Borrowing Books and Media

We welcome all CSUSM faculty, staff, students and Other users to the University Library.

Borrowing privileges for groups other than current CSUSM users are listed below and in the campus catalog.

  • Borrowed items must be returned to the CSUSM Library
  • A maximum of ten (10) items may be borrowed at one time
  • Books and media may be renewed once
  • Lost or damaged items are billed the replacement cost and a nonrefundable $10.00 billing fee per item
  • Overdue item fine: books 0.25 per item, per day; media 1.00 per item, per day
  • Electronic resources, such as databases and ebooks, can only be accessed in person at the library guest computer. Electronic resources cannot be accessed remotely (outside of the Library)
  • Group Study Rooms are for CSUSM student use only

Please visit the Library 3rd floor Circulation & Reserves desk to apply for a library borrower card

  • CSUSM Alumni member with proof of current Alumni membership status
  • Community Borrower cards provide a picture ID
  • Community Colleges and Mutual users: Mira Costa, Palomar, UCSD and USD provide their current campus ID card
  • Other CSU Alumni members with current campus ID card


Library Services Desk:

Call: (760) 750-4348

We can be reached during the Library's operational hours. Please check the library website for hours.

Submit a Quick Question.

Library Services Desk staff will respond to your email within 24 hours.