Library Services by Patron Type

With the arrival of the new OneSearch, this page requires updates, which are coming very soon.

This page provides an overview of Library services by patron type. Select the patron group that most closely matches your status: Students, Faculty, Staff, Other Affiliated or General Public. For more detailed information please ask at one of the Library Help Desks

Borrowing and Collection Access

Loan period for books, use of Link+ and ILLiad, off-campus access to databases and more.

Patron Type ID Required Books Current Periodicals Gov Pubs CSU+ / ILLiad Renewals Remote Access to DBs Media Viewing & Listening
Extended Learning (matriculated) SF State OneCard 16 weeks 7 Days Varies Yes Yes Yes
Extended Learning (non-matriculated) Library Special Borrower Card 30 Days 7 Days Varies Yes No Yes
Undergraduate / Graduate Student SF State OneCard 16 weeks 7 Days Varies Yes Yes Yes

Technology Services

Use of Library computers, laptop borrowing, MakerSpace and more.

Patron Type ID Type General Computers Express Computers Computers 2 Hrs Laptops Short Term Laptops Extended Media Editing Equipment MakerSpace
Extended Learning (matriculated) SF State OneCard Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Extended Learning (non-matriculated) Library Special Borrower Card No No Yes No No No No
Undergraduate / Graduate Student SF State OneCard Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Other Services

After Hours Access & Use of Special Collections.

Patron Type ID Type After Hours Access Special Collections
Extended Learning (matriculated) SF State OneCard Yes with required ID Yes
Extended Learning (non-matriculated) Library Special Borrower Card No Yes
Undergraduate / Graduate Student SF State OneCard Yes with required ID Yes