CSUSB Faculty & Staff: Check-Out Policies

Includes all categories of CSUSB faculty and currently employed CSUSB staff.

Can I renew the items I check out?

Yes, you are allowed one renewal per item unless there is a hold on an item or some other restriction applies. Ordinary books and art prints will automatically renew once.

Can someone else check out library materials for me?

Full time and part time faculty may authorize anyone you choose to check out library materials on your behalf, but you are financially responsible. Bring the person you want to authorize with you to the Check-Out Desk and ask for the Library Faculty Authorization Card; both of you will need to show ID.

Can I check out library materials from other libraries?

Your Coyote OneCard is good at all CSU libraries, however, contact the library in question to determine if they require any additional documentation for verification.

Please contact other libraries to make your own arrangements.

Loan Periods by Type of Material

  • Books: 6 months + 1 auto-renewal
  • Featured Books: 30 days, no renewals
  • Periodicals: Featured Magazines (but not most recent issues*) 1 week, no renewals
  • Art Prints: 6 months + 1 auto-renewal
  • iPads: 4 hours, 1 renewal
  • Multimedia Equipment: 3 days, 1 renewal
  • Media (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS, CD, Tapes): 30 days, no renewals, limit of 5
  • *Most recent issues have plastic covers.

Overdue Fees

  • Lost or damaged materials: cost of repair or replacement plus $15 service charge per item.
  • Featured Books: $1 per day, per item; maximum of $10 per item.
  • Featured Magazines: $1 per day, per item; maximum of $10 per item.
  • Media: $2 per day, per item; maximum of $26 per item.
  • Boxed DVD sets with one or more missing discs: replacement cost of entire set plus $15 service charge.
  • iPads $10 per hour, per item; maximum of $480.
  • Multimedia Equipment: $10 per hour, per item; maximum of $480

Placing a Hold or a Recall

Is the book you need already checked out? Place a hold (anytime) or recall (after 28 days) on it in person at the Check-Out Desk on the first floor, or online through the Pfau Library OneSearch. We will notify you via email when it is returned. Another solution that may be faster is to request the book through our Interlibrary Loan service.

Placing a Search Request

Can't locate an item on the shelf? Place a search request on it at the Check-Out Desk on the first floor. You will be notified by email if the item is located.

Paying Fines or Fees

Payment may be made:

  • Online by logging in to My Library Account.
  • In person at the Check-Out Desk with cash or check
  • By mail (make check payable to CSUSB Library) and send to:
    CSUSB Library
    5500 University Parkway
    San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397
    Attn: Circulation Dept.

Academic Holds

When balance is paid in full, “Holds” on University Records will normally be cleared within 2 business days.