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Circuit Borrowing Policies


These policies apply to CSU San Marcos Kellogg Library patrons.


Who can request through the Circuit

The Circuit is available only to the following CSU San Marcos patrons that have a campus ID, current validation, and are in good standing with the library.

Eligible Patrons include CSU San Marcos:

  • Faculty
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Staff
  • Students
  • Registered Distance Education Students

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All eligible Kellogg Library patrons may order and have up to 20 Circuit items on their record at any given time.



Material type, loan period & restrictions

Only books are available through the Circuit.

Circuit books are checked out for 60 days.

Books borrowed through the Circuit cannot be placed on Reserve.

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There are no renewals on Circuit books.

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The owning library reserves the right to recall Circuit materials at any time. Recalled materials must be returned to the Kellogg Library Circulation Desk immediately.

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Overdue & Lost Material

Circuit books must be deposited in one of our book drops or returned to the Kellogg Library Circulation Desk on or before the due date.

There are no overdue fees on Circuit books.

Overdue Circuit materials are billed 15 days after the duedate. Replacement costs for all Circuit materials are as follows:

Item Charge: $100.00
Processing Fee: $ 25.00
Billing Fee: $ 15.00
Total: $140.00

If a patron believes they have already returned a billed Circuit book, they can file a “Claims Returned” at the Kellogg Library Circulation Desk. The material will be searched for here at the Kellogg Library as well as at the owning library. If found, the material is permanently cleared off the patron’s record. The “Claims Returned” material that is not found must be paid for by the patron.

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Damaged material

Circuit materials must be returned in the same condition as they were received. A patron should report damage upon receiving the material at the checkout desk and it will be noted on the paging slip.

Examples of damage include but are not limited to the following:

  • Any lead, ink, or highlighter markings
  • Stains of any kind
  • Pet chewed covers or spines
  • Torn or cut pages
  • Folded page corners
  • Water damage– includes damage caused by any fluid
  • Use of post-it notes*

*Although Post-It notes can be easily removed from pages, they leave a chemical residue behind that can cause long term damage to the books. It is recommended that you use index cards or strips of paper for page markers and/or note taking.

Books returned with damage are sent to the Circuit Operations unit where repair costs are estimated. The patron returning the damaged material will be billed for the repairs.

Books with excessive damage must be replaced. The replacement cost for damaged material is listed above in the Overdue & Lost Material section.

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