San Francisco State University
Library Home page Welcome to your university library

J. Paul Leonard Library

Find Research Help Services About
site navigation
display graphic

Faculty Borrowing Information


Faculty Borrowing Period: One Semester (unless otherwise noted)

A faculty member of SF State, with a valid OneCard/SF State ID, may borrow circulating books and Masters Theses in the Main Collection for one semester. Faculty from other universities may also qualify for borrowing privileges.

There is no limit on the number of books a faculty member may borrow at any one time; however, they must be returned or renewed at the end of each semester. It is expected that books needed for continual consultation would be purchased by a faculty member and not provided by the Library. Books from the Main Collection may be renewed up to five times. More Renewal information.

Faculty members are not authorized to lend books or other library materials to students, staff, or other persons.

For more detailed Information, see the General Borrowing Information page.


If, after the initial four week borrowing period, another borrower requests material a faculty member has checked out, the materials must be returned within seven working days after notification from the Library. After this seven working day period, faculty who have not returned the recalled items will have their library privileges suspended.


A faculty member may authorize one assistant, for a one semester period, to borrow library materials from most library units for the faculty member's use. This can be done by filling out a proxy authorization card at the Book Checkout & Pickup Counter with Distribution Services.

Long-term Leaves

Faculty intending to leave the local area for more than two weeks should make arrangements to insure prompt return of all library materials charged to him/her if they are recalled. A faculty member who resigns or who will be away from the local area for his/her entire sabbatical leave or other reasons is required to return all library materials before leaving.

SF State Home
J. Paul Leonard Library, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132 - 415.338.1854 -
JPLL uses valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional, and valid CSS.