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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
  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 Check-Out 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 Check-Out Desk. See our Library Guide, Request Items for Pickup: Books, Media, and More.

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.
  • 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.
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 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 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.