Library Services by Patron Type

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 120 Days 7 Days 7 Days Yes Yes Yes
Extended Learning (non-matriculated) Library Special Borrower Card 120 Days 7 Days 7 Days Yes No Yes
Undergraduate / Graduate Student SF State OneCard 120 days 7 Days 7 Days 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