Borrowing Policies


Cal State LA Books

Initial borrowing period Maximum borrowing period
Students
Undergraduate and graduate
16 weeks 48 weeks
Faculty & Staff 1 year 3 years
LACHSA
30 days 90 days
Alumni & Community 30 days 90 days
Other Cal State users 60 days 60 days

Notes

  • Items can be renewed as often as needed until the maximum borrowing period has been reached.
  • Due dates for checked-out materials may be shortened if needed for course reserve, you will be notified by email.
  • Some items in the main collection are for in-library use only and cannot be checked out. Their records will indicate Not loanable after you have logged in to OneSearch.

Fines & Fees

  • You will be charged a $75 replacement fee plus a $15 billing fee for each item when it is 2 weeks overdue. You may provide an acceptable replacement copy in lieu of the $75 replacement fee.
  • If you damage an item you will be charged for repair or replacement.
  • Fees can be paid by cash or check at the Service Desk, First Floor, Library North.
  • Unreturned items and unpaid fees will prevent you from requesting and checking out additional material and may affect your ability to register for classes or receive transcripts.

Cal State LA Video, Audio, & Other Media

Borrowing period Total concurrent checkouts
Students
Undergraduate and graduate
30 days 5 items
Faculty & Staff 30 days 10 items
LACHSA
30 days 1 item
Alumni & Community Same day in library use 1 item
Other Cal State users 30 days 5 items

Notes

  • Video, audio, and all other media items may not be renewed.
  • Due dates for checked-out items may be shortened if needed for course reserve, you will be notified by email.
  • Video, audio, and other media items may be booked in OneSearch by Faculty, Staff, and Teaching/Graduate Assistants to ensure they are available when needed.
  • Same day use DVDs are due back at closing on the day which they are checked out.

Fines & Fees

  • You will be charged the cost of the item plus a $15 billing fee for each item that is 2 weeks overdue. The cost of regular circulating DVDs is between $20 and $75. The cost of Same day use DVDs is between $150 and $1000. You may provide an acceptable replacement copy in lieu of the replacement fee.
  • If you damage an item you will be charged for replacement.
  • If you do not return the media sleeve/case you will be billed replacement until it is returned.
  • Fees can be paid by cash or check at the Service Desk, First Floor, Library North.
  • Unreturned items and unpaid fees will prevent you from requesting and checking out additional material and may affect your ability to register for classes or receive transcripts.

Items on course reserve

Borrowing period Hourly fines Maximum concurrent checkouts
Students
Undergraduate and graduate
determined by instructor $1 per hour per item 5 items
Faculty & Staff determined by instructor n/a 5 items
LACHSA
determined by instructor $1 per hour per item 1 item
Alumni & Community 2 hours in library use $1 per hour per item 1 item
Other Cal State users 2 hours in library use $1 per hour per item 1 item

Notes

  • Reserves cannot be renewed.
  • The borrowing period is determined by the instructor who placed the material on reserve, the default is 2 hours/overnight.
  • Reserves checked out to Alumni & Community members are due back in two hours or at closing, whichever is sooner.

Fines & Fees

  • Late fines are charged every hour the library is open.
  • The maximum late fine is $25 per transaction.
  • You will be charged a $75 replacement fee plus a $15 billing fee for each item that is not returned in addition to the late fine. You may provide an acceptable replacement copy in place of the replacement fee.
  • Fees can be paid by cash or check at the Service Desk, First Floor, Library North.
  • Unreturned items and unpaid fees will prevent you from requesting and checking out additional material and may affect your ability to register for classes or receive transcripts.

Items from other libraries

CSU+ items borrowing period Non CSU Library items borrowing period
Students
Undergraduate and graduate
30 or 60 days varies
Faculty & Staff 30 or 60 days varies
LACHSA
30 or 60 days varies
Alumni & Community n/a n/a
Other Cal State users n/a n/a

Notes

  • Items borrowed from other libraries cannot be renewed.
  • Items will be held for pickup for 7 days.
  • The borrowing period is determined by the lending library.
  • CSU+ and InterLibrary Loan services are not available for Alumni & Community members or users from other Cal State Camuses.

Fines & Fees

  • You will be charged a $90 replacement fee for each item when it is 2 weeks overdue.
  • Fees can be paid by cash or check at the Service Desk, First Floor, Library North.
  • Unreturned items and unpaid fees will prevent you from requesting and checking out additional material and may affect your ability to register for classes or receive transcripts.

Limits

Maximum concurrent checkouts Maximum overdue items Maximum money owed
Students
Undergraduate and graduate
100 items 10 items $10
Faculty & Staff 500 items 25 items $1000
LACHSA
20 items 5 items $10
Alumni & Community 20 items 1 item $10
Other Cal State users 20 items 1 item $10

Notes

  • Reaching any of the above limits will block your account from further transactions.

Library cards and borrowing accounts

  • Cal State LA students, faculty, and staff your Golden Eagle One Card is your Library card. Your information has already been provided to the Library by the Registrar or Human Resources to create a borrowing account. This includes students, faculty, and staff for the School of Professional and Global Education.
  • LACHSA and Stern MASS students and staff your school ID is your Library card. The Library must have a Library Borrowing Account Application filled out by you on file (students: your parent or legal guardian needs to sign the form).
  • LA County High School students and teachers may fill out a Library Borrowing Account Application to have a borrowing account created. You will be assigned a borrowing card by the Library that must be presented each time you wish to checkout an item from the Library's collection.
  • Current students, faculty, and staff of other CSU campuses your home campus ID is your Library card.

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