Q. How can I search nearby public libraries or university libraries' collections?
You can use WorldCat to search other libraries for books. If you access WorldCat from the CSUDH Library home page it will automatically link to the Library and you can see if CSUDH owns the book, or request it be sent to us for you to borrow using Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad). For more information view this page on Interlibrary Loan
In some cases going directly to your local public library or another university may be quicker then using ILL. It is a good idea to call the library first to make sure they have to book available, and see if they can put it on hold for you. CSUDH students have borrowing privileges at all other CSU libraries such as Long Beach, Fullerton, Los Angeles, and Northridge.