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Library Services for Visitors: Community Borrowers

In addition to supporting the instructional and research needs of the CSULB faculty, students and staff, the University Library also fills a role as a community resource and as such provides a variety of services to visitors.

Community Borrowers

Required identification: Social Security card.

Community borrower's cards are available to all visitors for $45 a year. This fee is charged to help defray the cost of the materials and staff time and is payable upon completion of an application for the card. Applications are available at the Circulation Desk.

In order to apply for an account, you must have your Social Security card with you at the time of application.  A government issued photo I.D. will also be required to register.

The library privileges include:

  • Loan period for books from the general collection for 21 days; 4 renewals allowed (if there's no recall).
  • Loan period for media materials (audiocassettes, compact discs, videos, and DVDs) for 7 days ; 1 renewal allowed.
  • Item renewal in person or electronically (via My Library Account).
  • Maximum 4 item check out.

Note on Applying for a Library Card

While we strive to create accounts on demand, a supervisor must be available to create the account and technological issues may result in a delay.  There may be times when we cannot issue new library accounts. When applying for a library card, be sure to ask for a Circulation Supervisor at the front desk.  Thank you for your patience in this matter.

In order to apply for an account, you must provide your Social Security number.

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