CSU's Affordable Learning Solutions AL$

The CSU Affordable Learning Solutions initiative has funded HSU’s Sustainable Learning Program to support faculty adoption and evaluation of open textbooks, open educational resources (OER), or self-authored materials that faculty are willing to openly license. The HSU Sustainable learning Program will support faculty through its partnership with the Library, College of eLearning & Extended Education, Student Disability Resource Center, Bookstore and others to help faculty decrease the cost of an education for our students with high-quality, peer-reviewed learning materials.  More information, including deadlines and requirements can be found on the HSU Sustainable Learning website.

Snacks! Drinks! Casual Conversation!
What do you want to see in your library?

Student, staff, and faculty - Join us in the Fishbowl on Tuesday, April 28 from 2:30-5pm as we collaborate on great changes for the Library!  We want your input and the World Café is a safe, comfortable place to do that.  Can't make it?  Send us your anonymous comments online or add your ideas to whiteboards that will be popping up in various spaces in the building.  Thanks for your contribution in making this YOUR library!

Edit Wikipedia. Enjoy Pizza 4/14
Wikipedia globe

Bring your laptop, power cord, and ideas, and join us Tuesday, April 14 from 5-7pm in the Library Fishbowl to update Wikipedia entries about Humboldt.  Tutorials, reference materials, and refreshments will be provided.  Sign up here:

Criterion Videos Free Trial to 5/10
Criterion Collection

Now through May 10th, the HSU Library is participating in the free streaming video trial through Alexander Street Press. The Criterion Collection showcases 315 seminal titles in the history of motion pictures. Features accompanying the films include HD streaming, scrolling transcripts, and shareable clips and playlists. Content within The Criterion Collection covers the history of cinema throughout the 20th century, from early silent films like Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush (1925) to releases from contemporary filmmakers like Gus Van Sant and Guillermo del Toro. Alongside a wealth of feature films, The Criterion Collection from Alexander Street includes seminal documentary films such as Alain Resnais’s Night and Fog (1955), Jean Rouch’s Chronicle of a Summer (1961), and Albert and David Maysles’s Grey Gardens (1975). It also features works in popular subgenres of film including French New Wave, Italian Neorealism, and New German Cinema. Please peruse and enjoy the wonderful world of international cinema now!

For more information see

Please send comments to Kumi Watanabe-Schock. Thank you!

Study Skills Workshops Offered

Need some motivation?  Looking for primary research or scholarly articles?  Want help prepping for tests?  All these and more are offered in short (less than an hour), free (with snacks) workshops presented by your librarians. Reserve your spot today!

Beyond the Hour of Code: Web Design Series
Web Design Series

The workshops will focus on: web developer tools (4/2/15), basic web design & accessibility (4/9/15), responsive design & mobile first (4/16/15). The workshops meet Thursday evenings from 5:00-7:00pm in the Fishbowl (second floor of the library). See the library calendar of events for more information.

Sherman Alexie Program in VanDuzer Thursday at 7pm

All available tickets have been distributed.
The VanDuzer Lobby will open at 6:20 p.m.
The Theatre will open at 6:30. All seats are General Admission.

Shortly before 7 p.m. all remaining seats will be made available for folks who do not have tickets.

Gamelan Instruments on Display
Complete Gamelan instruments

Dr. Eugene Novotney, professor of music, has loaned his Gamelan instruments to the University and the Library is pleased to display them in Library 204, 2nd floor, by the Media Collection.  Read the incredible story of how he acquired the instruments, see photos of how they were made, and listen to a sampling of Gamelan music then come visit them in person!

Help us evaluate our temporary librarians

The Library Faculty Personnel Committee needs your help in evaluating our four temporary librarians, Lucy Ingrey, Katie LaSala, Carly Marino, and Tim Miller. If you have had experience working with any of these librarians and would like to share your experiences with the Library Faculty Personnel Committee, please send your input via email to, Chair of the Library Faculty Personnel Committee, before the end of February 27, 2015. You may also choose to deliver your information in person, from 9 to 10 AM on Friday, February 27th in Room 206 of the Library.

Whiteboards available throughout the Library

You've asked and we've provided dry erase boards throughout the building. Move them, use them, bring your own whiteboard markers or borrow a bag from the Checkout Desk. They are here for you!