Checkout and Renew

Books, media, maps, reserve items, and technology are checked out at the Circulation counter on the 1st Floor next to the library exit.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Students Faculty Staff Other Users
Books May borrow May borrow May borrow May borrow[1]
Nonprint Media May borrow May borrow May borrow May borrow[1]
Technology Items May borrow May borrow May borrow May not borrow
Maps May borrow May borrow May borrow May not borrow
Reserve Items May borrow May borrow May borrow May borrow
Periodicals May not borrow May borrow May not borrow May not borrow
Government Documents May borrow May borrow May borrow May borrow[2]
Footnotes
  1. Book and media checkouts are available to patrons with a Nonaffiliated User (NAU) or Courtesy Card.
  2. Anybody with a California driver's license or DMV identity card and Social Security card can check out Government Documents.

The following groups can use their campus ID to borrow:

Group ID Type
Students (including CDOE, Open Univ., ALCI) CSU, Chico student ID
Faculty CSU, Chico faculty ID
Staff CSU, Chico staff ID
ElderCollege CSU, Chico student ID
60 Plus CSU, Chico student ID
Emeritus Faculty CSU, Chico emeritus faculty ID
Retired Faculty/Staff CSU, Chico retired faculty/staff ID

Other groups may be able to borrow with a Courtesy Card or a Non-Affiliated User (NAU) card.

Due dates can be viewed in your circulation account, and are also attached to the item (in the back cover for books).

Books, Gov Docs
Students: 8 weeks with one 8 week auto-renewal
Faculty & Staff: 1 year from the date of checkout
Courtesy card and NAU card holders: 21 days
Nonprint Media
7 days
Reserve Materials
2 hours or 24 hours, depending on the item. Material may be renewed at the Circulation counter by the person who originally checked out the material.
Adapters & cables
4 hours
Headphones
4 hours
Chargers
4 hours
Calculators
4 hours
Laptops
7 days
Kindles
21 days
Other equipment
3 days

There is no limit to the number of books or nonprint media items you can check out at one time.

Reserve items are limited to two items checked out at one time.

All items may be renewed as often as needed at the Circulation counter provided no other patron has requested them.

Anything except Reserve items may be renewed one time from your circulation account. After the first renewal each item will need to be brought in to be renewed. Overdue items cannot be renewed online.

Reserve items may be renewed in person, and only by the patron who originally checked out the item.

When an item should be on the shelf but cannot be located, a search may be requested at the Circulation counter on the first floor. You will be notified if the item is found.

If an item is checked out, you can place a request electronically through the library catalog by clicking on the Request button, or in person at the Circulation counter on the first floor. When the item is returned to the library, the patron who has placed the request will be notified and it will be held for 7 days at the Circulation counter before being re-shelved.

Books & Media
No fine
Reserve Items
$1.00 per hour to a maximum of $50.00
Technology Items
$10.00 per day to a maximum of $70.00

For reserve items, and all technology items (except those that circulate for 4 hours): A bill for replacement costs plus overdue fines will be issued when the maximum fine has been reached.

For main collection, nonprint items, and technology that circulates for 4 hours: A bill for non-returned items will be issued 6 days after the due date. The bill is for replacement cost only. No fine is applied.

Paying Fines

You may pay by check, credit, debit, Wildcat card, Google Pay, or Apple Pay at the Circulation counter on the 1st floor. We also accept credit card payments by phone.

You may mail a check payable to CSUC:

California State University, Chico
Meriam Library - Circulation
Chico, CA 95929-0295

Please include your university ID number on the check.

Library circulation services are blocked when overdue fines and/or fees reach $5.00.

University registration and transcripts are blocked when overdue fines and/or fees reach $30.00.

These restrictions are removed when the financial obligation has been paid and/or billed items have been returned.

Lost or stolen ID cards must be reported immediately to Circulation. Items checked out on an ID card that is not reported lost or stolen within 24 hours will be charged to the patron's account.