Visiting the University Library


We are pleased you would like to get to know our library better and welcome you to the University Library. Whether you are a campus community member or a K-12 educator, we have the right tour for your group! To schedule a library tour for your group, please email Angelique Vasquez,, or complete this online form. Please make sure to include as much detail about your group as possible so we can better meet your needs. More information about service to K-12 educators and their students can be found in more detail below.

University Library Visits for K-12 Students

The CSUSM University Library is committed to the information literacy, critical thinking, and research skills of K-12 students and teachers in our region. Library faculty in our Teaching and Learning department support our regional schools in a few ways.  Are you interested in bringing your K-12 students to the Library? Using our information literacy expertise, we offer developmentally-appropriate options for CSUSM University Library visits. Here is how our librarians can help:


Professional Development

If you are a K-12 educator (including classroom teachers, librarians, media specialists, etc...) who would like to learn more about information literacy and college level research, please contact Allison Carr ( to discuss possible professional development opportunities for your team.


How to Conduct College-Level Research Session for High School Students:

CSUSM Librarians will work with a classroom teacher to determine the research needs of their students’ based on a specific research assignment. Students will learn how to use the Library's databases including building a search strategy, as well as the student-scholar research process as a framework. CSUSM Librarians will work with you, as the classroom teacher, to determine the best resources, and activities based on your research assignment.


General Library Sessions for Middle School Students:

CSUSM Librarians will take students through an exercise in evaluating websites. Students will learn the different criteria for evaluation, and apply it to pre-selected websites.


Library Tour for K-6 Students:

Members of our Outreach Team offer short tours of the library which will introduce younger students to our building and visit to our current Context exhibit.


*Priority will be given to our community partner districts through the Alliance, tribal partners, and CSUSM campus partners.