Library Administration Office

Dean's Welcome

From the moment you enter the Library or website, endless opportunities open up before you. The Cal Poly Humboldt Library’s mission is to connect people and ideas.  Whether you are looking for a letter written decades ago, data about communities or the environment, or the latest research in your field of study, we are very proud to provide access to millions of articles, books, and other resources, and to research services such as access to librarians 24/7, research instruction, and subject guides. Add the collaborative or quiet learning spaces, the whiteboards and computers, cultural and educational programs, and you see how the library fosters connections to empower your creativity, curiosity, growth, learning, research, and scholarship. In addition, Humboldt Digital Scholar provides a showcase of content created by our community, and this fall, we are launching The Press at Cal Poly Humboldt to advance the open exchange of information.

We are committed to providing services and resources to support teaching, learning, research, and creativity for students, faculty, staff, and community members. At the Cal Poly Humboldt Library, be inspired to learn with quality experiences. Be at the intersection of perspectives. Be engaged in open conversations among disciplines, differing ideas, hearing historical voices, and sharing your voice. Be innovative, explore and improve the world. Library expertise and resources are here to help inform, connect, and transform the lives of the people in our community.

At the Library, we are continually improving library programs, resources, and services. Recently, we began purchasing the top tier of expensive textbooks to make college more affordable. We have added 60 whiteboards to improve study collaborations and created paid internships in Special Collections and Scholarly Communications. This fall, we are piloting new types of furniture to improve the learning environment. We are also beginning to circulate laptops and calculators.

We always welcome feedback and suggestions, contact or drop by our Research Help Desk.

We look forward to seeing you, and wish you well on your intellectual and creative journeys.


Cyril Oberlander, Dean
Cal Poly Humboldt Library