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Loans/Renewals

Loan Limits: (list not all-inclusive)

  • Sacramento State Undergraduate Students: 50 items
  • Sacramento State Graduate, Thesis, and Doctoral Students: 75 items
  • Sacramento State Part and Full Time Faculty and Staff: 100 items
  • Alumni, Community Users, Other CSU, and UC Davis: 15 items

The loan limit lists the maximum number of items that can be checked out on your account at any given time. Specific areas may have a maximum for their collection.


General Circulating Collection

General circulating items may be checked out by all users with a current OneCard or Library card. The loan period is based on your status. All general circulating items are subject to recall, which may change the due date of the item.

  • Sacramento State Undergraduate Students, Alumni, Community Borrowers, UC Davis, and other CSU Students: 3 weeks, unless recalled.
  • Sacramento State Graduate, Thesis, and Doctoral Students: Entire semester including intervening breaks & sessions, unless recalled.
  • Sacramento State Part and Full Time Faculty and Staff: 180 days, unless recalled.

Renewals
General Circulating items are automatically renewed for an additional loan period two days before the due date, providing:

  1. You do not owe fees of $10.00 or more,
  2. Your account is not blocked,
  3. The item has not been recalled (all items are subject to early recall),
  4. The item is not billed,
  5. The item has been checked out to you for less than three years.

You may also renew your items online at any time.

To Renew Online:

  • Go to the Sacramento State Library Homepage at http:/library.csus.edu.
  • At the top right, select My Library Accounts & then OneSearch My Account.
  • Select Sign In.
  • Select the Loans option.
  • To renew all items, select the Renew All option.
  • To renew specific items, select Renew next to the item or check the box to the left of each title & select the Renew Selected option.
  • Always be sure to Sign Out.

Course Reserves

Course reserve items are designated by faculty for a 2-hour, 24-hour, 3-day or 1-week loan period, and can only be checked out by current Sacramento State students, faculty and staff. A maximum of two course reserve items may be checked out at one time.

  • 2-hour items: Items are due two hours after the checkout time. Two-hour items may be checked out overnight two hours before closing. Books checked out overnight Sunday-Thursday are due back the next morning at 9:00 a.m. Books checked out overnight on Friday are due back Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Books checked out overnight on Saturday are due back Sunday at noon.
  • 24-hour items: Items are due 24-hours after the check-out time. If the Library is closed during the hour the item is due back, the item must be returned one hour after the opening on the next open day.
  • 3-day items: All three-day items are due at the Library closing time on the third day after being checked out.
  • One-week items: One-week items are due at the Library closing time seven days after being checked out.
    If a due date falls on a day the Library is closed, the due date is moved to 9:00 a.m, or one hour after opening on the next open day.

Renewals
Course reserve items may be renewed if a second copy with the same loan period is available. If no item is available, a user may check out the item again after a 15-minute waiting period. Course reserve items cannot be renewed online and do not qualify for automatic renewals.


Laptops, Tablets, VGA and HDMI Cables

User Services circulates the following equipment as part of the Laptop Loan Program: Dell laptops, MacBook Air laptops, iPads, Surface Pro tablets, VGA cables, and HDMI cables.

Equipment can only be checked out by current Sacramento State students with a valid OneCard. A student can check out a maximum of one laptop or tablet and one cable at a time.

Equipment is checked out for a maximum of 4 hours. Checkout stops two hours before closing and all laptops are due back an hour and a half before closing. Equipment is not checked out overnight.

Returns
Equipment must be returned by the person who checked them out. A OneCard is required for check-in.

Renewals
Due to high circulation, laptops and tablets may only be renewed if another fully charged laptop or tablet is available. VGA and HDMI cables can be renewed provided another cable is available. Equipment must be renewed in person and do not qualify for automatic renewals.


Calculators, Phone Chargers and Whiteboard Markers

Graphing and scientific calculators, Android and iPhone chargers, and whiteboard markers are available for checkout.

Calculators check out for 2 or 24 hours at a time.

Phone chargers check out for 4 hours at a time.

Whiteboard markers check out for 4 hours at a time.

Renewals
Calculators may be renewed if a second copy with the same loan period is available. Phone chargers and whiteboard markers may be renewed if a second copy is available. If no item is available, a user may check out the item again after a 15-minute waiting period.


It is your responsibility to keep track of due dates. Avoid overdue fees by monitoring your account regularly.

To check your due dates, select MY LIBRARY ACCOUNTS > Onesearch My Account on the Library webpage. Sacramento State Students, Faculty and Staff use their SacLink username and password to sign in. Community Users use the last 9 digits on their Library Card barcode and a password to sign in.