Library Services by Patron Type
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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 CSU+ and ILLiad, off-campus access to databases and more.
|Patron Type||ID Required||Books||Current Periodicals||Gov Pubs||CSU+ / ILLiad||Renewals||Remote Access to DBs||Media Viewing & Listening|
|Extended Learning (matriculated)||SF State OneCard||16 Weeks||7 Days||7 Days||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Extended Learning (non-matriculated)||Library Special Borrower Card||16 Weeks||7 Days||7 Days||No||Yes||No||Yes|
|Undergraduate / Graduate Student||SF State OneCard||16 Weeks||7 Days||7 Days||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Visiting CSU Student / Mutual Use||Home Campus ID Card||60 days||7 Days||7 Days||No||Yes||No||Yes|
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|
|Extended Learning (matriculated)||SF State OneCard||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Extended Learning (non-matriculated)||Library Special Borrower Card||No||No||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Undergraduate / Graduate Student||SF State OneCard||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Visiting CSU Student / Mutual Use||Home Campus ID Card||No||No||Yes||No||No||No||No|
After Hours Access & Use of Special Collections.
|Patron Type||ID Type||After Hours Access||Special Collections|
|Extended Learning (matriculated)||SF State OneCard||Yes with required ID||Yes|
|Extended Learning (non-matriculated)||Library Special Borrower Card||No||Yes|
|Undergraduate / Graduate Student||SF State OneCard||Yes with required ID||Yes|
|Visiting CSU Student / Mutual Use||Home Campus ID Card||Yes with required ID||Yes|