Library Closed 7/4 – 7/8

The library will be closed Wednesday, July 4th and Thursday, July 5th for the holiday.  During the summer, we are normally closed on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  We will reopen on Monday, July 9th.

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Summer Hours

Summer session has begun!

This summer, the Pfau Library will be open from 8 am – 10 pm Monday through Thursday. Please note that the campus is closed Friday – Sunday.

You can always check our hours online.

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The Miraculous Existence of Libraries

It’s easy for the old brick-and-mortar public and academic libraries to be forgotten in the glare of Google, Wikipedia, Netflix, Spotify and Flipboard. But a 2016 study by the Pew Research Center and the ALA’s 2017 State of the Libraries Report both seem to indicate the endurance of libraries.

Source: The Miraculous Existence of Libraries – Intellectual Freedom Blog

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Yotie Talk June 7th in the Library!

The Pfau Library and the University Diversity Committee Present:

Exploring Race and Class in the #MeToo Movement


Dr. Mary Texeira

Thursday, June 7, 2018

2:00 – 3:00 PM, PL-5005

Dr. Mary Texeira earned her doctorate in sociology from the University of California, Riverside. Her dissertation explored the experiences of sexual harassment among women law enforcement officers. She has taught introductory sociology, critical thinking, and classes on race and gender at CSUSB since 1994. She is a past recipient of the Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching. She serves on the executive board of Option House, Inc., a family violence prevention shelter serving the Inland Empire for over 30 years.

For more information, contact Robie Madrigal, Pfau Library, at or (909) 537-5104.

Posted in Community Events, Events, Lectures & Presentations

Construction Detour 6/5 – 6/8

The new Starbucks project located within the Pfau Library is making progress and nearing completion. In order to perform new work, it is necessary to close a south-east section of the Library deck beginning on Tuesday, June 5 through Friday, June 8. To facilitate the work the main entrance doors to the Pfau Library will be closed, the doors currently not active will be opened for building access. Pedestrian access will remain open around the construction closure areas. Pedestrians traveling around the south-east area of the Library deck will have full access around the deck, the ADA ramp, and to building entrances.

Map of detour around construction.

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The Great American Read!

THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is an eight-part PBS series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey). It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience.

Below is the list of America’s 100 most-loved books brought to you by The Great American Read. Explore the book list and visit the book pages to learn more. You can also print a checklist of the books

Read the 100 List

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We Will be Closed May 26-28 for Memorial Day Weekend!

Here is the link to our Library Guide, Do Your Research From Home.

Photo of an eagle, flying.

Posted in Hours & Closures, Library Services

Basic Strategies for Fact-Checking the Web

Feeling overwhelmed by the abundance of information (and misinformation) on the Web? Learn three basic web literacy skills: how to check for previous work, how to go upstream, and how to read laterally.

Thursday, May 24th

12:00 – 12:30 pm

PL-2005 (Library Instruction Lab)

Register now on our workshop calendar. Hope to see you there!

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More APA, Chicago, & MLA Workshops

Join us for our APA Autobahn, Chicago Speedway, and MLA Whirlwind workshops!

Need some help with the ins and outs of APA, Chicago, or MLA citation styles? These short, 30-minute workshops are jam-packed with useful information! All workshops are held in the Pfau Library, room 2005 (library instruction lab).

May 15-17, 21-23

Andrius Burlega, CC BY-SA 3.0

Learn more about each workshop (including specific times) and register now on our workshop calendar.

Can’t make it? Check out our various online Citing & Writing guides. Questions? Contact Lisa Bartle at

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Summer Movie Night 2018 Schedule

The John M. Pfau Library Presents: Free Summer Movie Night Series

The John M. Pfau Library is pleased to announce its summer movie night lineup:

June 28:   Justice League;

July 12:    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle;

July 26:    Wonder Woman;

August 9:  Coco; and

August 23: Black Panther.

Everyone is invited and welcome to participate in these free movie screenings.

All films start at approximately 8 p.m.

Bring a blanket, family members, and friends, and enjoy the entertainment.

2018 Summer Movie Series poster (PDF)

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