Staff Support Services

Staff Support Services

Borrowing Privileges
Interlibrary Loan
Online Searching
Reference Services

Borrowing Privileges
CSLA staff members are entitled to borrow most books for 28 calendar days from the date the books are charged. A maximum of 30 books may be checked out at one time. Periodical issues and bound volumes do not circulate. Books may be renewed in person at the Circulation Desk, First Floor, Library North, or on the OPAC, for an additional 28 calendar days. Books may be renewed a total of two times.

Books are subject ro recall fourteen days after checkout. Books must be returned within seven days if recalled for another user. All staff are expected to honor the shorter loan periods specified for some books, such as those on reserve that contain assigned reading for students.

Staff members may arrange for borrowing privileges at other CSU libraries. Staff are required to honor the loan policies of the lending institutions. Use this link to access local libraries, as well as to learn more about CSU mutual use agreements.

Interlibrary Loan
Materials not owned by the Library are usually available from other libraries. Current staff of CSULA are eligible for CSULA InterLibrary Loan services. You will need your Golden Eagle one card to pick up all requests at the Circulation desk and to make a Pharos request.

You may make Requests in three ways:

  • Use Pharos ILL to automatically request materials. See this guide to Direct Borrowing and Interlibrary Loan using the Pharos CSU Catalog for more information.

  • Submit an ILL request online. See this guide to Interlibrary Loan for more information.


  • Obtain ILL request forms at the Reference Center Desk. Complete one card for each book or article needed and submit the forms at the Reference Center.

Materials may be picked up at the Circulation Desk. It usually takes an average of 3 to 10 working days to fulfill interlibrary loan requests.

Materials borrowed by the Library on behalf of staff via Interlibrary Loan must be returned to the Circulation Desk by the date due.

Photocopies will be mailed to staff members at their campus mail addresses. Materials that are provided to staff in the form of photocopies do not need to be returned.

Articles in electronic format will be delivered via email attachments and they can be retrieved from your NIS email account.

For faculty and staff: logon to
Online Database Searching
The Library subscribes to more than 120 databases and systems available for End-User Online Searching by staff. Many of these systems have licensing agreements which restrict their use. Most databases are available in the Library and in the campus computer labs. Some databases may be searched remotely from home through the campus network.

Reference Services
Reference librarians are available at the Reference Center, First Floor, Library North, during the following hours (subject to change during breaks and Summer Quarter):
Monday through Thursday             9:00 am -  9:00 pm
Friday                              9:00 am -  5:00 pm
Saturday                           10:00 am -  6:00 pm
Sunday                             12:00 pm -  8:00 pm
Reference College Services and Department Liaison Librarians are also available by appointment for consultation regarding class assignments and general reference and referral.