Library Services by Patron Type

This page provides an overview of Library services by patron type. Select the patron group that most closely matches your status: Students, Faculty, Staff, Other Affiliated or General Public. For more detailed information please ask at one of the Library Help Desks

Borrowing and Collection Access

Loan period for books, use of Link+ and ILLiad, off-campus access to databases and more.

Patron Type ID Required Books Periodicals Gov Pubs Link+ / ILLiad Renewals Remote Access to DBs Media Viewing & Listening
CSU External Degree Program Student SF State OneCard, Library Special Borrower Card 28 Days 2 Days Yes Yes No Yes
Extended Learning (matriculated) SF State OneCard 28 Days 2 Days Yes Yes Yes Yes
Extended Learning (non-matriculated) Library Special Borrower Card 28 Days 2 Days Yes Yes Yes Yes
OLLI Student OLLI Card w/ Lib. Barcode 28 Days 2 Days Yes Yes No Yes
SF State Student SF State OneCard 28 Days 2 Days Yes Yes Yes Yes
Step to College Student SF State OneCard 28 Days 2 Days Yes Yes Yes Yes

Technology Services

Use of Library computers, laptop borrowing, MakerSpace and more.

Patron Type ID Type General Computers Express Computers Computers 2 Hrs Laptops Short Term Laptops Extended Media Editing Equipment MakerSpace
CSU External Degree Program Student SF State OneCard, Library Special Borrower Card No No Yes No No No No
Extended Learning (matriculated) SF State OneCard Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes (If no priority users) Yes (If no priority users)
Extended Learning (non-matriculated) Library Special Borrower Card No No Yes No No No No
OLLI Student OLLI Card w/ Lib. Barcode Yes Yes Yes No No No No
SF State Student SF State OneCard Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Step to College Student SF State OneCard Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Other Services

After Hours Access & Use of Special Collections.

Patron Type ID Type After Hours Access Special Collections
CSU External Degree Program Student SF State OneCard, Library Special Borrower Card No Yes
Extended Learning (matriculated) SF State OneCard Yes with required ID Yes
Extended Learning (non-matriculated) Library Special Borrower Card No Yes
OLLI Student OLLI Card w/ Lib. Barcode No Yes
SF State Student SF State OneCard Yes with required ID Yes
Step to College Student SF State OneCard Yes with required ID Yes