Academics

What about learning facilities?

Cal State Northridge's facilities, equipment and instructional technologies are in line with the needs of the 21st century scholar. Our students enjoy campus-wide wireless connections, "smart classrooms," an expansive research library and a number of specialty facilities.

The intellectual heart of our 356-acre campus is the Delmar T. Oviatt Library, a local landmark known for its grand staircase and towering columns. The Oviatt's collection exceeds 1.4 million volumes. Students may consult a reference librarian online 24 hours a day, seven days a week or seek in-person advice from a subject specialist. The library offers immediate access to the latest research with subscriptions to 53,000 online journals, 275,000 e-books, and more than 200 online databases. And, in the fall of 2013, the library opened its Learning Commons, a tech-friendly study area that includes ergonomically designed individual seating, charging stations for portable devices and a coffee house to get you through those long hours of studying.

Many of our buildings have "smart" classrooms that enable interactive instruction and learning. Among our newest additions to campus is the science building, which has 33 laboratories.

Our specialty facilities include the 105-seat Donald E. Bianchi Planetarium, which recreates the night sky on a dome ceiling. The National Center on Deafness offers services to Cal State Northridge's large population of deaf and hard-of-hearing students, and contains one of the nation's largest collections of books, journals, and other materials on the history and education of the deaf. Disability Resources and Educational Services offers a range of accommodations, from note-takers to adaptive technology, for CSUN students with visible and hidden disabilities. The Department of Kinesiology's Center of Achievement is an internationally recognized teaching and therapeutic facility. The center offers aquatic and land-based programs for people with chronic or temporary disabilities and serves as a training environment for students.

In January of 2011, the campus community welcomed the grand opening of the Valley Performing Arts Center. Located on Nordhoff Street near the main campus entrance, the contemporary structure is the largest performing arts center in the San Fernando Valley. It features a 1,700-seat performance space, a black-box theater, rehearsal rooms and labs.

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