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Eligible Borrowers, Community/Alumni Members, Corporations



Online Renewal



Special Returns, Drive-Up Returns, Campus Returns, Mail Returns



Placing Holds on Checked-Out Books, Search Services



Borrow from Other Libraries, Setup an ILL Account, ILL FAQ



Lending to Other Libraries, Fines

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Home >> Borrowing

Find a Book

Search the SDSU library catalog.

Find a Book

Renew Your Book

Renew your book online.

Renew Your Book

Return Your Book

Where and how you can return your book.

Return Your Book

Place a Hold on a Book

All recalling/placing holds on checked-out books.

Place a Hold on a Book

Borrow from Another Library

How you can borrow from another library.

Borrow from Another Library

Borrow Media Equipment

Borrow video cameras, laptops, tablets, eReaders, cords etc.

Borrow Media Equipment

Your Library Record and PIN

Your Library Record
Log in to view what books you have checked out, check the status of your holds and other requests, and renew books.

Create/reset PIN
If you're a new SDSU student/faculty/staff, you can create a library PIN to access library resources. If you've forgotten your PIN, you can reset it.

Returns, Holds, Searches, Renewals

Information on book return locations and returning by mail.

To reserve an item currently checked out by another borrower, you may place a Hold on it, either online or at the Circulation Desk.

Can't find a book in the stacks? You may place a ‘Request/Hold’ on the item from any terminal within the library and we'll search for it.

How to log into your Library Record and renew materials.

Loan Periods and Fines

Loan periods
A chart of the loan periods and the number of renewals permitted, which vary according to patron, material, and location types.

Information on how much library fines are and how to pay them.

Appealing library fines
If you think the library has made an error or if you have a special situation that made it difficult for you to return or renew materials on time, you may file an appeal. Charges may be upheld, reduced or cancelled. Appeals must be filed within 30 days of billing.

Course Reserves

Course reserves
The Library holds material on course reserve for faculty across campus. Students can check most of these books and periodicals out for loan periods determined by the course professor, at the Circulation / Course Reserves desk. Multimedia is on reserve at the Media Center.

Contact Us

Circulation Contact

Location: Library Addition, 1st Floor
Phone: 619.594.6793

sdsu library circulation desk area