Faculty Borrowing Information

Faculty Borrowing Period: One Year (unless otherwise noted)

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

Please inquire with Circulation Services.

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 when they become due. It is expected that books needed for continual consultation would be purchased by a faculty member and not provided by the Library. Books from most of our collections may be renewed by faculty once for a second year. (Learn more about renewals.)

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

For more detailed information, see the Borrowing Materials page.

Proxy Borrowing

A faculty member may authorize one assistant, for a one-semester period, to borrow 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 Desk on the 1st Floor with Circulation Services.

Long-term Leaves

Faculty intending to leave the local area for more than two weeks should make arrangements to ensure prompt return of all borrowed library materials when they are due. A faculty member who resigns or who will be away from the local area for their entire sabbatical leave or other reasons is required to return all Library materials before leaving.