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Library FAQs Re: COVID-19

All University Library due dates have extended to January 2021 for active SJSU and SJPL patrons. This includes books, media, and other library equipment. All due dates for loan items, including CSU+ loans, have been extended, and renewal requests will be automatically submitted for Interlibrary Loan books. 

Items returned close to the original August 31 due date will take a while to be checked in due to required quarantine periods. Overdue fines incurred during this time will be waived. If you have any questions, please contact

All laptops and other items on loan from SCS have a due date of August 31, 2020, at 5:00pm. Please keep the items until then. If you are leaving the area and want to return the laptop before then, please email to make arrangements to return any items.

For all laptop and technology needs, including webcams and hotspots, please contact SJSU's Instructional Resource Center. The library is unable to loan laptops or any equipment at this time.

Please visit the SCS site for more information. We will keep it updated with current information about access to these services:

The University Library will continue to provide access to digital materials, including media, ebooks, articles, hundreds of databases and more. Use OneSearch to find these online resources. You will need to log in with your student ID and SJSUOne password to access resources off campus. Contact us for help with accounts or access to electronic resources.

In addition, there are also resources outside of the library's subscriptions made available by publishers in response to the COVID-19 crisis. You will find these listed in the Vendor Sharing guide.

Articles, books, and videos in print format are not available. Ask us for help via email or chat if you have any questions.

Interlibrary Loan requests for electronic materials will be processed; however, requests for physical materials will be cancelled. CSU+ is suspended until further notice. Please contact a librarian for assistance with finding alternative electronic materials that meet your needs.

Of course! Librarians are available to chat with you from 9am to 7pm Monday thru Thursday, 9am to 5pm on Friday, and 1pm to 7pm on Saturday and Sunday.  Chat with a librarian now!

You can also work with a librarian via email or Zoom. Find the librarian for your subject area here:

The Student Technology Training Center is available for virtual consultations on a variety of software applications, including SPSS, Excel, and the Adobe Suite. Drop in or make an appointment with us.

Yes! Drop in to our Zoom session for virtual tutoring from 8pm to 12am, Sunday through Wednesday.

The Writing Center has canceled all in-person services for the Fall 2020 semester, but they are still available to assist you virtually through online tutoring sessions conducted through Zoom. Their online tutoring page provides all the details about online sessions; it also includes an informational video about online tutoring. Please refer to the Writing Center FAQs [PDF] for additional information about their current services.

Anyone using either the King_Library_WIFI or SJSU_Guest wireless networks can access the majority of SJSU databases. Notable exceptions are those that require an SJSU e-mail address for access: Safari Books, SciFinder, ICPSR, Ebook Central, Bloomberg Tax, RefWorks, and Pivot. You will need to be on campus or near the library to log in to these networks.

Read more about campus Wi-Fi networks at