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Continuity Planning: COVID-19

Resources for transitioning to distributed online learning and teaching.

No Overdue Fines

Library Overdue Fines & Due Dates

The HSU Library has temporarily suspended overdue
fines as of March 18, 2020.
All due dates are extended to June 2, 2020.
View your account to see what you have checked out.

Research Help

Research Help

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.

Research Help Hours

Currently, research help hours are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm but may change when the semester resumes on 3/26/20.

Online Learning Resources

Accessing Textbooks

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 (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.

Online Course Reserves

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.


McGraw-Hill Textbooks

Contact your instructor, who can request access following these instructions.


This includes the following texts (and possibly more):

Title Author  

Brock biology of microorganisms /

Madigan, Michael T., 1949- author.


Exploring lifespan development /

Berk, Laura E. author.


History of modern art : painting, sculpture, architecture, photography /

Arnason, H. H., 1909-1986, author.


Human learning /

Ormrod, Jeanne Ellis author.


Introductory chemistry /

Tro, Nivaldo J.


Problem solving with C++ /

Savitch, Walter J., 1943- author.


Campbell biology /

Urry, Lisa A. author.


Engineering mechanics.

Hibbeler, R. C.


Soil properties : testing, measurement, and evaluation /

Liu, Cheng, 1937-



To search for your textbooks and get free access through this service go to  You'll need to create a VitalSource Account in order to search. If you need help with getting access, check out the VitalSource Helps: Student and Instructor Frequently Asked Questions. Please remember, this is only one option for possibly locating your course textbook and there is no guarantee that it is available through this service, or any of the other options. If you don't find what you are looking for here, check elsewhere and in your Course Reserves. 


The RedShelf Responds initiative is "providing students no-cost access to digital textbooks for the rest of the semester, thanks to the generosity of our publishing partners. (Program applies to students from nonprofit, semester-based colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. Each student may access up to seven free eBooks, and access will run through May 25th, 2020. (This does not include courseware.)" For more information visit:

To browse title lists go to

Online SkillShops

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