Chronology

Mission Statement
About CSU Bakersfield

Early CSUB

1960's
1970's

Expansion

1980's
1990's
2000's

Environment

Research
FACT

Buildings

Dorothy Donahoe Hall
Romberg Nursing Center
Dore Theatre
Walter Stiern Library
Icardo Center
Student Union

Photographs

Alumni
Faculty
BPA
Religious Studies
English
Education

Walter Stiern Library

Walter Stiern Library Walter W. Stiern grew up in Southern California and attended Bakersfield Junior and Washington State Colleges. He served in the State Senate for 28 years. Stiern was a strong advocate for education, health and agricultural issues. He authorized many bills including the bill that created CSUB. Walter W. Stiern Library is the largest single structure ever built on the CSUB campus. The 150,000 foot facility is five stories high and cost 24 million dollars. The elevators, stairways and bathrooms were situated to one side of the building to allow uniform spacing on the floors. The top floors contain not only books, but computer terminals, 14 study rooms and 44 faculty offices. Walter Stiern Library offers an environment for study and research that contains state-of-the-art computer and telecommunications technology.

The library's electronic information center is located on the first floor. The lower lever houses three instructional television (ITV) studios; the ITV centers allow broadcasting of classes to CSUB's entire service region. Other features include the media center, audio, video and photography labs.

The library has a 650,000 volume capacity and can seat 800 people. Its resources are available online and are accessible to faculty and students in house or remotely.

There are five computing facilities, four of which contain 30 student computer stations for classroom use; the fifth is an 80-station open access lab. The CSUB Library is available to the members of the public who are over 18 years old and other students, like those at Bakersfield College, may obtain a borrower's card for the library for a fee that can be renewed yearly. For more details, visit http://www.csub.edu/library/.