About Our Collections
Electronic Resources |
Government Documents |
Music & Media |
Special Collections |
Guide to Collection Development
- Atlas Collection
- The Library maintains a small collection of less than 200 historical
and geographical atlases in a separate location on the 2nd
Floor of Library North. These atlases too tall or wide to be shelved
in the general book collection.
- Books Collection
is the designation given the Library's main circulating collection of over a million
books. These books are shelved in Library
of Congress call number order as shown below.
|A - H
|| Books that are
OVERSIZED (too tall
or wide) are shelved separately
on special bookshelf ranges located AT THE END
of regular call number ranges. There are oversized ranges
|J - QE
|QH - T
|U - Z
- Electronic Resources
- This is the Library's large and rapidly expanding collection of full-text online
electronic books and periodicals. Find our electronic
books by using the Library
Catalog Advanced Search tab and making sure that Materials
Type is set to eBooks. Find our full
text electronic journal articles by using our Library
Database page and
our Find Journals, Magazines, &
- The Library is designated depository
for print-based U.S. federal and California state government
publications; go here for
an overview of services and materials. Today,
most new Federal and State documents are available in electronic
format over the Internet. For more about this, see
Government Information Resources & Services .
to Collection Development
- Information about the Library collection development policy, how
to recommend new titles for the Library to acquire, and how to donate
materials to the Library.
- Juvenile Collection
- The Library maintains a very small collection of juvenile books
for children and young adults. This collection is located on
the 4th floor of Library Palmer
Wing. These books are classified in the Dewey
Decimal Classification System.
- Media Collections
- The Mullins Music
& Media Center, 3rd Floor
Library North, houses the library's music, video, and multimedia
collections. The music collection includes sound recordings (CDs and
L.P. Records) and printed music scores.
- Microforms Collections
- The Library's collection of journals and books in microform format
is in the process of being moved from Library
North, A-Level to Library
North, 3rd Floor.
- Periodicals Collection
- This is the Library's collection of more than 4,500 print-based
and newspapers, including approximately 1,500 current subscriptions.
All current and bound print periodicals are located on
Library North. Today, more than 80% of our periodicals are puchased and received in
electronic format accessible through
the Article Databases page and
our Find Journals, Magazines, &
- The Library's collection of print-format encyclopedias, dictionaries,
directories and other reference sources are located on
1st Floor, Library North, near the Reference
Desk. A significant portion of reference sources are now
purchased in electronic format, see
Online Reference Sources
for more information.
- Special Collections
- Special collections includes: rare, expensive, and/or
unusual Library materials; selected CSULA archives; and distinctive,
topical collections that enhance educational resources.
- Theses Collection
- The Library maintains a complete set of all Masters
by students who received their degree from CSULA. These theses are
located in a special room on the B-Level
of Library North and number over to 10,000 volumes.