Currently enrolled HSU Students are eligible to checkout a chromebook or laptop. We realize the challenging nature of this time, and we are here for you... We are shipping computers directly to students (and inside the box, there is a return mailer to return the equipment free of charge). Items must be returned by January 8, 2021. To request a Circulating Chromebook or other equipment
Students who have any additional technology needs (software, hardware, internet access and more) should submit a help ticket to the ITS Help Desk.
Current students may access eduroam Wi-Fi near any CSU campus, including Humboldt State, using their campus credentials. Parking is currently free at HSU.
You can access campus software, including different operating systems, using Remote Access or Vlab (details below). If you are having issues accessing these services, visit the ITS System Status page to make sure they are working properly.
Remote Access (Chromebooks, Macs, and Windows) allows you to login to an HSU computer over the internet. You will have access to all of the software on that computer. You will need to install a program to make the connection (the remote access page includes instructions).
Vlab (all computers with internet access) allows you to login to a virtual desktop that includes software typically available in HSU computer labs (current list of VLab software). Does not require any connection software.
To contact a Librarian for help with your research project, please email the Research Help Desk. We will respond as quickly as we can to answer your question and/or set up a phone call or web conferencing.
Currently, research help hours are normal business hours 9am-5pm M-F. A librarian should be able to answer by the end of the day, however we will try to answer all questions within 24 hours.
Having trouble accessing full-text articles while using Google Scholar and/or are being prompted to pay for articles? You may need to link our library so that you can access articles for free through our databases! Watch the video below for guided instructions on how to link your Google Scholar account to HSU Library for free, full-text access.
Please note- we are trying to provide online access to as many textbooks as possible. In the meantime, please first check the Course Reserves (see the video below if you aren't sure how) or search for the title of your textbook in OneSearch to see if your textbook is already online and available. If after checking you still have a specific request or question regarding textbook access, please email us.
Please consult the mail-to-services we are providing, in addition to the ebooks at: Research Help Frequently Asked Questions
Learn how to access online course reserves through OneSearch at HSU Library as well as tips for troubleshooting when you have access errors.
View the current course reserves. We are working on getting increased online access through our database providers.