Check-Out Policies

Your Library Card

CSUSB students, faculty, and staff: Coyote OneCard (CSUSB ID card).

Other CSU students, faculty, and staff: home campus ID card.

If you are not a current CSUSB student or employee, you must apply for a library card, and a fee may be involved. Please see information for Alumni, Community & Visitors.

Check-Out Periods/Renewals

  Books Featured Magazines* Laptops & Calculators Multimedia Equipment Media (DVD, VHS, CD)
CSUSB Students 6 weeks + 1 auto renewal 1 week, no renewals 4 hours,1 renewal 3 days, 1 renewal. 
GoPro: 7 days, no renewals.
30 days, no renewals, limit of 5
CSUSB Faculty/Staff 6 months + 1 auto renewal 1 week, no renewals No 3 days, 1 renewal. 
GoPro: 7 days, no renewals.
30 days, no renewals, limit of 5
Alumni, Community & Visitors 30 days, no renewals 1 week, no renewals No No In-house use only

*Bound Periodicals can not be checked out

The most recent issue of a Featured Magazine (displayed in a plastic cover) cannot be checked out.

Is the Book You Need Already Checked Out?

Request the book through CSU+ or through Interlibrary Loan. Talk to staff at the Check-Out Desk for assistance in locating the book.

Is the Book You Need Not Checked Out, But Not Where it Should Be?

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.

Computer & Equipment Checkouts

  • Laptops & calculators are loaned to current CSUSB students only.
  • Prior to checking out a laptop or iPad for the first time, the borrower must sign a form accepting responsibility for the laptop and its accessories and the associated fees for not returning it, or returning it late or damaged.
  • No overnight loans for calculators, or laptops on 4-hour checkout.
  • You must return equipment to the same desk where you checked it out.
  • Library Media Services Equipment Lending Program

*In addition to lost or damaged fees we also charge a $15 service charge per item.

Overdue and Lost or Damaged Fees

  Overdue Fees Lost or Damaged Fees
Books 25 cents per book per day; $10 max. per item. Cost of repair or replacement plus $15 service charge per item.
Course Reserves 2 hr.: $2 per item per hour, $100 max. per item.

24 hr.: $1 per item per hour, $100 max. per item.
Cost of repair or replacement plus $15 service charge per item.
Featured Magazines $1 per item per day, $10 max. per item. Cost of repair or replacement plus $15 service charge per item.
Laptops $10 per item per hour, $480 max. per item. Up to $1,300 for laptops, $40 for Kensington locks, $80 for power chargers.
Calculators $10 per item per hour, $120 max. per item. Replacement fee of $150.
Movies/Audio Books $2 per item per day, $26 max per item. Single Media: Cost of repair or replacement plus $15 service charge per item.

Boxed Media Sets: With one or more missing item, replacement cost of entire set plus $15 service charge.
Headphones Marked lost after 3 days Replacement fee of $16

*Late fines for media apply to ALL user groups

Paying Fines or Fees

Payment may be made:

  • For CSUSB students & employees only: 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.