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Library Virtual Services

Important Update: As of August 9, 2021 the library is no longer in a limited services mode and all services operating as normal. The virtual services below are also still in operation should our community need remote assistance.

Remote Resources

These virtual 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 Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., via our LibChat service, no appointments necessary. At all other times, LibChat 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.

DVD Conversion to Digital for Faculty

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 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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 Fresno State Library is one of many libraries across the U.S. that staffs the LibChat 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 remain available continuously. Search our resources using OneSearch.

Interlibrary Loan Services (Limited)

Requests online 24/7. Electronic items delivered via email. Physical item pick-up at Circulation Desk 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Processing and delivery times may be somewhat delayed due to partner library staffing and hours resulting from the pandemic.

Streaming resources

All of our streaming media resources will remain available continuously.