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Borrowing Information

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Most of the items in the Library main collections can be checked out by students, staff and faculty. Community users and other patrons may be able to borrow items if they qualify for a Special Borrowers Card or by joining Friends of the Library.

Books & Masters Theses

  Students Faculty * FOL, Alum, etc. Request Using Pick Up Location
Main Collection
Books
28 Days Semester 28 Days (20 max) Library Catalog Some titles on Third and Fourth Floors. Request other titles from the LRS. Checkout on First Floor - Book Checkout & Pickup Counter
Theses 28 Days Semester 28 Days (20 max) Library Catalog Browse on Fourth Floor. Checkout on First Floor - Book Checkout & Pickup Counter
LINK+ Books 21 Days 21 Days N/A Link+ First Floor - Book Checkout & Pickup Counter
ILLiad Books Usually
28 days
Usually
28 days
N/A ILLiad First Floor - Book Checkout & Pickup Counter
* Friends of the Library, Alumni Association members and other affiliated users must have a special borrowers barcode.

Notes

  • Students working on a thesis or on an incomplete may borrow items from the circulating collections after completing a Library Registration Form, available at the Book Checkout & Pickup Counter. Thesis students will need their advisor's signature or have thesis advisor e-mail authorization to use library to

    Circulation Services at circmail@sfsu.edu. Students working on an incomplete need the signature of their instructor. For more info, contact Circulation Services.

  • You can only check out items for yourself. You cannot check out items for others, nor can they check out items for you.
  • The 28 day borrowing period does not apply to books borrowed from LINK+ or via other Interlibrary Services.

Reserve Materials

Students may borrow articles and books put on course reserves from the Book Checkout & Pickup Counter. Items are also returned to this location.

  Students * FOL, Alum, etc Request Using Pick Up Location
Print 2, 24 or 48-hrs N/A Get call number from Library Catalog First floor - Book Checkout & Pickup Counter
Media 2, 24 or 48-hrs N/A Library Catalog First floor - Book Checkout & Pickup Counter
Electronic Online in iLearn N/A Sign-in to course in iLearn N/A
         

Periodicals (Journals, Magazines, Newspapers etc. )

  Students Faculty *FOL, Alum, etc Request Using Pick Up Location
Current 2 Days
(5 max)
2 Days
(5 max)
2 days Library Catalog Browse on Third Floor stacks. Checkout on First Floor - Book Checkout & Pickup Counter
Bound 28 Days
(5 max)
28 Days
(5 max)
28 days Library Catalog Request from LRS. Checkout on First Floor - Book Checkout & Pickup Counter
Microfiche & Microfilm 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days Library Catalog Some titles and viewers on Third Floor. Request other titles from the LRS. Checkout on First Floor - Book Checkout & Pickup Counter
* Friends of the Library, Alumni Association members and other affiliated users must have a special borrowers barcode.

Reference Items

  Students Faculty * FOL, Alum, etc Request Using Pick Up Location
Reference 2 hours 2 hours 2 hours Library Catalog Some titles on Third and Fourth Floors. Request other titles from the LRS. Checkout on First Floor - Book Checkout & Pickup Counter
* Friends of the Library, Alumni Association members and other affiliated users must have a special borrowers barcode.

DVDs, CDs, LPs, etc.

  Students Faculty * FOL, Alum, etc Request Using Pick Up Location Viewing & Listening
DVDs 4 hours 7 days 4 hours Library Catalog Checkout from Media & Equipment Distribution, Room 85 - Ground Floor Media Viewing & Listening, First Floor.
Videotapes
4 hours 7 days N/A Library Catalog Checkout from Media & Equipment Distribution, Room 85 - Ground Floor Media Viewing & Listening, First Floor.
Laser Discs 4 hours 7 days N/A Library Catalog Checkout from Media & Equipment Distribution, Room 85 - Ground Floor Ask at desk.
Films (16mm) 4 hours 7 days N/A Library Catalog Request from the LRS. Checkout on First Floor - Book Checkout & Pickup Counter Ask at desk.
Compact Discs 7 days14 days 7 days Library Catalog Checkout from Media & Equipment Distribution, Room 85 - Ground Floor Media Viewing & Listening, First Floor.
Phono Records 7 days Semester 7 days Library Catalog Request from the LRS. Checkout on First Floor - Book Checkout & Pickup Counter Media Viewing & Listening, First Floor.
Audio Tapes 7 days 14 days N/A Library Catalog Request from the LRS. Checkout on First Floor - Book Checkout & Pickup Counter Media Viewing & Listening, First Floor.
CD ROMs 28 days Semester 28 days Library Catalog Check Pickup Location in Library Catalog. Any computer with DVD drive.
* Friends of the Library, Alumni Association members and other affiliated users must have a special borrowers barcode.

Printed Music

  Students Faculty * FOL, Alum, etc Request Using Pick Up Location
Music Parts 4 weeksSemester 4 weeks Library Catalog Some titles on Third Floor. Request other titles from the LRS. Checkout on First Floor - Book Checkout & Pickup Counter
Reference Scores M1-M3 (Monuments) 4 weeks Semester 4 weeks Library Catalog Some titles on Third Floor. Request other titles from the LRS. Checkout on First Floor - Book Checkout & Pickup Counter
Thematic Indices Reference Music 2 hours2 hours 2 hours Library Catalog Some titles on Third Floor. Request other titles from the LRS. Checkout on First Floor - Book Checkout & Pickup Counter
* Friends of the Library, Alumni Association members and other affiliated users must have a special borrowers barcode.

Government Information

  Students Faculty * FOL, Alum, etc Request Using Pick Up Location
Government Publications 28 days / Some exceptions 28 days / Some exceptions 28 days / Some exceptions Library Catalog Some titles on Third Floor. Request other titles from the LRS. Checkout on First Floor - Book Checkout & Pickup Counter
Maps & Atlases 7 days 7 days 7 days Library Catalog Some titles on Third Floor. Request other titles from the LRS. Checkout on First Floor - Book Checkout & Pickup Counter
* Friends of the Library, Alumni Association members and other affiliated users must have a special borrowers barcode.
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