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Eligible Borrowers, Community/Alumni Members, Corporations



Online Renewal



Special Returns, Drive-Up Returns, Campus Returns, Mail Returns



Placing Holds on Checked-Out Books, Search Services



Borrow from Other Libraries, Setup an ILL Account, ILL FAQ



Lending to Other Libraries, Fines

Home >> Borrowing

Find a Book

OneSearch provides access to the 8 million items previously found in the SDSU Library Catalog.

Find a Book

Pick Up Your Book

Collect your book at the circulation desk or in a book locker.

Book Lockers

Renew Your Book

Login to OneSearch to renew your book online.

Renew Your Book

Return Your Book

Where and how you can return your book.

Return Your Book

Place a Hold on a Book

All recalling/placing holds on checked-out books.

Place a Hold on a Book

Borrow from Another Library

How you can borrow from another library.

Borrow from Another Library

Borrow Media Equipment

Borrow video cameras, laptops, tablets, eReaders, cords etc.

Borrow Media Equipment

My Account and SDSUid

My Account

Log in to view what books you have checked out, check the status of your holds and other requests, and renew books.

Create/reset SDSUid

Use your SDSUid to access library resources.

Returns, Holds, Searches & Renewals


Information on book return locations and returning by mail.


To reserve an item currently checked out by another borrower, you may place a Hold on it, either online or at the Circulation Desk.


Can't find a book in the stacks? You may place a Request on the item while logged into OneSearch from any terminal within the library and we'll search for it.


How to log into My Account and renew materials.

Loan Periods & Fines

Loan periods

A chart of the loan periods and the number of renewals permitted, which vary according to patron, material, and location types.


Information on how much library fines are and how to pay them.

Appealing library fines

More info on appealing your library fine and an online form to fill out your appeal.

Course Reserves

Course reserves

The Library holds material on course reserve for faculty across campus. Students can check most of these books, periodicals, and multimedia out for loan periods determined by the course professor, at the Circulation / Course Reserves desk.

Contact Us

Circulation Contact

Location: Library Addition, 1st Floor
Phone: 619.594.6793

sdsu library circulation desk area