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Library Extended Hours

DATE: Wed, 03 Dec 2014

The Library is open for extended hours from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. beginning Monday, Dec 1st through Thursday, Dec 18th. The Library Cafe is open 24 hours. Not all services will be available at all times, so check the Hours page for details.

Read for fun @CSUMB Library

DATE: Tue, 25 Nov 2014

Great Gatsby book coverThe CSUMB Library's Recreational Reading page makes it easy to browse for a good book to read.

Whether you prefer adventure, romance, humor, or fantasy, you're sure to find something to enjoy.

Read for fun @CSUMB Library

Try a research guide

DATE: Thu, 23 Oct 2014

student using computerLooking for sources for a research project? Try clicking Start Your Research on the library homepage. We have many subject-specific guides that will point you toward books in our library, key databases and journal titles, web sites, and more. You will also see the contact information for the librarian subject specialist in that area. Ask us a question, or let us know if there’s a resource you think should be included! You can choose guides by subject (Cultural Studies, for example), or you can click on a course code, such as SBS, to see a list of guides that are relevant to research in that area.

Banned Books Week 2014

DATE: Fri, 12 Sep 2014

The 2014 celebration of Banned Books Week will be held from September 21 through September 27. This year’s celebration of the freedom to read will emphasize a thematic focus on comics and graphic novels. This year’s Banned Books Week will illuminate this still misunderstood form of storytelling and will celebrate the value of graphic novels to readers from all walks of life. For more information about banned comics and graphic novels explore the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund website which includes a sample list of banned comics.

According to the, More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982. There were 307 challenges reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom in 2013, and many more go unreported. Find out if your favorite book has been banned or challenged by exploring the top ten lists of the 21st century.

Interested in participating in Banned Books Week, but don't know how? Consider joining many celebrities, libraries and bookstores across the country in the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out!

For the fourth year in a row, readers from across the country and around the world will be able to participate virtually during Banned Books Week, Sept. 21 – 27, 2014. Participants may proclaim the importance of the freedom to read by posting videos that will be featured on a dedicated Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out YouTube channel.

More from the American Library Association on Banned Books Week

Watch a creative TAT class video about banned books shot in CSUMB Library!

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