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Who May Borrow


In general, Library borrowing is available to anyone age 18 or over who is either affiliated with the University or a member of the local community. All borrowers must have a Library ID Card made at the ID Office (L110A).

The following categories of patrons are eligible for cards:

STUDENTS - Regularly enrolled at the University; enrolled in University Extension (including under 18); enrolled at other CSUs; not enrolled but working on thesis, with faculty permission

STAFF - Employees of the University and its auxiliaries, regardless of time base; spouse proxy; retired

FACULTY - Employees of the University and its auxiliaries, regardless of time base; spouse proxy; emeritus; other CSU, UC

RESIDENTS - HSU Alumni Association members; Alumni of other CSUs; local community residents; local high school students under 18, with school and parent permission; Student intern supervisors such as mentor teachers & fieldwork supervisors

Costs may vary, as well as some borrowing privileges [i.e., loan periods (see Circulation rules), search/hold/recall, remote access to licensed databases, and Interlibrary Loan] among borrower categories. For more information, call the ID Office at (707)826-5601.

Most of our bookstacks are open to the public, and in-library use of materials does not require a Library ID Card. In-library use of some protected collections - Print Reserve and special Case collection - requires a photo ID such as driver's license.