Henry Madden Library

Henry Madden Library

Henry Madden Library

The Henry Madden Library is the main resource for recorded knowledge and information supporting the teaching, research, and service functions of the California State University, Fresno. Because it is the only university library of its size and depth in a 400-mile region, it is an important community and regional resource and a key part of California State University, Fresno's role as a regional university.

The library is currently undergoing a $105 million renovation to be completed January 2009. [http://www.csufresno.edu/facilitiesmanagement/projects/library/index.shtml] It will be the largest library in the CSU system and the largest academic building on the Fresno State campus. [http://www.aia.org/aiarchitect/thisweek07/0126/0126d_pw.cfm] The five-story building will feature smart learning spaces, group study rooms, wireless access, compact shelving, a media production lab and a café. [http://www.fresnostatenews.com/2008/08/backtocampus/B2C-Library.htm] [http://www.csufresno.edu/library/tour/] The Table Mountain Tribe, which runs the Table Mountain Casino north of Fresno, donated $10 million to this project. The library will feature Native American elements in its architecture.

Library services are still available during construction. Books and other materials must be reserved through the [http://www.csufresno.edu/library Henry Madden Library website] . Materials can be picked up at UC123. A video about library services construction can be viewed called [http://www.csufresno.edu/library/tour/ Seven Secrets of Success] .

The Henry Madden Library features a number of special collections such as the [http://arnenixoncenter.org/ Arne Nixon Center] , a research center for the study of children's and young adult literature, and the [http://cvparchive.org/ Central Valley Political Archive] .


Michael Gorman, the former dean of the Library, was the President of the American Library Association in 2005-2006.

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