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Welcome and General Information

Welcome to your CSN Library!

This page contains the most useful library resources for your class. If you have any questions, please contact us using the "Contact Your Librarians!" box on the right.

Chat with a Librarian

Continuity Plan FAQs

CSN Libraries is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all CSN students. Below you will find the most up to date information we have regarding responses to COVID-19, any plans for closures, and continuing your education online.

For general virus questions and steps to prevent illness, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

COVID-19 FAQ Updates

CSN Libraries is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all CSN students. We encourage you to contact the library if you have questions that are not answered here.

Are the library buildings still open?

The CSN library buildings are currently open and will remain operational unless there is a mandated closure from our administration. View current hours on our website.

What happens if my in-person class moves online?

If this is your first time taking an online course, see CSN's information about our online campus, including basic technical requirements, online support, and where you can go for help. If you don't have access to a computer at home, the library buildings are currently still open on each campus.

What if I have a library book out that's due back?

CSN Libraries understands that you may not be able to come to campus to return or renew a library book that is already out. We are extending all due dates for currently checked out items and overdue items. You will not be billed for an item that is not returned [this spring] due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns. Many library materials can be renewed online through your library account (MyCSN/Canvas login).

What do I do if I need a specific book/textbook/DVD that's not online?


Where is the best place to reach a librarian for help with an assignment?

CSN Libraries has multiple ways to contact a librarian online if you need help in your courses and are not on campus. Check out the contact links on this page, or visit our "Ask" page for more information. [Due to the potential move to online classes at CSN, our libraries are extending our chat hours to accommodate students as much as possible.]

What are your online chat hours?

CSN librarians are available to help you online using our chat box, from:

Monday-Thursday: 10am-10:30pm

Friday-Saturday: 10am-5pm

Sunday: 9am-11pm

Where can I get more information about how CSN is handling issues related to COVID-19?

CSN has set up a website for updates related to COVID-19 including prevention and treatment tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and important notes about traveling during this time. Communications to CSN students and staff are also posted at the bottom of the page for the latest information about what's happening locally.

Contact Your Librarians!


Contact Us

CSN Libraries Chat Hours
Monday to Thursday: 10am - 10:30pm
Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 9pm - 11pm

You can also contact the library by phone, email, text, and more