CSU+ is a free interlibrary loan service students, faculty and staff may use to borrow books that are checked out or not available at the J. Paul Leonard Library from one of the 22 other campuses of the California State University. Books are usually delivered within 2-3 weeks. For the duration of the current campus closure, all Interlibrary Services requests will processed through ILLiad and requests will be routed to CSU+.

Using CSU+


You first need to login to OneSearch with your University ID and password to use CSU+. If a book or media item you’re searching for is not available at our Library but is available at other CSU libraries a link to “Order the item from Interlibrary Services (CSU+ & ILLiad)” will appear under "In the Library." 

What can be Requested

Books and other print material, as well as media may be be requested. Each CSU library may limit the specific items they lend, so in some cases OneSearch may allow CSU+ requests for items the owning library does not lend. If that occurs, please request the item through ILLiad.

Pickup or Delivery

You can now request that items from the Library’s collections and/or items at other libraries be mailed to your current address, or you can choose to pick up items at the Ground floor entrance of the J. Paul Leonard Library during our hours of operation. You will receive an email notification once your item is ready to be picked up or mailed. Please note that it may take up to 7 days for items from the Library’s collections to be ready, and it may take 2-3 weeks for items requested via interlibrary services to be ready. If you submit a request for items to be mailed, please allow additional time for shipping. CSU+ books held for pickup will be on the hold shelf for 7 days after delivery, after which they will be returned to the owning library if not picked up.

Loan Period

60 day loan period.  No renewals.  $90 lost book fee.

More Information

Contact Interlibrary Services
(415) 338-1727 / dds@sfsu.edu