Student Support Services
Continuing CSULA undergraduate students may borrow most books for 28 calendar days from the date the books are checked out. There is a maximum of 30 books at any given time.
Graduate students may check out books for the entire quarter, with books due the first day of the next quarter. There is a maximum of 60 books at any given time.
Books may be renewed in person at the Loan Desk, First Floor, Library North, or books may be renewed online. Renewals are for an additional 28 calendar days for undergraduates, and an additional quarter for graduates. Books may be renewed a total of two times.
Books are subject to recall fourteen days after checkout. Books must be returned within seven days if recalled for another user. All students are expected to honor the shorter loan periods specified for some books, such as those on reserve that contain assigned readings.
Periodical issues and bound volumes do not circulate.
Students may arrange for direct borrowing privileges at any other CSU library. In addition, USC (fee required) and UCLA (fee required) libraries grant borrowing privileges to CSULA students. All students are required to honor the loan policies of the lending institutions. More information on this may be found on our Partner Libraries page.
Reserves makes assigned course readings available to students for short loan periods (1 hour, 1 day, 2 days, or 7 days). Materials on reserve may include: CSULA regular circulating books; faculty personal copies of books and other course-related material; selected government publications; and copies of articles photocopied in adherence to the United States Copyright Law.
Starting Winter Quarter 2004, the Library introduces a new service: Electronic Reserves! Most Articles and book chapters are available online, so you can access them 24 hours a day / 7 days a week!
When you get to the Library Catalog - Reserves page, look up the reserve material using either the course ID (e.g., BIOL 155), or the professor's last name. If any reserve material is available in electronic format, you will see a link that connects you to the electronic reserve material.
IMPORTANT: In order to access any item on electronic reserves, the professor must first give you a unique password for that course. Remember to get the password from the professor before you leave the class.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
You may make requests in two ways:
Electronic materials can be viewed online and print materials may be picked up at the Loan Desk. It usually takes an average of 3 to 10 working days to fulfill Interlibrary Loan requests.
After submitting your Interlibrary Loan requests, you can check your request status by using the Interlibrary Loan Status page. To see the status of your ILL items, you will need the barcode number from the back of your Golden Eagle One Card. Enter that along with your last name.
Print materials borrowed by the Library on behalf of students via Interlibrary Loan must be returned to the Loan Desk by the due date. Materials that are provided to students in the form of photocopies do not need to be returned.
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The Music & Media Center houses the CSULA's collection of non-print (audio & visual) materials. The media collections include: sound recordings (CDs and L.P. Records); video recordings (VHS videocassette and DVD); multimedia CD-ROMs; and music scores. Audio-visual equipment is available in the Music and Media Center for all formats. For additional information, visit the Music & Media Center website.
Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday 10:00 am - 8:00 pmCollege Services and Department Liaison Librarians are also available by appointment for consultation regarding class assignments and general reference and referral.
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