CSN Libraries News

We're Hiring

By Lorraine Rosales
Published on 3 December, 2021

Interested in a temporary, part-time Work Study position? We are seeking motivated student workers at all three campus library locations for Spring 2022!Get Ready…If you’re interested in working as a student for our CSN campus libraries, you must fulfill specific criteria:You must have applied and been accepted for financial aid AND been accepted for a work study award. Find out through the Work Study Office to see if you qualify and have been awarded. Get

Find Out How to Qualify to Get a Free Laptop

By Stephanie Espinoza Villamor
Published on 16 November, 2021

Have you ever found yourself doing research in the library for an upcoming paper and thought, “This would be so much easier if I had my own computer to work on too?” While we love it when students use the computers at each of our campus libraries, there is another option for computers on campus: your own brand new one! This fall you can get a CSN laptop computer for free.Our college is all about

The Love Dogs Are BACK

By Stephanie Espinoza Villamor
Published on 26 October, 2021

As November approaches with midterms past and finals on the horizon, we're so thankful to announce the return of our library's therapy animal event live and in person! That's right, the Love Dogs are BACK!Join us for this Stress Free event, brought to you by the "Pet Partners of Las Vegas/Love Dog Adventures" therapy animal organization. Relax by petting a pooch during the busy semester--that's what they're here for!The dogs will be be at North

New Book Return Location at Henderson

By Maggie Harris
Published on 16 September, 2021

Need to return your library book?Our Henderson campus library has a new location for our outdoor bookdrop.The new bookdrop is located in the round-about between the Student Union and the new Health & Sciences building.If you need to return a calculator, a DVD, or a non-book item, please return it INSIDE the library. The outdoor bookdrop is for books ONLY.Our outdoor bookdrop is open 24/7 for returns.If you would like to come inside to return

Meet New Librarian Sylvia Owens

By Stephanie Espinoza Villamor
Published on 3 September, 2021

CSN Libraries extends a warm welcome to new Instruction and Reference Librarian Sylvia Owens! Sylvia will be helping students at the Charleston campus library. She has answered a few of our interview questions to help us get to know her!Can you tell us a little bit about your background before coming to CSN? Where have you lived and gone to school?Growing up my family was stationed overseas; I lived in Germany for ten years. I

Meet New Librarian Emily Pattni

By Stephanie Espinoza Villamor
Published on 30 August, 2021

CSN Libraries extends a warm welcome to new eLearning Librarian Emily Pattni! Emily will be helping students both online and at the Charleston campus library. She has answered a few of our interview questions to help us get to know her!Can you tell us a little bit about your background before coming to CSN? Where have you lived and gone to school?I was born in Las Vegas and actually attended the CSN High School program

New Henderson Library Opens August 27

By Christine Shore
Published on 24 August, 2021

A whole new library experience awaits you at the Henderson Campus! Our library staff have been busy all summer preparing the two-story library for the Fall 2021 semester. We will open on Friday, August 27 from 10 am to 2 pm. The library is located on the first floor in Building H, the new Health Sciences building. Parking is available off Heather Drive. If you enter the Health Sciences building from the parking lot, take

Fall Hours @ Your Library

By Stephanie Espinoza Villamor
Published on 24 August, 2021

CSN Libraries will be open on all campuses this fall semester to help you with your research assignment needs and more!Current hours for Fall 2021 for the CSN Charleston, North Las Vegas, and Henderson campus libraries are: Monday-Thursday from 9am-7pm and Friday from 9am-4pm.Hours are subject to change based on staffing and needs, so you can always check our hours website for the most up-to-date library hours of operation.We also have extended online library hours

Henderson Campus Library Closed While We Move

By Christine Shore
Published on 2 August, 2021

The Henderson campus library is closed while we set up our brand new library in the Health Sciences building. The Henderson campus library book return bin, located in the parking lot between Buildings A and B is open 24/7 so you can return CSN library books in the drive-up bin. We expect the new Henderson campus library to be ready later in August and we will update our website as soon as we have a

We're Hiring Library Student Workers!

By Raine Rosales
Published on 7 July, 2021

Interested in a temporary, part-time library position? We are recruiting for student workers at our Charleston, North Las Vegas, and Henderson campus library locations! Work Study and Wages positions available.Get Ready…If you’re interested in working as a student for our CSN campus libraries, you must fulfill specific criteria:To qualify for Work Study you must have applied and been accepted for financial aid AND been accepted for a work study award. Find out through your Work

Become a Research Master in LIB 101

By Gracie McDonough
Published on 1 July, 2021

Are you looking for a class that will help you with your research papers? Do you want to take a one-credit class that is online that doesn’t require you to get a textbook or come to campus? Could you use some help on how to narrow and refine a research topic? Do you want to find out how to locate and cite scholarly articles? Then LIB 101 is the class for you!In LIB 101 you

Library Hours During Intersession

By Christine Shore
Published on 13 May, 2021

May 17 through June 4Charleston Campus Library:Monday-Friday, 10 am to 2 pmThe Charleston Campus book return bin, located near the main entrance to Building I, is open 24/7.North Las Vegas Campus Library:Monday-Friday, 10 am to 2 pmThe North Las Vegas book return bin, located in front of the main building/main entrance (near the flag pole), is open 24/7.Henderson Campus Library:Closed as of 2 pm on May 14 while we move to the new library in

Coming Soon: New Henderson Campus Library!

By Christine Shore
Published on 12 May, 2021

Get ready for a whole new experience at the Henderson Campus Library this Fall semester! Construction is almost complete on the two-story library, located inside the new Health Sciences building near the Student Union.The first floor of the library will have our circulating book collection, as well as over 50 desktop computers and a dedicated room for individuals who want to study quietly. At our service desk, students can check out reserve textbooks, anatomy models

Human Library Event!

By Stephanie Espinoza Villamor
Published on 15 April, 2021

CSN's Queer Inclusive College Campus Committee (QICC) is holding its fourth annual "Human Library" event virtually this year on Thursday, April 29 from 11am to 1pm in Zoom. This is your opportunity to "read" about some interesting people!Human libraries function similar to other libraries except that in the human library, people--rather than books--are available for checkout. "Human books" are persons who have volunteered to challenge prejudices through respectful conversations with members of the community who

Library Instruction in Your Virtual Classroom

By Becky Blunk
Published on 6 April, 2021

Welcome to the exciting world of virtual teaching, CSN instructors and professors! If your course includes a research or critical thinking component requiring the use of information, we are still capable of providing library instruction to your students for the remainder of the semester! While we are no longer providing in-person instruction, our librarians are still eager to work with you to create a customized instruction session (or multiple sessions) for the research assignments in

Spring Break Library Hours

By Stephanie Espinoza Villamor
Published on 25 March, 2021

We've made it to Spring Break during another unprecedented semester at CSN! Our libraries continue to be open, but will have limited hours March 29-April 2. That week all campus libraries will be open:Monday-Friday from 10am-2pmwith online chat available from 10am-2pm as well. Then Monday, April 5 our regular semester hours will resume.Don't forget that even during Spring Break, we will have our traditional health and safety measures for when you come to campus:Mask When

We're Hiring Library Student Workers!

By Raine Rosales
Published on 10 February, 2021

Interested in a temporary, part-time Work Study position? We are recruiting for student workers at our North Las Vegas campus library location!Get Ready…If you’re interested in working as a student for our CSN campus libraries, you must fulfill specific criteria:You must have applied and been accepted for financial aid AND been accepted for a work study award. Find out through your Work Study Office to see if you qualify and have been awarded.Get Set…If you

Love Dogs Virtual Event - Friday, February 12, noon-1 p.m.

By Gracie McDonough
Published on 1 February, 2021

It has been over a year since we last had the Love Dogs come to the library to spread some joy. Since there aren’t many people on campus right now, and with social distancing being a priority, we figured we could have the Love Dogs join us for a virtual event on Friday, February 12th from noon to 1 PM.What could be better than having the Love Dogs with us for a very special Valentine’s

Textbook Reserves Collection

By Gracie McDonough
Published on 15 January, 2021

Welcome back CSN students, faculty, and staff for the spring semester. We are glad that you’re here and want to help you in every way that we can.One of the ways that we can help is with the textbook reserves collection that we have in the library. The textbook reserves collection contains many of the textbooks that are currently being used in your classes. When the libraries open again on February 1, 2021, you can

New Service: Curbside Pickup

By Stephanie Espinoza Villamor
Published on 13 January, 2021

It’s the start of a brand-new semester! And while CSN Libraries’ physical buildings aren’t yet open to the public, we have good news! The first two weeks of the semester, January 19-28, we will be offering curbside pickup at all three campus libraries: Monday through Thursday, 10am to 2pm.Simply request a book online in our catalog, wait for your email that it’s ready, then come to the campus where you requested to pick it up.

Campus Libraries to Re-open February 1st

By Christine Shore
Published on 13 January, 2021

The CSN Campus Libraries will be reopening on February 1! Spring semester hours will be Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 6 pm and Friday, 10 am to 2 pm. Additionally, each campus library will extend hours to 8 pm one day a week: Henderson on Mondays, Charleston on Tuesdays and North Las Vegas on Wednesdays. Please note that due to COVID restrictions, only NSHE affiliated patrons will be allowed to use the campus libraries.What

Tips for Finals Week: Studying from Home

By Stephanie Espinoza Villamor
Published on 30 November, 2020

As Finals week fast approaches, it's time to study and finish up those final projects! Usually this week our libraries are filled with students looking for a quiet place to study, but we all know that everything is a little different this year. While the library buildings remain closed for the rest of the semester, we are here with students in spirit, to offer help online and tips to get the most out of studying

Return Your Library Books: Drive-Up Bins Are Open

By Christine Shore
Published on 30 November, 2020

Even though our campus libraries are closed until further notice due to COVID, our drive-up book return bins located at each of the main CSN campuses are open! If you have books checked out from the CSN Libraries, just drop them in the drive-up book return bin located near the library at each of the main CSN campuses.Our library book return bins are open 24/7, even though our staff is permitted to empty them just

Find the Answer to Your Question!

By Gracie McDonough
Published on 18 November, 2020

Is there a question about the library that you’ve been wanting to ask, but you’re sure that the question is being asked regularly? The CSN Library website has an FAQ page to help you find the answers that you’re looking for.Right now the librarians are answering many questions about extended due dates because of the Stay at Home 2.0 order, how to return materials, if the libraries are currently open, and questions about research assignments.

New Way to Get Help from a Librarian!

By Stephanie Espinoza Villamor
Published on 17 November, 2020

Campus might be closed for now, but our librarians are more committed than ever to help students with assignments, research, and citation. We have multiple ways you can get in touch with a librarian quickly and easily to talk about your assignment!While we always promote our online chat service, email, and other contact information, we're rolling out a brand new service where you can book a one-on-one virtual call with a librarian to get the

Due Dates Extended While Campus is Closed

By Christine Shore
Published on 16 November, 2020

Since our campus libraries are closed until at least Nov. 30 due to COVID, we have extended the due dates on all checked out CSN Libraries items until Dec. 11, 2020. You should have received an email with your new due date and you can always check your account to see the new date listed on your items as well.If you have InterLibrary Loan items checked out, all items have been extended to at least

Campus Closed, Librarians Available Online!

By Stephanie Espinoza Villamor
Published on 12 November, 2020

In compliance with the governor's stay at home order in response to Nevada's Covid-19 cases, all CSN campuses will close at 5 p.m. Nov. 13, until further notice.This means that all libraries will be closing at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13 and will remain closed for the next two weeks or until further notice. Our bookdrops will also remain closed, so please do not return items at this time. You will not be charged

Veterans Day Discounts: Supporting Those Who Served

By Barbara Burgess
Published on 9 November, 2020

Barbara Burgess is our CSN Libraries Administrative Assistant and a veteran of the US Air Force. Each year, she makes this helpful guide available inside the libraries, but this year we are providing it here for those who can't make it to campus.Many of our CSN students, employees and community members serve this country through the military or are veterans who formerly served. In honor of Veterans Day 2020, CSN Libraries is sharing an easy-to-use,

Become a Research Master in LIB 101 this Spring

By Gracie McDonough
Published on 5 October, 2020

Are you looking for a class that will help you with your research papers? Do you want to take a one-credit class that is online that doesn’t require you to get a textbook or come to campus? Could you use some help on how to narrow and refine a research topic? Do you want to find out how to locate and cite scholarly articles? Then LIB 101 is the class for you!In LIB 101 you

Spring 2021: Our Campus Libraries are Open

By Stephanie Espinoza Villamor
Published on 21 August, 2020

Everything is a little bit different as we live our lives during a pandemic, but that doesn’t mean we can’t continue moving forward with a little bit of caution and care. We are so pleased to be able to offer services to you this Spring 2021, both online and through limited in-person options.While you might notice our in-person hours are shorter than previous semesters, not to worry! Our virtual reference is available 7 days a

Resource Guide & Assignments for Instructors to Use

By Christine Shore
Published on 17 August, 2020

CSN's One Book, One College (OBOC) program begins its fifth year of bringing the CSN community together by reading and discussing a single book! The selection for this 2020/2021 academic year is The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom by social psychologist Jonathan Haidt. The book explores how to live a happier, more fulfilling life using 10 great ideas from psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, ethics and morality. It's a highly readable mix of enduring

Citation Guides Ready for Use!

By Stephanie Espinoza Villamor
Published on 12 August, 2020

As faculty prepare for the beginning of the semester, CSN Libraries offer good news to those teaching research assignments: our online citation guides are updated and ready for you and your students!The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition (or APA 7th) officially came out at the end of 2019, which now feels like a lifetime ago. But CSN Libraries has spent that time working with the college writing center to create an

New & Noteworthy: The American Women\u2019s Almanac

By Christine Shore
Published on 21 July, 2020

The American Women’s Almanac: 500 Years of Making History by Deborah Felder (2020) is a new addition to our Credo Reference database. This reference book contains biographies, historical facts, essays on significant legislation & movements and over 500 photos.If you’re looking for credible biographical information on well known or lesser known women who had a significant impact on U.S. history, society or culture, just click on the “people” section when you open the ebook. You’ll

Assignment Help for Short Classes

By Stephanie Espinoza Villamor
Published on 10 June, 2020

[[Add Thumbnail]]In the middle of summer classes? They tend to go by pretty fast, especially if you’re in a 4-week course! With logging in to classes every day and assignments due before you know it, it’s good to know that the library is available to help you with any research projects or papers you get assigned this summer. Here’s how to make the best use of the library when time is short!1. Contact us as