Library Resources for Students
Pfau offers accessibility resources for students that need proper accommodations for their learning.
Students can attend online instructional workshops about accessing articles online, finding ebooks, using online primary sources and much more.
Ask A Librarian Virtual Chat
Students can contact librarians through virtual chat services scheduled during regular operational hours. Additionally, there is a 24-hour Ask A Librarian (non-CSUSB librarians) chat service through Live Online Reference.
Students can schedule 30-minute research appointment times with librarians specialized in diverse subject areas. Students can also contact departmental librarians liaisons for assistance with complex projects. Students will select a desired staff member (or select no preference), choose a date, and select a meeting time, to book an appointment.
Students can search for resources, research assistance, topic, subject areas, etc., through compiled guides created by CSUSB librarians, such as: Citation Styles, Free Software for Student Success, Affordable Learning Solutions, Coronavirus Resources, and more.
Library Loans (ILLIAD)
Students can request articles, books, media through Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) that are not available through Pfau. Only articles and book chapter requests are being processed at this time, not physical materials.
To submit a request, students must first log in to their MyCoyote account before accessing the ILLiad portal. The ILLiad portal can be found on the library’s home page under Quick Links, Request Interlibrary Loan.
Upon entry to ILLiad, on the panel located on the left, select the option for “New Request.”
Students are required to provide the necessary information (denoted by a red asterisk) for the item request, such as journal title and article title. Additionally, information such as volume, issue number or designation, month, year, etc. may also be provided as well.
Ex. Book Chapter Request form
Once submitted, students will be redirected to a page describing the status of their “Outstanding Requests.”
Students may also view “Electronically Received Articles,” “Cancelled Requests,” and more within the “View” navigation panel featured on the left of the ILLiad webpage.
Pfau has a detailed instructional library guide about accessing Ebooks in addition to a video walk-through.
Course Reserve Scan Request
Pfau has limited capacity to scan up to two chapters of physical books on reserve. Please fill out the scan request. Course Reserve Scan Request