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Check-Out and Material Loan Policies

The loan policies differ by your relationship to the campus and it's community. Click on a tab below which best reflects your status, for more information.

Student Loan Policies

Your campus-issued photo ID (Fresno State Bulldog Card) is required for all transactions. An additional government-issued photo ID may be required for some transactions.

Loan Periods

  • 16 weeks for most books, scores, maps and government documents.
  • 30 days for CDs, DVDs, videos, audio cassettes, items from the Teacher Resource Centerr, items from the Popular Reading Collection and most items from the VE Petrucci Library.
  • 7 days for periodicals, reference items and microfilm.
  • 3 days, 1 day or 2 hours for Course Reserve items.
  • 60 days for items borrowed through CSU+.

Loan Renewals

  • One renewal is allowed for items from the Teacher Resource Center, items from the Popular Reading Collection and some items from the VE Petrucci Library. No other items can be renewed.
  • Overdue items cannot be renewed online.

Maximum Number of Items

  • 100 total items

Interlibrary Loan

  • CSU+ is a quick and easy way to request books and media not available at the Madden Library from other participating libraries.
  • Items may be picked up at the Circulation Desk, 1st floor, North Wing.
  • We offer Interlibrary Loan services for items unavailable through the Library or CSU+.

Fees and Charges

You can pay Library charges online or at the Circulation Desk in the library using credit card (VISA or Mastercard), check or money order. For more information, please call 559.278.2551. For fines/charges on equipment, please visit our Tech Lending page.

Overdue Materials

$1 per day per item for the following:

  • Periodicals
  • Reference
  • Course Reserve 1 and 3 day loans

$1 per hour per item for the following:

  • Course Reserve 2 hour loans

Lost or Damaged Items

  • Cost of item + $10 processing fee for Madden Library material
  • $115 or higher for books borrowed from other libraries

IMPORTANT: Failure to receive a notice from the Library does not exempt you from any fines/fees.

Faculty, Staff and Retiree Loan Policies

Your campus-issued photo ID (Bulldog Card) is required for all transactions. An additional government-issued photo ID may be required for some transactions.

Loan Periods

  • 1 year for most books, scores, maps and government documents.
  • 30 days for CDs, DVDs, videos, audio cassettes, items from the Teacher Resource Centerr, items from the Popular Reading Collection and most items from the VE Petrucci Library.
  • 7 days for periodicals, reference items and microfilm.
  • 60 days for items borrowed from other libraries through CSU+.

Renewals

  • One renewal is allowed for items from the Teacher Resource Centerr, items from the Popular Reading Collection and some items from the VE Petrucci Library. No other items can be renewed.
  • Overdue items cannot be renewed online.

Maximum Number of Items

  • 100 total items

Interlibrary Loan

  • CSU+ is a quick and easy way to request books and media not available at the Madden Library from other participating libraries.
  • Items may be picked up at the Circulation Desk, 1st floor, North Wing.
  • We offer Interlibrary Loan services for items unavailable through the Library or CSU+.

Proxy Pick-up Arrangements

By completing a Faculty Proxy Request form online a few days in advance, you can arrange for someone other than yourself to pick up your materials from the library.

Fees and Charges

You can pay Library charges online or at the Circulation Desk in the library using credit card (VISA or Mastercard), check or money order. For more information, please call 559.278.2551. For fines/charges on equipment, please visit our Tech Lending page.

Employees aren't charged for overdue materials.

Lost or Damaged Items

You can pay Library charges online or at the Circulation Desk in the library using credit card (VISA or Mastercard), check or money order. For more information, please call 559.278.2551. For fines/charges on equipment, please visit our Tech Lending page.

  • Cost of item + $10 processing fee for lost Madden Library material
  • $115 or higher for books borrowed from other libraries

IMPORTANT: Failure to receive a notice from the Library does not exempt you from any fines/fees.

Community Borrower Policies

Your library-issued Community Borrower card is required for all transactions. An additional government-issued photo ID may be required for some transactions.

Eligibility

All California residents who are 18 years or older are eligible to purchase a Community Borrower card from the Madden Library. Applicants must produce a current California driver’s license or California identification card and be willing to provide a Social Security number.

Privileges

Community Borrower cards allow non-affiliated community members the ability to check out library materials and access the campus wireless network. The card does not enable remote access to the library's electronic resources. Due to the limitations of our vendor contracts, remote access to most electronic resources is only available to currently enrolled Fresno State students, faculty and staff.


Registration Cost

The cost for each card is:

  • Community Borrower: $50 (1 year), $35 (6 months)
  • Fresno State Alumni: $35 (1 year), $25 (6 months)
  • Corporations: $50-$150 (1 year)

Corporations may purchase one Community Borrower card to be issued in the name of the corporation for $50 (employees must present proof of employment and the card to borrow items). Alternatively, corporations may purchase four individual cards in the names of the individuals or three individual cards and one corporate card for $150.

The person to whom the card is issued is responsible for any items borrowed using that card until the loss of the card is reported.


Loan Periods

  • 30 days for most books, scores, maps, government documents, CDs, DVDs, videos, audio cassettes and items from the Teacher Resource Center or the Popular Reading Collection.
  • 7 days for periodicals and reference items.

Renewals

  • Most items can be renewed once, either online or in person at the Circulation Desk, 1st floor, North Wing.
  • Music & Media DVDs, audio cassettes, CDs and videos cannot be renewed.

Maximum Number of Items

  • 10 total items

Lost Card/Address Change

Please notify the Library's Circulation Department (559.278.2551) of:

  • a change of address, or
  • a lost card. (A fee will be charged.)

You are responsible for any materials borrowed with your card until the loss of the card is reported.


Fees and Charges

You can pay Library charges online or at the Circulation Desk in the library using credit card (VISA or Mastercard), check or money order. For more information, please call 559.278.2551. For fines/charges on equipment, please visit our Tech Lending page.

Overdue Materials

$1.00 per day per item for the following:

  • Periodicals
  • Reference items

Lost or Damaged Items

  • Cost of the item plus $10 processing fees.
  • Fee for lost Community Borrower cards is $5.
  • Any fines, fees, or charges that are unpaid for a lengthy period of time will be referred to the California Franchise Tax Board to be recovered by means of a tax offset.

IMPORTANT: Failure to receive a notice from the Library does not exempt you from any fines/fees.

Public/Private School Teachers (TK-12) Policies

Your library-issued Teacher Borrower is required for all transactions. An additional government-issued photo ID may be required for some transactions.

Eligibility

All TK-12 full-time, certified public and private school classroom teachers are eligible for a free Teacher Borrower's Card. To apply, applicants must provide:

  1. a current school identification card.
  2. a current California's driver's license or California identification card.
  3. their Social Security number.

Privileges

Cardholders may borrow items from almost all of the Library's collections, including its main books stack, the Teacher Resource Center, Music & Media (Media, CDs & scores), maps or atlases, and government documents.


Loan Periods

  • For all items, the loan period is 30 days.

Renewals

  • One renewal is allowed, per item.
  • Materials can be renewed online or brought to the Circulation Desk.

Maximum Number of Items

  • Up to 30 items may be borrowed at one time.

Lost Card/Address Change

Please notify the Library's Circulation Department (559.278.2551) of:

  • a change of address, or
  • a lost card. (A fee will be charged.)

You are responsible for any materials borrowed with your card until the loss of the card is reported.


Fees and Charges

You can pay Library charges online or at the Circulation Desk in the library using credit card (VISA or Mastercard), check or money order. For more information, please call 559.278.2551. For fines/charges on equipment, please visit our Tech Lending page.

Overdue Materials

$1.00 per day per item for the following:

  • Periodicals
  • Reference items

Lost or Damaged Items

  • Cost of the item plus $10 processing fees.
  • Fee for a lost Teacher Borrower card is $5.
  • Any fines, fees, or charges that are unpaid for a lengthy period of time will be referred to the California Franchise Tax Board to be recovered by means of a tax offset.

IMPORTANT: Failure to receive a notice from the Library does not exempt you from any fines/fees.