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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
User Category Books Laptops & Calculators Multimedia Equipment Media (DVD, VHS, CD)
CSUSB Students 16 weeks, no renewals Until end of semester 3 days, 1 renewal. 
GoPro: 7 days, no renewals.
30 days, no renewals, limit of 5
CSUSB Faculty/Staff 6 months + 1 auto renewal No 3 days, 1 renewal. 
GoPro: 7 days, no renewals.
30 days, no renewals, limit of 5
Alumni, Community & Visitors 30 days, no renewals No No In-house use only

Is the Book You Need Already Checked Out?

Request the book from another library through Interlibrary Loan.

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

Place a search request on it at the Library Service Desk on the first floor. You will be notified by email if the item is located.

Would You Like to Request a Book for Pick Up?

In OneSearch, CSUSB students and employees can sign in to request a book for pick up from the library's lockers or from the Library Service Desk. See our Library Guide, Request Items for Pickup: Books, Media, and More.

Computer & Equipment Checkouts

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

Overdue and Lost or Damaged Fees
Item Category Overdue Fees Lost or Damaged Fees
Books 25 cents per book per day; $10 max. per item.

$75 replacement fee plus a $15 processing fee per item; or an acceptable replacement copy in lieu of the $75 replacement fee.

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 processing fee per item.
Laptops Marked lost if not returned. Up to $1,300 for laptops, $40 for Kensington locks, $80 for power chargers.
Specialty Calculators Marked lost if not returned. 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 processing fee per item.

Boxed Media Sets: With one or more missing item, replacement cost of entire set plus $15 processing fee.
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 Library Service Desk with a 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.

Emeritus Faculty

CSUSB Emeritus Faculty have all of the same library use privileges as regularly employed faculty, including Interlibrary Loan and remote access to online resources. When completing your retirement paperwork, please check with Faculty Affairs to make sure that you are designated "Emeritus" in PeopleSoft, because this may not happen automatically. 

Emeritus statuses in PeopleSoft are easily overwritten. For example, if you retire fully from the university, then return to teach as a part-time instructor, your most recent employment status as a part-timer may supersede your Emeritus designation. If this occurs, please consult Faculty Affairs to have your Emeritus status restored in PeopleSoft. The library cannot change PeopleSoft designations.