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Planned Maintenance Window Impacting OneSearch

OneSearch will be undergoing maintenance between the hours of 10 p.m., Sunday, March 29, and 2 a.m., Monday, March 30. During these times OneSearch may be unresponsive or may not reveal correct availability of our resources. For more accurate results, please consider using specific databases during the maintenance window. We apologize for the inconvenience.

COVID-19 Continuity Library Resources

Library Services

The library is open for essential service only. To ensure social distancing, patrons may not study or research in the library building at this time. Services available include DISCOVERe, Center for Faculty Excellence, Services for Students with Disabilities, and essential circulation only. Students are expected to maintain social distancing while in the building.

Henry Madden Library has adjusted hours: see library hours here. Limited library services are available. To access the Research Help desk, please call (559) 278-2174 or click here to be connected to online chat reference.For more details about the campus efforts, please visit the Fresno State COVID-19 page here.

Faculty & Students

Remote Resources

These remote services will continue to be offered daily;

Fresno State COVID-19 Survival Guide

Resources & information to help Fresno State students and employees navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

On-demand research help from a librarian

Fresno State librarians are available 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday, via our QuestionPoint chat , no appointments necessary. At all other times, QuestionPoint chat staffing will be provided by partner libraries.

Instruction delivered via Zoom

To schedule library instruction for your class, please contact your subject librarian directly.

Research appointments via Zoom

To schedule an appointment for in-depth research help, please contact your subject librarian directly.

Email reference services

We are happy to answer brief questions or simple research inquiries by email.  For more in-depth questions, please make an appointment with a subject librarian for a phone or Zoom conversation.

Overdue Materials

All material due dates have been adjusted to April 20, 2020, please check your account to confirm. This includes all materials from Tech Lending. If your account is still listing material as overdue, please contact us here.

DVD Conversion to Digital for Faculty (Suspended)

This service is temporarily unavailable starting Monday 3/30/20. Please contact Terry Lewis if you have any questions.

Online Materials Request

Submit an online materials request for resources that you need for your courses. Our librarians will research availability and provide you with digital options.

24/7 Resources

These 24/7 resources will continue to be available:

Library Do It Yourself (DIY) tool

Get answers to some of the most frequently asked library and research questions. 

Information literacy modules and tutorials

Tutorials to help you learn how to find, use, and evaluate resources to use in your research.  Students may self-enroll in our Information Literacy Canvas course to earn badges as evidence of completing modules. Instructors may also assign these modules to their students.   

Research Guides

Subject guides, class guides, research assistance, and other useful resources compiled by your librarians.

Chat Reference Services

The Henry Madden Library is one of many libraries across the U.S. that staffs the QuestionPoint 24/7 Chat Reference Service. This service is ideal for research questions and general information.

E-Resources (books, journals, other databases)

All of our electronic resources will be available in the event of a closure.  Search our resources using OneSearch.

Interlibrary Loan Services (Limited)

Due to the closure of many of our partner libraries, all requests for books and other physical items will be canceled at this time. Please hold your ILL requests until further notice. We are currently processing requests for articles only. However, this may change as new developments become available. Please allow additional time to receive these items. In the event of a shutdown, all ILL services will stop until further notice.

Streaming resources

All of our streaming media resources will be available in the event of a closure.  

Community Users

The library is closed to community users, including University High School students, until further notice. Please review the the President's update here. Community users will be unable to access resources until the library reopens. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience. Online chat reference and email services will continue to be available to community users.   .