Loan Rules

Loan rules determine who may borrow what type of item for how long.

There is a wide variety of items in the Pollak Library's various collections and several categories of library users, so there can also be a lot of variability between loan rules. However, for convenience, loan rules can be described in several broad categories for most transactions.

Students

Graduate, undergraduate, and extension.

  • number of items: 150
  • loan period: 10 weeks
  • renewal: one additional 10-week period prior to an inventory check.

Faculty, Tenure-Track

Full-time/permanent instructors, CSUF emereti, and visiting scholars.

  • number of items: 150
  • loan period: one due date (June 15) per year for most items
  • renewal: inventory check required prior to renewal.

Faculty, Non-Tenure

Part-time/temporary instructors, teaching associates, and graduate assistants.

  • number of items: 150
  • loan period: two due dates (January 15 and June 15) per year for most items
  • renewal: inventory check required prior to renewal.

Staff

Full-time/permanent employees, university police, and auxiliary services.

  • number of items: 150
  • loan period: one due date (June 15) per year for most items
  • renewal: inventory check required prior to renewal

Patrons of the Library

All membership levels.

  • number of items: 10
  • loan period: 28 days
  • renewal: one additional 28-day period prior to an inventory check.

Special Borrowers

Reciprocal borrowers, CSU alumni association members, OLLI members, etc.

  • number of items: 5
  • loan period: 28 days
  • renewal: one additional 28-day period prior to an inventory check.

Public Borrowers

Members of the general public for in-library use items only.

  • number of items: 5
  • loan period: 3 hours
  • renewal: none.

These rules apply for most of the circulating collection (books and government documents). Other items have more limited loan periods or are non-circulating for most users.

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