Lending Policy for Other Libraries

The San Francisco State University (SF State) Library shares its collections with other libraries via our Interlibrary Services (ILS/ILL) Lending Unit. SF State ILS does NOT accept requests from individual researchers. If you are not an ILL staff member at another library, please request our collection items by using your library's ILL service.

Contact Information

OCLC: CSF
Email: dds@sfsu.edu
Phone: 415-338-1727
Fax: 415-338-6199

Submitting a Request

You may submit requests by the following methods:

OCLC:

Send the request to CSF through OCLC

Non-OCLC requests:

Please email, fax or mail request to us

ILLiad:

Send e-mail to dds@sfsu.edu to set up an account

Fax:

(415) 338-6199

E-mail:

E-mail complete information to dds@sfsu.edu

Mail:

Interlibrary Services
J. Paul Leonard Library
San Francisco State University
1630 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132

Sorry, we do NOT accept requests over the telephone.

Policies

Loans

Checkout period: 4 weeks
Renewals: 2 weeks
Shipping Method: UPS or US Mail or Air Mail
Rush Delivery: Fed Ex with borrowers account number

Copies

Restrictions: 50 pages or less per request
Delivery: Fax; Mail; Odyssey; OCLC Article Exchange; RapidILL

Turnaround Time

While turnaround time varies, we strive to ship copies or loans within 24 hours.

Charges

Type of Library

Loans

Copies

Special Handing / Rush

CA Public & School Libraries

Free

Free

NA

Reciprocal Libraries

Free

Free

10 IFM or $10.00

Other US libraries

15 IFM or $15.00

10 IFM or $10.00

20 IFM or $20.00

International Libraries

20 IFM, $20.00 or 3 IFLA vouchers

10 IFM, $10.00 or 2 IFLA vouchers

30 IFM, $30.00 or 4 IFLA Vouchers

Payment Methods

  • IFM (preferred)
  • Invoices
  • IFLA Vouchers

Material Available for Loan

  • Books in the Main Collection
  • Dissertations and Masters Theses
  • Government Publications
  • Music Scores in the Main Collection
  • Some items from Audio and Video Recordings in all formats
  • Some items from the de Bellis Collection
  • Some items from the Map and Atlas Collection

Material NOT Available for Loan

  • E-books and E-journals
  • Microforms (microfiche and microfilm)
  • Periodicals (current or bound)

Returning Loaned Items

Please return our item(s) in Jiffy Bags (or, for oversize items and multiple items, in a box) via UPS, Fed Ex, air mail or US Mail. Please do not use library rate to return our materials.

Hours & Calendar

SF State ILS is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Pacific Time Zone.