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Political Science

Finding Books @ the Library


Use OneSearch on the library homepage to search the library's books collection, and to search and request items from other libraries through CSU+. For more information and tips, please visit the library's guide to using OneSearch

Materials at other Libraries

Didn't find an item you were looking for? Chances are we can still get it from another library for free!

The Henry Madden Library offers two options for requesting materials:

CSU+ 

  • Find and request books and media from all 23 CSU libraries. 
  • Materials arrive in 2-4 business days
  • Most books have 60 day lending periods, no renewals. Media items (DVD's, audio CD's, etc.) usually 30 days, no renewals
  • Select the CSU+ Books and Media collection in Onesearch to find and request materials

Interlibrary Loan

  • Request articles and books not in CSU+ (not textbooks) through interlibrary loan
  • Books typically arrive in 7-10 business days, articles in 2-3 business days
  • Loan period for books varies, as is set by lending library. Articles arrive in PDF format and are accessible for 30 days
  • To request an item, log into your interlibrary loan account, and fill out a new request form