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University Library

Resources for Online and Distance Students

Taking an online class? Learn about how the library can help you succeed.

Materials checked out are due May 22, 2020

If you borrowed a book, laptop, DVD, or other item from the library, we've extended the due date of the item til the end of the term.

You can check due dates and renew items in My Library Account, available in the Online Services Portal.My Library Account Icon

If you have questions about item due dates, please don't hesitate to contact us.

How do I find library resources?

Image result for studying You will need:

  • valid Seawolf credentials

If you don't have valid Seawolf credentials (or don't know if you have one), contact  SSU's Information Technology help desk.

Search the Library's resources from the Library homepage, and enter your
Seawolf ID and password if prompted. You will have access to our full-text resources, including e-books, streaming video, and e-journals.


Search for online resources

Use OneSearch to find ebooks, journal articles, streaming media, and other online resources. Search for digital materials in OneSearch by applying the search filter "Available Online from SSU".







Search for subject-specific resources

Library databases offer access to full-text articles, ebooks, videos, and more. Limit by ‘Subject’ to find the best library databases for your research.


Borrow a Laptop

Visit the Info/Checkout desk today to borrow a Macbook to help you complete online coursework from home. Loan periods for laptops are extended through the end of the term.

Connect to the Internet

The university remains open even though classes are being delivered remotely. If you have a laptop, you will still be able to come to campus during the day and use the wifi provided by the university. Additionally, many internet providers are committing to providing free internet to users during these circumstances:

  • Sonic: During the COVID-19 outbreak, Sonic is offering three months of free internet access and unlimited nationwide home telephone service to households with K-12, college students, or senior citizens 60 or older.
  • Charter: Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps.
Interlibrary Loan

 Interlibrary Loan service allows you to borrow materials from other libraries. Create an account (using your Seawolf ID and password), log in, and submit your requests for books, articles, chapters, and more. Articles and chapters will be received electronically, usually within 24 hours.

Learn more about how to use our interlibrary loan service by watching the short video below:

Concerning Accessibility

The Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) is the CSU commitment to providing access to information resources and technologies for students and the university's public with disabilities (physical, sensory, cognitive, learning). When you are off-campus, please send questions to our Need Help email form or Help 24/7 online chat service.

Subject-specific research guides are also available.

Contact the IT Help Desk (707) 664-HELP (664-4357) or for assistance with your personal computing needs.