March Featured LibGuide: Women’s Studies

Each year since 1995 the President has issued a Presidential Proclamation designating the month of March as Women’s History Month. The Women’s Studies libguide provides information to help you begin research on topics related to the life and work of women in the United States and around the world. It highlights books, web resources, news, films, and how to find articles.


The National Women’s History Project announced the theme for 2016: Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government


Study Room Changes

3/15 EDIT: Study rooms are now locked when not in use.
3/14 EDIT: Due to technical difficulties, study rooms will NOT be locked as described below. Everything else still applies. Please stay tuned for future updates.


Welcome back from Spring Break. We hope you are well rested and energized to work on your projects, presentations, or research papers. The library’s new group study rooms have proven to be a popular choice for many students to come together to exchange ideas, to study, to work, and to produce great scholarship. If you haven’t had a chance to see the rooms for yourself yet, here is a brief description of what each one offers.

Room 220Lower Level Study Rooms (2)

  • Room 140 – capacity 13, presentation practice room, one large white dry erase board, 55″ display monitor with HDMI connection, glorious view of Swan Lake
  • Room 141 – capacity 5, large white dry erase board, 55″ display monitor with HDMI connection, ADA accessible

Upper Level Study Rooms (9)

With the exception of the rooms listed below, all Upper Level group study rooms seat up to five people and have one white, magnetic dry erase board and a 55″ display monitor with HDMI connection.

  • Room 222 – capacity 5, advanced media room, white dry erase board, 55″ monitor that easily switches display among multiple devices
  • Room 224 – capacity 5, standard white dry erase board and 55″ display monitor, ADA accessible
  • Room 232 – capacity 6, two glass dry erase boards
  • Room 236 – capacity 6, two glass dry erase boards

Beginning March 15th, all study rooms will be locked in between each use. If you need to use a room, simply visit the nearest service desk to check out the key. While you are there, ask for a bag of markers too.

In addition to dry erase markers, we also have the following equipment available for check out at the service desks:

  • HDMI adapters
  • Laptop chargers
  • Wireless presenters

We are thrilled to see how popular the study rooms have become and want to make sure they remain available and in good condition for all users. Please keep in mind the food and beverage policy (covered beverages and snack foods only) and be sure to only use markers and erasers provided by the library on the dry erase boards.

Have a question about the study rooms or any other library service? Ask us on Facebook, Twitter, or through LibAnswers.

February Featured LibGuide: African American Studies

African American Studies is an interdisciplinary field dedicated to the scholarly study of the history, literature, culture, religion, and politics of African-Americans. The field is not limited in its scope to the continental United States, but includes the entire African Diaspora which encompasses African people descended from Africans dispersed, displaced, and scattered by enslavement, genocide, war, migration, and conflict. The African American Studies guide includes books, articles, electronic resources, and multimedia plus a focus on slavery & slave trade resources.




MLK Day Holiday Hours

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, the library will be closed on Monday, January 18th. We are open on Saturday, 1/16 from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm and Sunday, 1/17 from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm.


Normal hours resume at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 19th.

Our electronic resources, including GALILEO, CSU Catalog and LibGuides, will be available for your research needs. If you have items to return, you can use the book drop near Jazzman’s in the University Center.


January Featured LibGuide: Spanish

¡Bienvenido! The Spanish libguide introduces students to resources to help them learn to speak and read Spanish. It highlights language apps, Spanish films @ Clayton State, books to help with grammar & vocabulary, and news & culture resources.



GIL Express Requests During Winter Break

gilexpressGIL Express requests will not be available from 12/14/15 through 1/1/16.

GIL Express is a resource sharing program that allows students access to all eligible circulating collections from other public universities in GA. You may go in person to a participating library and check out materials with your LakerCard. You may also search the GIL Express Catalog and request delivery of the books to the library of your choice. Learn how to request online with step-by-step instructions.

Got Questions? Ask a Librarian


July Featured LibGuide: World Languages, Learning Tools

Are you traveling internationally soon? Are you teaching yourself a new language? Try our World Languages – Learning Tools guide for resources to help with learning, reading, and improving skills with a language. You will also find suggested resources for research.



June Featured LibGuide: Mathematics

Calling all mathematicians, we have a libguide just for you! The Mathematics guide introduces students to quality math resources for research. It highlights several book series focused on math, MathSciNet, Films on Demand, and other web resources.



Summer Semester Hours

Welcome to all students taking classes this summer. Your librarians are here to assist you with your research needs. Our hours for summer semester (May 27 – July 28) are:


For exceptions and closings view the Library Hours calendar.


Computer & Network Usage Policy

The primary purpose of Clayton State University Library computers and equipment is to meet the research and information needs of the students, faculty and staff of the University. To protect this valuable resource, users are now required to log in using an authorized Clayton State University SWAN username and password. Campus visitors can request guest access from any available library staff member.

Authentication is necessary to provide services, enhance network security and protect personal information. Users are responsible for activity associated with their user accounts, so keep your account safe by creating a strong password that you never share with others.


The computer will automatically log off if left idle, so keep an eye on the screen for the Screen Loch inactivity warning. To avoid the alert you can move the mouse or press any key every few minutes. After the computer logs off, whether intentionally or due to inactivity, the computer deletes all activity including any files saved to the desktop, temp files or hard drive. Save your files to or a flash drive to avoid losing your work.


Computers are not to be left unattended so make sure you remember to log off your account when stepping away for a break or when you are finished using the computer. If you need to report a problem with the computer or need assistance, use the blue ? help icon on the desktop to contact a library staff member. logoff(small)

Campus visitors are required to show a government-issued photo ID to obtain a guest username and password for one login. A log off will end the single session and expire the temporary guest username and password. Visitors may request another login. To ensure computer availability for Clayton State students, faculty or staff, visitors may be asked to relinquish use of computing resources during peak times.

By using Clayton State University Library computing resources, the user agrees to comply with all policies of the University and the Library, and with all applicable laws governing privacy and usage.

Clayton State University Campus Computer & Network Acceptable Usage Policy
Clayton State University Computer, Network, & Information Security Policy and Plan
Clayton State University Library Computer & Network Usage Policy

Do you have questions about using the library’s computers? Submit your question to LibAnswers and we will respond as soon as possible.