University Library, Borrowing and Reserves

 (323) 343-3988 (Circulation)  
 (323) 343-3986 (Reserves)  



Library North, 1st Floor




General Information   The Circulation Desk staff and students will help you with: borrowing books & course reserve items; picking up materials you requested through Interlibrary Loan; lost-and-found; and paying your (oh no you didn't!) overdue book fines.

How do I check out books?
  • Your Cal State L.A. One Card (your student ID) serves as your library card
     Applies to: currently enrolled CSULA & LACHSA students, staff, and faculty  
  • Guest Cards for book borrowing
        Are issued to:  1) Extended Ed Students  2) Temporary & Part-time Faculty 
        3) CSULA Alumni Association Members  4) Local High School students 
        5) Community members who join the "Friends of the Library"
  • Mutual Use Borrowers
        Use your school ID card 

    Note: Alumni Association members and community members must give the Library their Social Security number to establish a Library file. This and all other personal information will be held only in confidential files, which require staff to enter a password for access.

  • Services Provided:
  • Books: check out
  • Reserves: pick up and check out
  • Interlibrary Loan: pick up and check out
  • Holds: place, pick up and check out
  • Fines: pay invoices and overdue fees
  • Book Sale: sell items
  • Lost-and-found: manage (for the entire Library)

  • Course Reserves
  • Locate course reserve materials
  • Electronic Reserves
  • Reserve loan periods