Borrowing privileges

Eligible borrowers
Find out who is eligible to borrow materials from the library.

My Library Record and PIN

My 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.

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.

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.