Services for Community & Alumni

Services for Community & Alumni

The California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) University Library is open to the public. Information on parking can be found here. All visitors are welcome to:

  • Borrow books and items in open collections in the library
  • Use the one designated guest computer
  • Access campus Wi-Fi
  • Access most electronic resources in the Library
  • Access federal and state publications in the Library
  • Research Help is available from the Circulation & Reserves Desk

Additional information about Alumni Library privileges can be found at Getting Started - Alumni

Stop by the 3rd floor Circulation & Reserves desk to get a Borrower's card or make an appointment with IITS to get a picture ID card.

All library users are expected to adhere to the Library Conduct Policy, and services to the general public are provided subject to availability of staff and resources.

Circulation/Borrowing Privileges

For information about borrowing privileges, please see our Borrowing Books and Media page. There you will find information for community users, alumni, faculty, and students.

Group study rooms are for CSUSM student academic use only. More information regarding the policy on groups study rooms is available on the Library website.

Public Use of Computers & Printing

The CSUSM University Library provides computer workstations to support the scholarly activities of active CSUSM faculty, students and staff.

Visitors may use the one designated guest computer on the 3rd floor. This guest computer is intended for quick use, and provides basic Internet access. Software applications, including Microsoft Office, are not available to visitors due to licensing restrictions. It is recommended that users bring a USB flash drive for saving documents.

All library users are also welcome to bring their own laptops and use the CSUSM wireless network.

There is no guest printing available.

Books and periodicals may be scanned using the 3rd floor Scan & Print room book scanner. These scans can be emailed to the user or saved to a USB drive.

Library users may seek assistance from Research Help on the 3rd floor or the Student Technology Help Desk on the 2nd floor. General questions regarding printing should be directed to the Student Technology Help Desk at (760)750-4790.

All library users are expected to adhere to the University Library Policy on Appropriate Use of Computer Workstations.

Electronic Resources

Access to most of our subscription/licensed electronic databases is available on site using personal laptops or the guest computer. Remote access is not permitted due to licensing restrictions.