Community Members: Check-Out Policies

Including CSUSB Alumni Assn.; Library Associates; Inland Empire Academic Libraries Cooperative (IEALC); School Teachers (San Bernardino & Riverside Counties, but not Substitute Teachers); Other CSUs (faculty & students)

Can I renew the items I check out?

Yes, you are allowed two renewals per item unless there is a hold on it. Renew items online via My Library Account, or in person at the Check-Out Desk.

Loan Periods by Type of Material

The total number of items checked out cannot exceed 5.

  • Books: 28 days
  • Featured Books: 2 weeks (no renewals)
  • Audio Books: 2 weeks (no renewals)
  • Current Periodicals: 1 week (no renewals)
    Note: issues in plastic covers in the first floor display do not circulate.
  • Art Prints: 28 days
  • Audiocassettes & CDs: Library use only
  • DVDs, Blu-Rays, etc.: 3 days (limit of 2 total which may include 1 boxed set) (no renewals)

Overdue Fees

  • Books: $0.25 per day, per item; maximum of $10 per item.
  • Course Reserves: $1 per hour, per item; maximum of $25 per item.
  • Featured Books & Audio Books: $1 per day, per item; maximum of $10 per item.
  • DVDs, Blu-Rays, etc.: $2 per day, per item; maximum of $26 per item.

Lost or Damaged Fees

  • Cost of repair or replacement plus $10 service charge per item.
  • Boxed DVD sets with one or more missing discs: replacement cost of entire set plus $10 service charge.

Placing a Search Request

Can't locate an item on the shelf? Place a search request on it at the Check-Out Desk on the first floor. You will be notified by email if the item is located.

Paying Fines or Fees

Payment may be made:

  • Online by logging in to My Library Account.
  • In person at the Check-Out Desk with cash or check
  • By mail (make check payable to CSUSB Library) and send to:
    CSUSB Library
    5500 University Parkway
    San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397
    Attn: Circulation Dept.

Academic Holds

When balance is paid in full, “Holds” on University Records will normally be cleared within 2 business days.