During the past few months, the campus has been working to make adjustments so that students, staff, and faculty can maintain social distancing. In an effort to provide you physical books during these times, we now have contactless book pickup available starting 7/13/20. Our hours for contactless pickup are Monday-Friday, from 8am-5pm.
Please follow these 4 steps to ensure that the process is as safe and smooth as possible:
Your books will be placed outside the door for you upon arrival.
Use the Find Books search (below) to locate books and other items in the Pollak Library, other CSU libraries, and libraries worldwide.
How to check out books:
Pollak Library has over 400,000 eBooks!
Simply search for a book using OneSearch and ebooks will be included in your results.
Example of an ebook result:
Access eBooks by clicking Online Access. If you are off-campus, you will have to log in with your Titan username and password.
Register with the ILLiad system to request, track, and receive library materials. As a CSUF distance education student, the library will provide free delivery of articles or books that we own but are not available electronically, or that we don’t own and must get via interlibrary loan.
Books are delivered for free to your mailing address, but you are responsible for paying for postage to return books by their due date. Articles are sent electronically to your ILLiad account and are yours to keep.
How to use ILLiad:
b. Log in with your campus portal username and password. If you are using ILLiad for the first time, you'll have to set up a new account.
c. In the online profile form, be sure to include your correct email and mailing address (only distance education students are eligible for home delivery).
d. Select MSIDT: Distance Education as your department.
e. Pick-up Location = Distance Education only (or Fullerton campus—Pollak Library if you live in the area and prefer to come into campus).
f. Once you are registered, you may submit your requests. As a graduate student you are entitled to 15 active requests at a time. Be sure to plan ahead - most requests are filled within six days or less but some can take longer.
If you have questions about Interlibrary Loan, ILLiad, or about materials that you've requested, please contact: