The library is open to everyone, but borrowing privileges vary from person to person.


  • Undergraduates

    The loan period for undergraduates is 28 days for most material. Reference, periodicals, and special collections cannot be checked-out from the library. Most books can be renewed up to three times in person at the Circulation desk, by calling (925) 631-4229, or renewing online from our homepage. Notification is by e-mail for any overdue or lost materials. While the average replacement fee for a book is $75, some items such as SMC Dissertations or Instructional videos are billed at much higher rate. Please call the Circulation desk at (925) 631-4229 for more information.


  • Graduates

    The loan period for graduates is 28 days for most material. Reference, periodicals, and special collections cannot be checked-out from the library. Most books can be renewed up to three times in person at the Circulation desk, by calling (925) 631-4229, or renewing online from our homepage. Notification is by e-mail for any overdue or lost materials. While the average replacement fee for a book is $75, some items such as SMC Dissertations or Instructional videos are billed at much higher rate. Please call the Circulation desk at (925) 631-4229 for more information.


  • Faculty

    The loan period for faculty is one semester for most material. Reference, periodicals, and special collections cannot be checked-out from the library. Most books can be renewed up to three times in person at the Circulation desk, by calling (925) 631-4229, or renewing online from our homepage. Notification is by e-mail for any overdue or lost materials and the replacement fee for any lost items is $75 plus a non-refundable billing fee. Please call the Circulation desk at (925) 631-4229 for more information.


  • Staff

    The loan period for staff is 28 days for most material. Reference, periodicals, and special collections cannot be checked-out from the library. Most books can be renewed up to three times in person at the Circulation desk, by calling (925) 631-4229, or renewing online from our homepage. Notification is by e-mail for any overdue or lost materials and the replacement fee for any lost items is $75 plus a non-refundable billing fee. Please call the Circulation desk at (925) 631-4229 for more information.


  • Alumni

    Alumni may purchase a library card for a $10 annual fee. The loan period for most material is 28 days with one renewal. Reference, periodicals, AV materials, and special collections cannot be checked-out from the library. Most books can be renewed in person at the Circulation desk, by calling (925) 631-4229, or renewing online from our homepage. Notification is by e-mail for any overdue or lost materials and the replacement fee for any lost items is $75 plus a non-refundable billing fee. All alumni (not just those with a library card) may access the Library's Vault Career Intelligence and Project Muse databases. Please call the Circulation desk at (925) 631-4229 for more information.


  • Community Borrowers

    Community Borrowers may purchase a library card for a $75 annual fee. The loan period for most material is 28 days with one renewal. Reference, periodicals, AV materials, and special collections cannot be checked-out from the library. Most books can be renewed in person at the Circulation desk, by calling (925) 631-4229, or renewing online from our homepage. Notification is by e-mail for any overdue or lost materials and the replacement fee for any lost items is $75 plus a non-refundable billing fee. Please call the Circulation desk at (925) 631-4229 for more information.


  • Families of Faculty and Staff

    Spouses, partners, and children (16 and up) of current faculty and staff may apply for a free library card. The loan period for most material is 28 days with two renewals. Reference, periodicals, AV materials, and special collections cannot be checked-out from the library. Most books can be renewed in person at the Circulation desk, by calling (925) 631-4229, or renewing online from our homepage. Notification is by e-mail for any overdue or lost materials and the replacement fee for any lost items is $75 plus a non-refundable billing fee. Please call the Circulation desk at (925) 631-4229 for more information.

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