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The Library's Past

The library in the '60s and '70s

When built in 1970, the Leo Cain Educational Resources Center/Library was the most prominent structure on campus. The library began collecting books, various media and archival collections in the 1960s. Since then, the Library has been an important place for students and faculty.

Below are some photographs of the library's past.

An aerial view of the Leo Cain ERC Building
An aerial view of the Leo Cain ERC building.

Students studying in the CSUDH library
Students studying in the CSUDH Library.

A student using the card catalogue
A student searching through the Card Catalog in order to find books located in the CSUDH Library.

A student browsing a book on the shelf
A student browsing a book on the shelf in the CSUDH Library.

A librarian shows a professor how to use the print indexes and abstracts
A Librarian (right) showing a professor how to use the print indexes and abstracts to find journal articles and legal information.

Students reading journals in the journal area
Students reading journals in the journal reading area.

Students reading for pleasure
The Library was also a place to relax and to do casual reading.

A professor and student using the reference collection
A professor and student using the Reference Collection.