Library News


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!

NBC Learn Higher Ed comes to CSUMB

DATE: Wed, 10 Sep 2014

The CSU system has subscribed to a new resource created by NBC. It is a collection of more than 15,000 videos, primary source videos, newsreels, documents, and images that can be used for research, projects, and in classroom and online teaching.

You can explore NBC Learn by visiting their website. Or, you can conduct a keyword search in the books and articles search from the library homepage, then limit results on the Articles tab to Streaming Video to see NBC Learn resources on specific topics.

New here? Have questions?

DATE: Fri, 22 Aug 2014

Welcome to CSUMB. Or welcome back. The Library wants to invite you to take a look at our New Student FAQ. Those of you new to campus and even those of you not so new will find answers to questions commonly asked at the beginning of a new academic year.

Of course, you can also use MyCSUMB as a portal to many of the services provided for you by the campus. You can customize your Dashboard in MyCSUMB to show your class schedule, your Otter Card balance, your print balance, an iLearn widget and more.

Welcome, international students!

DATE: Fri, 22 Aug 2014

The Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library welcomes all of the new international students who will be attending CSUMB this semester! The librarians and library staff are here to help you. We have created a library resource guide to introduce you to library collections, services, and other important research and library-related information. We hope that you will find the guide useful and that you have an enjoyable experience using our library.

Fort Ord Historical Images Online

DATE: Thu, 27 Oct 2011

Atomic Age GIThis Veterans Day and beyond, see the people and places of Fort Ord as it existed in the 20th century, from 1915 to 1995.  Through a grant from the California State Library, the CSUMB Library has digitized images that  focus on the role of  Fort Ord as a training facility, beginning in World War I and continuing until the closure of the base.

Digitized images include photographs, postcards and documents that show soldiers in training and the base environment.

Mural from old Fort Ord Building

One set of images, by photographer Dennis Sun, depicts the variety of murals that once covered the buildings of Fort Ord.

This collection of Fort Ord Historical Images is now available on the Online Archive of California.  For more information, contact Janie Silveria,

Try our self-check stations

DATE: Wed, 19 Jan 2011

image of RFID chipLibrary books are equipped with radio frequency identification tags. This means that you can use the self-check station located near the elevators on the first floor to check your books out! Self-check is quick, unmediated, and you get a personalized receipt reminding you of when materials are due back.

Check out our new items

DATE: Sun, 24 Oct 2010

rss person logoWant to receive updates for new items added to the library’s collection in your area(s) of interest? If so, click here to be directed to our New Items page. You can subscribe to RSS feeds by subject, or view a list of everything we’ve added in the past 1, 2, 3, or 4 months.