If you would like to contact the Palm Desert Campus library staff, please send an email: PDClibrary@csusb.edu
PDC students may access all the online resources of the John M. Pfau Library.
Research Support and Instruction:
The PDC Librarian is available to help students with their research and other library-related questions. If you would like to make an appointment for either in-person or online assistance, please email the PDC librarian, Risa Lumley at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Laptops, iPads and Multimedia Equipment:
Laptops and iPads are available to be checked out for a semester on a first come, first served basis at the PDC Library. Checkout times are during normal library hours beginning one week prior to the start of each semester.
Multimedia equipment such as cameras are available for short-term loans of three days at a time.
Print Library Materials:
The PDC Library has a circulating collection of books in the Helene A. Hixon Information Center, along with a collection of reserve textbooks. In addition, faculty, students and staff at PDC may request items from the Pfau Library via Intralibrary Loan, or from other libraries via Interlibrary Loan.
Intralibrary Loan (Book Delivery):
Students, faculty and staff at PDC may request items physically located in the Pfau Library to be sent to PDC. Requests should be made via the library’s OneSearch interface. You may request to pick up the item
either from the Palm Desert Campus Library or from the PDC Library Lockers. Lockers are located outside the HS Building at PDC and allow for item pick-up even when the library is closed.
Interlibrary Loan Services:
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) provides students, faculty, and staff access to books, book chapters, articles, and other items that are not available from the CSUSB libraries (Pfau and PDC). Digital copies of articles and book chapters usually arrive within 48 hours while physical books and other physical materials can take longer. This service is free for current CSUSB students, faculty, and staff.
You may request to pick up physical items either from the Palm Desert Campus Library or from the PDC Library Lockers. Lockers are located outside the HS Building at PDC and allow for item pick-up even when the library is closed. Check our Library Guide about Using Interlibrary Loan for step-by-step instructions. Read our ILL FAQ for more details.
For more guidance, consult with a librarian in person at the Research Assistance Desk or online through our Ask a Librarian service.
Contact the Interlibrary Loan Office at (909) 537-5093 or email@example.com
Copyright Law Compliance
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research". If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use,"
that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
- Books may be returned in the library book return box located outside the Palm Desert Health Sciences building.
- Items checked out from either the San Bernardino campus or the Palm Desert campus may be returned at PDC.
- For materials that cannot be returned in the book return, such as laptops, please contact PDC library staff.