Alumni and Community Users


Strategic Plan

Collections, Communicate & Connect, Spaces & Learning Environments, Teaching & Learning, Access to Information

Collection Development

Collections Guidelines, Collections Policies, Subscriptions, Infographics


Administrative, Faculty, Staff and Student Positions

Policies & Guidelines

Policies, Guidelines, Filming & Photography, Freedom of Access & Privacy, Code of Conduct, Alumni & Community Users

Support the Library

icon development

What Your Gift Can Do, Ways to Give, Endowments, Donor Wall, Successful Causes

Contact Us

Address, Phone Number, Social Media, Contact Form, Map Location

Home >> About Us >> Policies & Guidelines >> Alumni and Community Users

All Visitors Are Welcome to:

  • Use books and materials in open collections within the library
  • Use designated walk-up terminals to browse our holdings
  • Access campus Wi-Fi
  • Access most electronic resources within the library
  • Access federal and state publications within the library
  • Obtain research assistance

Public Use of Computers

The SDSU Library has walk-up terminals scattered throughout the two buildings where users may browse our physical collections.

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 laptops. 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.