The Library's Circulation Front Desk is the place to go for help with borrowing library materials such as books, videos, course reserves, and materials checked out through CSU+ and Interlibrary Loan items. In addition to checking out library materials, we also have laptops available for student use while on campus. For questions or further information, please call 209-667-3234 or visit us during regular library hours.
Rental textbooks from the campus Bookstore should be returned to the Bookstore, not the Library book drops.
You may return library books, DVD & CD disks (check-outs from Stan State Library, through CSU+ & Interlibrary Loan) in-person or to the two book drops on the Turlock campus. The book drops are located by the Reflecting Pond and between Bizzini Hall and the Library building. You may also return library materials to the Stockton campus book drop in front of Acacia Court.
Library fines occur when library materials are returned or renewed after the due date. Library loans overdue for 60 days or more are assumed to be lost and your account will be billed for the replacement cost plus a service charge. At this time a hold is also placed on grades, transcripts and registration. Please notify Library Circulation if your address or phone number has changed. This will help us reach you promptly when we need to contact you.
If you feel you have received an overdue notice in error or have any questions about your library account, please call the Circulation Desk at 209-667-3234.
To avoid the hassle of fines and billing, remember to return borrowed items promptly. You can also check to see if items can be renewed.
If you wish to file an appeal for your library fines, fill out the Application for Fine Appeal form (PDF). You may submit this form in person at the Library Circulation Desk or by email to FinesAppeal@Library.csustan.edu.
Charges can be paid either via CASHNet (students only via myCSUSTAN) or at the Cashier's Office in the Mary Stuart Rogers Building (MSR 100).
Most books, theses and videos borrowed from the University Library collection can be renewed online using your personal Library Catalog account.
Note: Be sure to check the due dates after renewing to make sure the titles have been correctly renewed.
Some books borrowed from another library via Interlibrary Loan may be renewed, at the discretion of the lending library. Use the ILLiad system to request a renewal. Photocopies of journal articles do not need to be returned.
If the book or periodical you are looking for is already checked out and not available via CSU+, you can request that the item be recalled. To initiate a recall, bring the call number and/or title of the item to the Library's Circulation Desk and request that the item be recalled for you. When the recalled item is available, you will be notified to pick them up at the Circulation Desk. Campus ID/Library card is required for all library transactions.