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Circulation

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 material
  • Inquire about books you were unable to locate on the shelves (Search and Hold)
  • Request that books which are currently checked out be recalled and held for you when they return (You may also initiate a Recall electronically.)
  • Inquire about lost personal items.



Alternatively, you can use one of the 3 Self-Check stations to check out your own books. Self-check stations are located on 2nd floor at the entrance to the book stacks, on 3rd floor just inside the entrance to the study area, and on the 4th floor at the entrance to the book stacks.

Loan Information
Status/Patron type

Loan Period

Renewals Allowed

Circulation Limits

CSULB Undergraduate Students

21 days

4

50

CSULB Graduate Students

21 days

4

50

CSULB Thesis / Comp Exam / Dissertation Students

end of semester

0

50

CSULB Faculty and Staff

120 days

2

100

CSULB Teaching Associates

120 days

2

100

CSULB Graduate Assistants

end of semester

0

50

CSU Alumni

21 days

4

10

CSU Students

21 days

4

10

CSU Faculty and Staff

120 days

2

10

Community Borrowers/Corporations

21 days

4

4

Community College Students

21 days

4

10

Community College Faculty and Staff

120 days

2

10

High School Students

21 days

4

10

LBUSD Faculty/Librarians

21 days

4

10

Note 1: The loan period for media materials (audiocassettes, compact discs, videos, and DVDs) is 7 days; 1 renewal allowed. 

Note 2: Materials are subject to recall after 21 days.

Note 3: Loan periods listed above do not apply to materials borrowed through LINk+ or ILLiad.

You may use COAST, the CSULB Library catalog, to View Your Library Account or Renew Books (after you have Created a Library Password!). When viewing your library record on COAST 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 ILLiad or through 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.