CSUSM students, faculty and staff and limited reciprocal borrowing for North County Community Colleges and other CSUs.
Periodicals and reference books do not circulate.
Community Borrower cards are available at a cost of $30.00. Please visit the Community Borrowers page for more information.
Circulating library books may be checked out at the 3rd floor Circulation desk for 13 weeks for faculty and graduate students, 4 weeks for all other patrons.
Videos, DVDs, CDs, audio cassettes, and other formats are located in the Media Library and check out for one week.
There is a maximum checkout of:
The checkout limit for media material is four of each format.
Items may be renewed two times online, at the Circulation desk or by phone.
Media can be renewed one time online, at the Circulation desk or by phone.
Patrons may place holds (recalls) on materials checked out by another person. All materials may be recalled after two weeks of use. Material needed for reserve may be recalled at any time. Recalled materials are subject to fines if not returned by the prescribed date and a hold may be placed on the borrower's record.
Item holds must be placed at the Circulation Desk. When the returned item is ready for pickup an e-mail will be sent. The item will be held for the requester for one week. When library material is unavailable patrons should use the Circuit to obtain the item from one of our consortial partners (SDSU, UCSD, USD, SDCL or SDPL).
Overdue fees are $0.25 per day (Max. $25.00) per item.
Overdue fees for circulating media materials are $1.00 per day.
Overdue fees for media equipment are $5.00 per day, per item.
Administrators are defined in this policy as Presidents, Vice Presidents, Associate Vice Presidents, Deans, and Directors.
With a current CSUSM ID faculty and administrators are allowed the following:
Faculty and administrators are responsible for the timely return of library materials. Materials not renewed or returned by the due date are overdue. A hold will be placed on the library record of anyone who has overdue materials and billed 21 days after due date. Library privileges will be suspended until the material is returned.
Be advised that material checked out in this manner will be on the faculty member's / administrator's record. Ultimate responsibility for the material belongs to the faculty member/administrator. Any overdue notices, bills or suspension of privileges will appear on the faculty member's/administrator's record. It is important that your teaching assistants/support staff do not abuse this privilege and check out their materials under the Administator's name.
Faculty and administrators may grant their teaching assistants or support staff permission to check out materials in their name. A written consent form (PDF, 53K) must be filled out each semester prior to these checkouts being allowed. ID will be required at each checkout to verify that the teaching assistant or support staff is the one allowed this privilege.