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borrowing and reserves

Library North, 1st Floor

General Information Loan and Fee Policies My Library

Books File Folder


Interlibrary Loan
Partner Libraries

General Information   The Service Desk staff and students will help you with: borrowing books & course reserve items; picking up materials you requested through Interlibrary Loan; lost-and-found; making change; and paying library 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 Cal State LA & LACHSA students, staff, and faculty  

Guest Cards for book borrowing
are issued to: 
1) Extended Ed Students 
2) Temporary & Part-time Faculty 
3) Cal State LA Alumni Association Members 
4) Local High School students 
5) Community members who purchase a "Community Borrowers Card"

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, CDs, DVDs: 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
  • Change Money: change a 5, 10, or 20 dollar bill and exchange coins for bills
  • Lost-and-found: manage (for the entire Library)

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