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Who is eligible to borrow books from the SDSU Library?

  • SDSU faculty, staff, and students
  • Extended Studies students
  • Retired SDSU faculty and staff
  • Lifetime members of the SDSU Alumni Association (with membership card)
  • Permanent employees of the SDSU Foundation
  • Faculty from WASC-accredited institutions of higher learning (colleges and universities) in San Diego and Imperial Counties
  • All CSU Faculty, staff, and students with valid CSU ID
  • SDSU students not currently enrolled, but working on incompletes
  • SDSU students on official leaves of absence
  • SDSU campus clergy
  • Other individuals as permitted by Library Administration and Circulation Services


Local businesses can apply for corporate borrower cards:

  • Submit an application in writing on letterhead listing authorized users
  • Applicants must accept financial responsibility for all materials borrowed on their cards
  • $150 annual fee
  • Up to 5 cards can be issued in any one corporate entity's name
  • Authorized users must present corporate card and picture ID when borrowing books
  • Corporate borrowers may borrow up to 5 books at a time
  • 28-day loan period for books
  • No interlibrary Loan or hold privileges are granted
  • No remote access to online subscription resources

Contact Us

Circulation Contact

Location: Library Addition, 1st Floor
Phone: 619.594.6793
Email: circulation@sdsu.edu

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