Library Services by Patron Type
Most spaces in the Library on floors Ground, 1 & 2 will be open to SF State faculty, students and staff for Fall Semester 2021 starting Monday, August 16, 2021. Please be prepared to show the GHG Ambassador the green dot for your daily health screening.
Please see our guide to how to access our services and collections and contact us with any questions you may have here.
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|