Summer Quarter Hours 2016

Beginning Wednesday June 22, the library’s hours are:

  • Monday-Thursday 8 AM – 10 PM
  • Friday-Sunday CLOSED

We have two holiday closures:

  • Monday, July 4, for Independence Day.
  • Monday, Sept. 5, for Labor Day.
Posted in Hours & Closures

June 6th: Last Library Research for Freshmen Workshop!

If you haven’t yet had a chance to catch a Library Research for Freshmen workshop, fear not! Join us on Monday, June 6th, from 4:00 – 4:50 in Pfau Library, room PL-2005.

There will be snacks!

For a workshop description and to sign up, register now on our workshop calendar.


Posted in Workshops

Media Reviews: Blackfish

Movie Reviews: North By North LesBlackfish

Four-and-a-half stars.



2013, 83 mins., directed and written by Gabriela Cowperthwaite.

This is the controversial documentary that tells the story of Tilikum, a killer whale, or orca (called “blackfish” in Native American lore). Held in captivity for years at amusement parks, Tilikum was responsible for the deaths of three trainers. The film interviews four former SeaWorld trainers, covering their initial enthusiasm, and eventual disillusionment with the parks and their practices. Footage of orcas used for entertainment is shown, as well as some of the incidents involving trainers. A very disturbing film that makes one question the ethics of man confining in limited spaces these beautiful (but deadly) social creatures for the sake of profit. Side note: Upon the release of the film, SeaWorld took the unusual step of hiring a publicist as well as maintaining a web site to refute what is presented in the film. Highly recommended.  See the record for Blackfish.

Les Kong, Coordinator of the Library Multi Media Center (PL-5005), and longtime Alfred Hitchcock fan, reviews movies from the library’s collection. The opinions expressed are his alone.

Posted in Media Reviews

Free Summer Movie Series

Summer Movie 2016_RegularThe John M. Pfau Library presents:

FREE Summer Movie Series

ALL screenings start at 8 p.m.*

Bring a blanket and a friend, and enjoy these great shows!

FREE parking available in lots D & C

South Library Lawn: 5500 University Pkwy



Use #CSUSBLibSummerMovies for all event posts and pictures!


July 7: The Jungle Book

July 14: Batman v. Superman (Dress as your favorite superhero!)

July 21: Barbershop

July 28:  Allegiant

August 4: The Angry Birds (Dress as your favorite angry bird!)

August 11: Captain America Civil War (Dress as your favorite superhero!)

August 18: Alice Through the Looking Glass (Tea party theme!)

Library Book Sales $1

Blankets only in the area nearest the screen; chairs permitted in the area beyond the walkway.

Family First Catering and Party Rental, will have available for purchase tacos, nachos, hot dogs, snow cones, quesadillas, drinks, and so much more.

EOP Alumni will be selling Jamba Juice smoothies and candy, to support EOP book awards.


Sponsors:  Alumni Relations, ASI and CFS

If you have questions or would like to know more about the upcoming event, please contact Program Coordinator: Iwona Contreras at (909) 537-3447 or

Posted in Community Events, Events, Movie Screenings

Upcoming Workshop: Queer Digital Histories

Digitization of archival materials has allowed us to access and listen to a variety of voices that have been marginalized throughout history. Attendees will leave with a number of tools for conducting research related to LGBTQ history — discover oral histories, videos, photographs, papers, ephemera, and more!

Thursday, May 26th, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Pfau Library, room PL-4005

Space is limited! Register for Queer Digital Histories now on our workshop calendar.

Posted in Workshops

The Scholarly Conversation? What?

The scholarly conversation: it’s how researchers study, analyze, debate, and make knowledge. It’s a giant web of intricate interactions, and if you understand how it works, the whole research process will make more sense. Join us at this workshop and discover a different world.

Wednesday, May 18th, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Pfau Library, room PL-2005

Register for The scholarly conversation now on our workshop calendar. We hope to see you there!

Posted in Workshops

Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month on hoopla!

Asian Pacific movies, music, ebooks, comics, and more on hoopla!

Posted in Miscellaneous

Library Research for Freshmen Workshop

Meant for those new to CSUSB, or for those who could simply use a refresher, this workshop provides an introduction to research through John M. Pfau Library. Students will gain a better understanding of why it’s necessary to use the deep web for college-level research, practice locating scholarly articles and books, and identify how to get research help.

Tuesday, May 10th, noon – 12:50 pm

Pfau Library, room PL-2005

There will be snacks! Register for Library Research for Freshmen now on our workshop calendar.

Posted in Workshops

Last Zotero Workshop of the Quarter! Don’t Miss It!

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In this workshop, learn to cite and manage multiple sources with ease using Zotero, a free citation management plug-in that helps make the writing process smoother and more enjoyable. With Zotero, you can easily import and export citations to use in your text and bibliography, freeing you to concentrate on content. Zotero also lets you save valuable full-text sources as you find them, saving you time during the research process.

Monday, May 9th, 3:00 – 4:30 pm

All workshops are held in Pfau Library, room PL-2005. Register for Zotero Workshop now on our workshop calendar.

Posted in Workshops

Remembering Prince: music on Hoopla

Remembering Prince 1958-2016 hoopla

The music of Prince is available to CSUSB students via Hoopla!

Don’t know about Hoopla? Check out our Hoopla Library Guide.

Posted in Databases
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