Nov 15, 2019
Checking out books at Humboldt State University’s Library is now easier for College of the Redwoods students under a new partnership between both institutions.
Starting last month, all CR students and employees can check out books and access other resources at HSU’s Library for free without an annual membership.
By removing the annual membership fee, HSU Library resources are more accessible to the community college students, says CR Library Director Cathy Cox.
“Many of our students transfer to HSU. Providing easier access to HSU’s Library will offer a more seamless experience,” she says. “By the time they get to HSU, they’ll already know where to find information, what’s available, and will be familiar with the campus.”
There is no charge for community members, including HSU students and staff, to check out books from the CR library.
The partnership is one of several recent collaborations between CR and HSU libraries. With $100,000 in grant funding from the California State Library, the HSU Library will develop programming that promotes computer literacy to HSU students and the local community, in cooperation with College of the Redwoods Library, and other community partners (Arcata Chamber of Commerce, and Humboldt County Library.
Cyril Oberlander, HSU Library dean, believes these efforts underscore a commitment to enhancing the education of students throughout the county, and to building community.
“It’s great to have College of the Redwoods and HSU students learning together and making connections to support their success and strengthen the larger community. HSU Library is about connecting people and ideas, and our agreement enriches everyone,” he says.
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About Humboldt State University Library
With about 5,000 visitors a day, the HSU Library serves as the campus learning-center of choice. The HSU Library joins and leads the evolution of university libraries to support research and scholarship with collaborative workspaces, access to equipment and technology, digital publishing, internships, workshops, and a variety of services. Building creative learning environments and curating meaningful experiences is essential to student success and for a sustainable intellectual and entrepreneurial culture.