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Unified Library Management System (ULMS): Home

On June 14​,​ 2017, the Walter W. Stiern Library, along with the other 22 CSU campus libraries, will switch to a new library management system. This will include changes to circulation, accounts, resource sharing, access to books and articles and more. This new Unified Library Management System (ULMS) will allow the entire CSU system to better collaborate and share resources. The staff and faculty at the Walter W. Stiern Library are hard at work to ensure that this transition is as seamless as possible.​​​

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As users of the library, here are some changes you can expect as a result of this transition:

  • The current library catalog, course reserves, and articles search system will be replaced with a new modern discovery system​, ​OneSearch,​ that will ​improve access to our electronic and print resources.
  • OneSearch​ will be shared across all 23 campuses, allowing users to find materials that are available across institutions.
  • CSUB students, faculty and staff will be able to request library materials from any CSU library. This CSU resource sharing system​, CSU+,​ will give users access to a larger collection of academic materials. ​Requested ​items will arrive in two to five business days.
  • CSUB students, faculty and staff will have “visiting patron” privileges at all CSU libraries and will be able to check out materials with their student or employee ID.
  • Loan periods for most items will be extended.

The following will ​NOT be affected by the new system:

  • Databases - You will still be able to use your favorite electronic databases.
  • Print and e-book collections – There will be no changes to our print and e-book collections.


Training opportunities for Faculty and Students: learn more about searching within the new system. Sessions should take less than an hour.


  • Friday, September 8, 2017 at 10:00 AM

  • Friday, September 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM


  • Walter Stiern Library, Room 202 (second floor)

Register OneSearch

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will there be any downtime as a result of this system transition? ​ ​
    • Online renewals will be unavailable June 7 to 14. Contact the Check Out Desk to request renewals at 661-654-3172.
  • How will this new system affect how I find library materials?
    • The process for finding library materials will be largely unaffected. ​OneSearch ​will function in much the same wa​y​ as our current system, but ​with improved functionality.
  • What about databases I use for my research?
    • The new system will have no effect on library databases. You will still be able to access all the library's electronic resources throughout the transition.