Library Services for Staff

Welcome to the Humboldt State University Library. The following services are available to Humboldt State University staff.

In-Library Use of Materials

Most of the Humboldt State University Library bookstacks are open to the public, and the online HSU Library Catalog, which contains access information for most of the resources housed in the Library, may be searched from any location on or off-campus. In-library use of most materials does not require a Library ID card. Use of some protected collections, including Print Reserves and the special Case collection, requires either a Library ID card or a photo ID such as a driver license. You must have a Library ID card to view videos and DVDs and to listen to CDs in the Library's Media Resources Area.

Library ID Card

To check out books and other circulating materials, you must have a Library ID card made at the ID Office. Employees of the University and its auxiliaries, regardless of time base; spouse proxy; and retired staff are eligible for a card.

Loan Periods

Loan periods for books from the main stacks are one semester (due last day of finals) with up to six renewals per item if no holds/recalls are placed. Loan periods for other materials (CDs, DVDs, maps, periodicals, etc.) are limited.

Interlibrary Loan and Hold/Recall services, as well as remote access to our licensed databases are available to HSU staff.


In addition to presentations and poetry readings that are scheduled throughout the year, the HSU Library hosts annual events which faculty, staff, students, and alumni are invited to attend.

The annual HSU Authors Celebration honors HSU authors for their scholarship and creative work, including published articles, books, book chapters, special issues of journals, substantive encyclopedia entries, poetry, musical compositions, audio recordings, film/video recordings, and art exhibition catalogs. A bibliography  will be compiled annually. Any member of the Humboldt State University community, including authors themselves, may submit the names of faculty, staff, students, and alumni using this form.

The HSU Authors Hall, a circulating collection of books, CDs, and DVDs, is located in the Helen Everett Reading Room on the Library’s second floor. Copyright permitting, articles and other digital works may be added to Humboldt Digital Scholar.