Library News


Maya Angelou, 1928-2014

DATE: Tue, 10 Jun 2014

“Dr. Maya Angelou [was] one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. Hailed as a global renaissance woman, Dr. Angelou [was] a celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist." (source:

Learn more about Maya Angelou from her website

Read Maya Angelou’s obituary in the New York Times

Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. New York : Bantam Books: 1971. Insert a description of the image here.
Insert a description of the image here. Angelou, Maya, Diego Rivera, and Linda Sunshine. Still I Rise. New York: Random House, 2001.
Angelou, Maya. Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now. New York: Random House, 1993. book cover
Insert a description of the image here. Angelou, Maya. The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou. New York: Random House, 1994.
Angelou, Maya. On the Pulse of Morning. New York: Random House, 1993.
Insert a description of the image here. Angelou, Maya. Even the Stars Look Lonesome. New York: Random House, 1997.

See the library's complete holdings of works by and about Maya Angelou

Summer hours at the library

DATE: Mon, 19 May 2014

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Our summer hours began May 17th and end August 24, the day before Fall semester classes begin. The hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are closed Saturday and Sunday. We will also be closed on May 26th for Memorial Day and July 4th for Independence Day. Librarians are available on call. Please ask at the circulation desk, should you need assistance. 

Try a research guide

DATE: Thu, 22 Aug 2013

Looking 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 and others, key databases and journal titles, web sites, and more. Lists of new books and DVDs in that area, and tables of contents of most recent issues of key journals, are updated automatically. 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.

Read for fun @CSUMB Library

DATE: Tue, 18 Dec 2012

great gatsby book cover

The 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

Nobel Literature Prize goes to Mo Yan

DATE: Fri, 30 Nov 2012

On December 10, Chinese writer Mo Yan will be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature at a ceremony in Stockholm. Born into a farming family in 1955, Guan Moye was a talkative child, and admonitions by his mother to speak less, or risk getting into political trouble, resulted in his pen name, Mo Yan, meaning "Don't Speak." His novels include elements of magical realism and have been compared to the work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Read more about Mo Yan and the Nobel Prize in Literature in the New York Times.

The following books by Mo Yan can be checked out at the CSUMB Library.

Read for fun @CSUMB Library

Mo, Y. (2012). Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out : A Novel. New York: Arcade Pub. Insert a description of the image here.
Insert a description of the image here. Mo, Y. (2010). Change. London: Seagull.
Mo, Y. (1995). The Garlic Ballads. New York: Viking. Insert a description of the image here.
book cover Mo, Y. (1994). Red Sorghum: A Novel of China. New York: Penguin Books.

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.