What is digitization on demand and how do I get it?

CSUSM students, faculty, and staff may submit requests for materials from the Library's physical collection to be digitized. To submit a digitization request, login to Interlibrary Loan and submit a book chapter or article request for the material you would like digitized. You will receive an email when the material is available.


What are Interlibrary Loan and CSU+?

Interlibrary Loan and CSU+ are free services that allow CSUSM students, faculty, and staff to request library materials not available at the University Library from partner libraries in California, nationwide and around the world.


How do I use Interlibrary Loan and CSU+?

     Interlibrary Loan

  1. Login to Interlibrary Loan. If this is your first time using Interlibrary Loan, you will be asked to register.
  2. Fill out the form and submit.
  3. You will be notified via email when your item is available. Books are held for pickup at the 3rd floor Circulation Desk.


  1. Login to OneSearch with your University ID and password.
  2. Search the CSU catalog by selecting the dropdown menu in OneSearch: California State University Collections
  3. If logged in, you will see a blue link: Request from CSU Libraries. Click on the link to submit your request.


What types of materials can be requested?

Use Interlibrary Loan to request articles, books, media, etc. from any library worldwide

Use CSU+ to request books and media from other CSUs


How long does it take?

Books coming from other CSUs will arrive within 2-5 business days.

Books coming from other lenders via USPS/UPS may take 1-2 weeks.

Articles may come within hours but usually not longer than a week.

How do I get my materials?

All articles are delivered electronically to your ILL account. You will receive an email when your article is available.

Loans are held for pickup at the Circulation Desk.

How long can a book be checked out for?

CSU+ materials check out for 16 weeks. Loan periods for Interlibray Loan materials vary and are determined by the owning library. Each library has it's own loan period.

Can I renew my items?

CSU+ materials are not renewable. However, you can order another copy if available.

ILL renewals may be requested providing the owning library allows renewals. Renewals must be requested before the due date. To request a renewal, log into your Interlibrary Loan account and choose "Renew Items".

Is there a charge for these services?

There is no charge for Interlibrary Loan and CSU+. The Library subsidizes all overhead costs.


For more information, visit the Interlibrary Loan and CSU+ Borrowing Policies page.



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