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Borrowing library materials

To activate your Library Privileges present your CSUMB ID card to the Library Circulation Desk and complete a library registration form.

Lending periods

Circulating Book Collection: 1 year

Videotape/DVD Collection: 30 days

Audio CD Collection: 30 days

Course Reserve Collection: 2 hours, 1 day, 3 days

Special Reserve Collection: 2 hours, 1 day, or 3 days

Periodicals and Reference materials do not circulate.


Under most circumstances stacks books may be renewed without being returned to the Library. Course Reserves cannot be renewed. To renew your library materials log into your library account, call the Circulation Desk at 582-3733, or send an e-mail request to


Holds and recalls are not available.

If the book you need is checked out you can request the item through OneSearch. For details see Interlibrary Loan.

Borrowing responsibilities

Library cards are non-transferable. Abuse of library privileges may result in loss of borrowing privileges. For more information visit our Library Conduct Policy.

Return of borrowed material

All items borrowed need to be returned when they are due to the library's circulation desk or book return bins. All items returned after the date are subject to fees established by CSUMB Library, for more information on the overdue policy visit our Overdue, Recall and Replacement Fees Policy.


Circulation Services questions may be directed to the circulation staff at 831-582-3733 or by email at