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Circulation Desk

The Circulation Desk is located near the Library entrance. Go here to:

  • Register to borrow library materials (be sure to bring your current University ID card)
  • Check out, renew, and return library materials (You can also renew online by logging into OneSearch)
  • Inquire about books you were unable to locate on the shelves (Search / Item Not on Shelf)
  • Inquire about lost personal items (Lost and Found)

Borrowing Terms for User Groups

User Group Loan Period: Books Renewals Allowed: Books Loan Period: Media Renewals Allowed: Media Circulation Limits
CSULB Students 16 weeks 0 30 days 0 50
CSULB Faculty and Staff 1 year unlimited* 30 days 0 100
CSULB TAs and GAs 1 year unlimited* 30 days 0 100
CSU Students 60 days 0 30 days 0 10
CSU Faculty and Staff 60 days 0 30 days 0 10
CSU Alumni 21 days 4 1 week 1 10
Community College Students/Faculty/Staff 21 days 4 1 week 1 10
High School Faculty/Librarians/Students 21 days 4 1 week 1 10
Community Borrowers 21 days 4 1 week 1 4

Borrowing Terms for Interlibrary Services

Interlibrary Services Loan Period: Books Renewals Allowed: Books Loan Period: Media Renewals Allowed: Media
CSU+ 60 days 0 30 days 0
LINK+ 21 days 1 7 days 0
BeachReach set by lending library 0 set by lending library 0

You may use OneSearch, the CSULB Library catalog, to log in to "My Library Card" and Renew Books. When viewing "My Library Card" you can determine what materials are checked out to you, renew items checked out to you, and see what materials are on hold for you. If you need materials not available at CSULB, you have several options.

Returning Library Materials - Book Drops

Borrowed materials (except those borrowed through BeachReach, or LINK+) may be returned at any of the six library book bins on campus. The map below shows the location of those book drops.

  1. Beach Drive across from Residence Housing (RH2)
  2. Horn Center entrance
  3. State and East Campus Drive Turnaround (near the Science Building)
  4. South Turnaround between Education and Macintosh Buildings
  5. Two book drops at the Library entrance
  6. Parkside Commons Cafeteria Area

Larger Map of Locations of Library Book Drops / Book Bins

If you have questions about borrowing or returning materials or library fines or fees and how to make payments, please call (562) 985-5512.