Proxy Borrowing for Faculty

Proxy authorization privileges are available to current CSUMB faculty and staff members only. The faculty/staff member must be registered with the CSUMB Library before proxy authorization can be processed. Proxies who are CSUMB students, staff or faculty must also be registered with the Library.

Complete one Proxy Authorization Form per proxy application. If additional proxies are requested, additional Proxy Authorization Forms need to be completed.

Download and print a copy of the Proxy Authorization Form.

The individual who will be acting as the faculty/staff member's proxy must bring the Proxy Authorization Form, completed and signed by the faculty/staff member, to the CSUMB Library Circulation Desk along with the faculty/staff member's CSUMB photo ID card and the proxy's own valid photo ID.

If ongoing proxy authorization is requested, the authorization form will be kept on file at the Library Circulation Desk until the expiration date. For each subsequent transaction, the Library will require the proxy's photo ID plus confirmation from the faculty/staff member. (Proxy may present the faculty/staff member's CSUMB ID card as confirmation or faculty/staff member may confirm in advance via telephone or electronic mail).

Proxy authorization may be used to charge out CSUMB Library material under the faculty/staff member's name and to pick up Document Delivery and Interlibrary Loan items requested by the faculty member.

Faculty/staff proxies, may borrow an unlimited number books for a six (6) week loan period. All items borrowed or picked up by the authorized proxy will be charged out under the faculty/staff member's name. Any communication regarding this material will be sent to the faculty/staff member, not to the proxy.

Proxy authorization is to be used only for purposes directly related to the faculty/staff member's research, or for errands on the faculty/staff member's behalf. Proxy authorization is not for the proxy's personal use and is not transferable to another individual.

By signing the proxy authorization form, the faculty/staff member accepts complete responsibility for all material charged out or picked up on her/his behalf by the authorized proxy, including any replacement costs or overdue fees for materials lost, damaged, or not returned to the Library on time. S/he also agrees to notify the CSUMB Library immediately should s/he decide to cancel the proxy authorization. The Library retains the right to revoke proxy privileges if library policies are violated.

For questions regarding proxy privileges or to confirm a proxy transaction, please call the Library Circulation Desk at 582-3733 or send electronic mail to

This policy is subject to change