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 Typesort descending 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
Extended Learning (non-matriculated) Library Special Borrower Card 16 Weeks 7 Days 7 Days Yes No Yes
Undergraduate / Graduate Student SF State OneCard 16 Weeks 7 Days 7 Days Yes Yes Yes
Visiting CSU Student / Mutual Use Home Campus ID Card 60 days 7 Days 7 Days Yes No Yes

Technology Services

Use of Library computers, laptop borrowing, MakerSpace and more.

Patron Typesort descending 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

Other Services

After Hours Access & Use of Special Collections.

Patron Typesort descending 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