Ask a Librarian

Whatever time it is, wherever you are, we can help you with your research needs. Please see the Research Help Desk hours for in-person assistance or, if you need help outside of normal library hours, consult our chat reference service for assistance.

Borrow & Renew

Information on borrowing and renewing items from the HSU Library

Campus ID

Your HSU-ID card is your Jack Pass for the bus, on-campus debit card, HSU Library card, Student Rec. Center pass, and door key if you live on campus. It is also required for access to various campus services.

Center for Teaching & Learning

Professional development for campus faculty.

Course Reserves

The Reserves Collection includes items such as books, DVDs, CDs, etc., available for use by enrolled students for limited checkout periods. Through E-Reserves, students in participating classes have around-the-clock online access to many of the materials which an instructor has placed on reserve for outside reading. The Print Reserve readings are available whenever the Library is open.

Display Cases

There are several cases in the library available for display. Reservations are made on a first-come first-served basis.

Finding Study Space in the Library

Looking for quiet or a place to work with your group?  You can find your space at the library!

For Alumni

Services and resources available to Humboldt State University alumni.

For Community

Services and resources available to community members who are not affiliated with HSU.

For Faculty

Services and resources important to faculty in their instruction and research.

For Staff

Services and resources available to Humboldt State University staff.

For Students

Services and resources useful to Humboldt State University students.

HSU Press

Humboldt State University Press publishes high-quality, open-access scholarly, intellectual, and creative works by or in support of our campus community. HSU Press operations and publications support the HSU mission and vision to improve the human condition and our environment by promoting understanding of social, economic, and environmental issues.

Humboldt Digital Scholar

Humboldt Digital Scholar (HDS) is a digital archive that collects and provides persistent and reliable access to the research and scholarship of faculty, staff, and students of Humboldt State.

Interlibrary Loan Overview

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) obtains research materials (books, journal articles, DVDs) from other libraries when the items are unavailable or not owned by the HSU Library. It is a free service available to current students faculty and staff.

Learning Center

Free tutoring services for students in general and subject-specific areas - math, science, engineering, and writing - as well as supplemental instruction for specific courses.

Lost & Found

The Library maintains a lost & found area for property left in the Library.

Purchase Request Form

The Humboldt State University Library welcomes suggestions for materials which support teaching, study, and research at the University. Requests are evaluated by Collection Development.