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High School Research Guide

Tools geared towards grades 9-12.

Using the SSU Library

Using the library: Students and Teachers  Caxton's Printing Press

Books & Media

If you're not a student, faculty, or staff member of Sonoma State University you can borrow items from the library through our Community Borrowers program. Community borrowers can check out books and media from our circulating collections for up to 28 days.

Community Borrowers must be at least 18 years old, children may use their parents' Community Borrowers card with a signed permission form. See the Information for visitors link below for details.

Permission Form PDF

Accessing Databases

Visitors to the library can use the Quick Search computer stations to access the library's databases. There is no remote (off campus)  access to library databases for visitors or Community Borrowers.

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Search OneSearch for books, media, articles, primary sources, newspapers, journals, and more. Selecting CSU+ will allow you to search across all CSU libraries and request items we don't have.