The California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) Antelope Valley (AV) Library is the branch library located on site at the Antelope Valley Campus of CSUB in Lancaster California! This campus library happily serves all CSUB AV students, staff, and faculty!
CSUB Antelope Valley Library is located at the AV Campus in Room 501. This library provides students with access to a librarian while at the same time improving efficiency and efficacy of the CSUB library and its staff in its work with AV students and faculty by providing access to the library at the point of need.
This service does not happen at the CSUB library. Instead, the CSUB library comes to the AV campus for a residency experience.
The distance of the CSUB AV library from the CSUB campus library is more than 90 miles and can be an impediment to use of library services. There are students & faculty across programs that never use the library because they are unable to make it to the CSUB Library.
Additionally, many programs at the AV campus are location specific to AV and should not require students to make a lengthy drive for students to do research. The CSUB AV Campus Library solves this problem by making most library resources available to students immediately or within a relatively short amount of time.
Currently, the library is offering virtual help exclusively as the physical site is closed due to the Covid-19. The CSUB AV librarian answers reference questions, provides help in the computer lab, offers instruction, and covers circulation and student account assistance.
There is only one librarian on duty, located in room 502 necessarily limiting availability of hands on help as well as timely user access to a librarian. However, there is assistance available via email and telephone from our Subject Specialist Librarians and through 24/7 chat reference on our Library's home page.
Many online resources will require a login from off-campus. Simply enter your CSUB username and password when you see are asked to login. If you have questions concerning your CSUB account, please consult the IT Support Center.
For support on searching One Search and requesting books and articles to be delivered to you, please view the Using OneSearch Guide.
Frequently Asked Questions
CSUB ANTELOPE VALLEY LIBRARY RESOURCES
How do I request books or articles through Resource Sharing?
To update your information?
Go to Resource Sharing, enter your CSUB ID information, and click . Once in your account, scroll down to Change User Information; under tools, on the left side of the screen, and update your delivery location to reflect your current address and contact information.
To request a book or article?
Go to Resource Sharing enter your MyCSUB information and click . Once in your account, scroll down to Article or Book, enter the information requested about your book or article, and click submit.
Where do I pick up books?
Books would generally be sent to the Library Resource Center in the 501 building of the CSUB AV Campus. However, at this time we are working out a way for students to receive books and articles with less personal contact.
How are articles or digitized book chapters sent to me?
Articles and digitized book chapters are made available electronically through your Resource Sharing account. Go to Resource Sharing, enter your MyCSUB information, and click , then click Electronically Received Articles under View to access your articles or book chapters.
How long can I keep books?
Books from the Stiern Library check out for sixteen weeks.
Books received by CSUB AV students through Interlibrary Loan have the checkout date set by the lending institution. Renewal may or may not be allowed and should be requested through your Resource Sharing account.
How can books be renewed?
Stiern Library books are not renewable but do check out for 16 weeks at a time.
What are the overdue charges?
Currently, there are no overdue charges for books.
For more information, contact:
CSUB AV – Room 502