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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.

Course Reserves

The Course Reserves Collection includes eBooks and accessible scans of textbook chapters (produced by the Accessibility Resource Center). The ARC can typically scan 10-15% of a textbook within seven business days. ARC textbook chapter scans will be uploaded to Canvas course modules, upon instructor request.

Display Cases

Due to COVID-19 and the campus' and library's closures, display cases are not available for Fall 2021.

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

Interlibrary Loan, or ILL, is a means for you to get access to library materials! We get items from libraries around the world that can't be found at HSU Library or are currently not available at the HSU Library. Place a request and we will acquire the materials from any library that is able to lend it. It is a free service available to current students, faculty, and staff.

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.