News & Events

Review of Librarians
Chris Salvano and Katia Karadjova

Please offer any comments on your experiences working with probationary Librarians Chris Salvano and Katia Karadjova for their performance review.

Write to the committee at Library Faculty Personnel Committee, Library, Humboldt State University, One Harpst Street, Arcata, CA 95521.

OR email the Committee Chair at with Chris Salvano or Katia Karadjova in the subject line.

OR stop by Library 206 from 4-5pm on Wednesday, August 27th to meet with a representative of the committee.  Note: Student input must be in writing.

Thank you for any information you can share.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 to Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Library Orientation & Building Tours
HSU Library

Want to learn more about the Library and how its resources and services can benefit your academic and research needs? Join these thirty-minute introductory tours to see the locations of books, journals, special collections, maps, and reference resources; discover the best study spaces to fit your study style; find out the locations of printers, scanners, and photocopiers; learn about technology offered in the library; and meet a librarian or staff member.

Meet at the electronic directory by the Checkout Desk in the lobby of the Library:



Tuesday, August 12, 2014 to Friday, August 29, 2014
Closed for Labor Day
Happy Labor Day

The HSU Library and campus will be closed for Labor Day, Monday, September 1.

Monday, August 11, 2014 to Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Wildlife Conservation: Past, Present, and Future
Wildlife conservation display

Wildlife conservation is an effort to protect threatened or endangered animal and plant species. Conservation also includes the protection of their natural habitat. The main objective of this practice is to insure that their habitats will be preserved so that the future generations of both wildlife and human can enjoy it. Additionally, wildlife conservation aims to raise awareness regarding the importance of wildlife and wilderness. Currently there are government bureaus and organizations that help promote different wildlife conservation areas. The government also aims to implement certain policies that are specifically created to protect the animals. Your HSU Federal Depository includes numerous federal and state documents that are made available for FREE public use. Documents such as management plans, technical reports, pleasure reading, and many other conservation related documents are available. Taking time to view these documents can shed light on conservation issues that may have an effect on social and economic issues. Management practices of the past have evolved and improved to what we have now. Constantly reinventing and adapting effective management strategies can help preserve wildlife for the future.  Check the online display for a sample of these important documents.

*NOTE: All specimens used in this display are loaned from Humboldt State Wildlife Museum. Their possession follows the appropriate laws, regulation, and conventions as part of the museum collection.

Friday, August 22, 2014 to Saturday, September 20, 2014
Video Reclass Project
Galaxy Quest movie

The HSU Library is pleased to announce the launching of video reclassification project that began on July 1, 2014.  We are in the process of converting the entire Video Collection from the accession number system to the Library of Congress (LC) Classification System (like the books in the main collection).  By the end of this academic year, all DVDs and video tapes will be shelved under the single LC Classification System.  Until this project is finished, there will be videos with 2 different call numbers such as VIDEO9398 and PN1997.G25.

You’ll find that our feature films will be in alphabetical order, and browsing our collection is much easier either in stacks or online.  We would like to express our appreciation for your patience during this exciting project.  If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Kumi @ 826-5656 or send her an e-mail.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 to Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Extended Computer Help Desk Hours

The Computer Help Desk will now take your phone calls for help until 10pm, 7 days a week.  Call 826-4357.

Monday, July 28, 2014 to Monday, October 13, 2014
Master's Theses Mapped
Google map of HSU Master's theses

View maps of biology, fisheries, forestry, wildlife, and wildlife management master's thesis field research in Humboldt County and beyond.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 to Friday, August 29, 2014
Announcing the Library's New Website!

After over a year of work and with many great comments and suggestions from our students, we are pleased to unveil a new and revised Library website!  This is still a work in progress, so let us know what you think, and if you come across any dead links or typos, please let us know where they are so we can fix them!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 to Monday, September 22, 2014
Summer Library Hours

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

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 to Monday, August 25, 2014
Library Cafe Summer Hours
Library Cafe Open for Summer

The Library Café will be open during the summer, Monday-Thursday, 8am-12:30pm.  Come by for coffee, pastries, and other goodies.  Other food services on campus have limited hours.

Monday, May 19, 2014 to Friday, August 22, 2014
Library has Lost & Found

Lose your textbook, scarf, or umbrella in the Library? Leave behind your water bottle or coffee mug after studying?  Drop an earring or misplace your backpack?  All these and more may be found the Library's Lost & Found!  See the friendly staff at the Circulation/Checkout Desk to find your stuff.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 to Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Silent Study Room Available

We've heard your requests and have created a Silent Study Room in L205 on the 2nd floor.  This room is intended to provide a silent space to study without the distractions of conversation, cell phones, or other extraneous noise. We ask users to find a study area that is compatible with their particular activity and to respect others who are researching or studying.  Thank you and let us know what you think!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 to Tuesday, May 20, 2014