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Library access for alumni and community users is restricted due to the ongoing public health emergency.

All Visitors Are Welcome to:

  • Use books and materials in open collections within the library
  • Use designated guest computers for 2 hours/day
  • Access campus Wi-Fi
  • Access most electronic resources within the library
  • Access federal and state publications within the library
  • Obtain assistance from the research services desk

Public Use of Computers

The public computers for alumni and community users are closed due to the ongoing public health emergency.

Visitors may use selected workstations in Research Services (1st Floor, Library Addition). These workstations provide basic Internet access to the library's electronic resources. Registration (good for one year and requiring a government-issued ID) is required to use these computers. 

Use of these computers is limited to two hours per day. These computers shut down at 8 pm Sunday through Thursday, and at 6 pm Friday and Saturday. Productivity, statistical, and multimedia software are not available to visitors due to licensing restrictions. However you may use free web-based services such as Google Docs.

Community users are welcome to bring their own laptops and use the SDSU wireless network. A simple registration procedure is required the first time of use.

A guest print card (costs $1) is needed for printing from the computers. A tutorial is available showing how to buy the card and add money. More information on printing and photocopying is available.

Electronic Resources

Access to most of our subscription/licensed electronic databases is available onsite. Remote access is not permitted due to licensing restrictions. Free/No Subscription databases are available from anywhere. In addition, a wide variety of databases (with remote access) are available from your local public library (databases at San Diego City and San Diego County.)

Circulation/Borrowing Privileges

Community users may become a lifetime member of the SDSU Alumni Association in order to check out up to five books at a time. Please see the Alumni Association site for more information on their membership.

Community users may also borrow most SDSU books free of charge via Circuit at their local San Diego County Public Library branch.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan is not available to community users, guests, or alumni.