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Library Cards

A Sacramento State OneCard or Library Card is used to check out Library materials.

Sacramento State OneCard

Sacramento State Faculty, Staff, Students, and Auxillary Staff may purchase the OneCard from the OneCard Office in the Bursar's Office in Lassen Hall. (916-278-7878,

Sac State students and full time faculty members can check out materials at another CSU or UC Davis with a current OneCard, proof of enrollment, and a valid ID.

CSU & UC Davis Students and Faculty

Current students and faculty from all CSU campuses and UC Davis can check out materials at no cost.

To obtain a library card, present your home campus card, proof of enrollment/employment, and a valid ID to the User Services Desk.

Community User Library Card

If you do not qualify for a OneCard, you may qualify for a Community User Library card.

Alumni Association members from all CSU campuses can show proof of current membership to receive a library card.

Community Borrower library cards can be purchased at the User Services Desk.

Renaissance Society library cards can be purchased by current Renaissance Society members.

Faculty Spouse library cards are offered to spouses and domestic partners of current and emeritus faculty.

CA Public K-12 Employee library cards are offered to current employees of any California K-12 public school.

Library Card Fees: View Options

Please inquire at the User Services Desk about special program library cards (Friends of the Library, Academic Talent Search, etc).

Payment Options

At this time the User Services Desk accepts OneCard and Courtesy OneCard for payment. The User Services Desk cannot accept cash, check or credit cards.

Courtesy OneCards can be purchased for $1 at Library VTS machine near the User Services Desk. The VTS machine only accepts cash and cannot give change.