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Continuity Planning: COVID-19

Resources for transitioning to distributed online learning and teaching.

Accessing Textbooks & Other Library Materials

Requests & Questions

Please note- we are trying to provide online access to as many textbooks as possible. In the meantime, please first check the Course Reserves 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.

Accessing Library Books & DVDs

Please consult the mail-to-services we are providing for other library materials at Research Help Frequently Asked Questions

Photo ID

To obtain an HSU Campus ID, please see the information available at Campus ID 

Research Help

Research Help

Get help from a librarian Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Email or call (707) 826-3418 for main desk, (707) 826-3419 for Special Collections. Leave a message, which will be forwarded to librarians. Replies are usually given within 24 hours, except holidays and weekends. We will respond as quickly as we can to answer your question and/or set up a phone call or web conferencing session. Watch for a new chat system coming soon and see the Research Help guide for more information.

Accessing full-text articles

Having trouble accessing full-text articles while using Google Scholar and/or are you 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.  

Online Learning Resources

Can I check out a laptop?

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

  1. Log in to the myHumboldt portal: https://my.humboldt.edu/
  2. Click on this Circulating Chromebook Request Form
  3. Complete the form and submit your request.
  4. Please consult the Keep Learning website for additional information and resources.

If you have questions, please email libcirculation@Humboldt.edu and any technical questions, please email HSU Tech Help: Help@Humboldt.edu or call 707-826-4357.

Software, Internet and IT Support

Software Access

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.

Internet Access

Current students may access eduroam Wi-Fi near any CSU campus, including Humboldt State, using their campus credentials. Parking is currently free at HSU.

Technology Needs

Students who have any additional technology needs (software, hardware, internet access and more) should submit a help ticket to the ITS Help Desk.

Online SkillShops

You can learn about research, citations, shooting video, and more through our Online SkillShops which are up and running during the full Fall 2020 semester.