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Check-Out and Material Loan Policies

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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 Center 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+.

Renewals

  • One renewal is allowed for items from the Teacher Resource Center and 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

Fees may be paid 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 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 Center 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 Center and 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.

Lost or Damaged Items

Fees may be paid 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

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??.

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.

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.

Select groups are eligible to receive a free Community Borrower card including:

  • Recent Fresno State graduates (1 year only).
  • Spouses & domestic partners of current and retired faculty & staff.
  • UC and community college faculty.
  • Students at colleges with reciprocal borrowing or guarantee arrangements.
  • Life members of Fresno State Alumni Association
  • Employees of U.S. Forest Service, California Departments of Forestry or Fish and Wildlife.

Checking Out Library Materials

Your library-issued Community Borrower card and a government-issued photo ID are required for all transactions. Borrowers may have up to 10 items checked out at any given time.

Loan Periods

  • 30 days for most books, scores, maps, government documents, CDs, DVDs, videos, audio cassettes and items from the Teacher Resource Center.
  • 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.

Fees and Charges

Fees may be paid 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.

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.
  • 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.

Lost Card/Address Change

Please notify the Library's Circulation Department (559.278.2551) of a change of address or a lost card. A lost card fee of $5 will be added for any replacement card issued. You are responsible for any materials borrowed with your card until the loss of the card is reported.


Public/Private School Teachers (TK-12) Policies

Eligibility

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

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

Maximum Number of Items

  • Cardholders may borrow items from almost all of the Library’s collections, including its main books stack, the Teacher Resource Center, Music & Media (CDs and scores), maps and government documents. Up to 30 items may be borrowed at one time.

Loan Period

  • The loan period is 30 days; one renewal is allowed.

Renewals

Items can be renewed through the Library's website. Materials may also be brought to the Circulation Desk for renewal.

Fees and Charges

Fees may be paid 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.

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.
  • 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.

Lost Card/Address Change

Please notify the Library's Circulation Department (559.278.2551) of a change of address or a lost card. You are responsible for any materials borrowed with your card until the loss of the card is reported. A $5 fee will be charged for a lost card.