Borrowing Privileges

Contact Service Desk staff in the St. Albert Hall Library at (925) 631-4229 with questions or for information not covered in the privileges listed below. View account information through My Albert Account.

Undergraduates

  • The loan period for most books is 28 days.
  • The loan period for audio/visual materials is 7 days.
  • There are 3 renewals for most items.
  • 75 items may be borrowed at one time.
  • Fees and fines are paid at the campus Business Office.

Graduate Students

  • The loan period for most books is 28 days.
  • The loan period for audio/visual materials is 7 days.
  • There are 3 renewals for most items.
  • 75 items may be borrowed at one time.
  • Fees and fines are paid at the campus Business Office.

Faculty/Christian Brothers

  • The loan period for most books is 1 semester.
  • The loan period for audio/visual materials is 14 days.
  • There are 3 renewals for most items.
  • 160 items may be borrowed at one time.
  • Fees and fines are paid at the library.

Affiliated Scholar

  • Borrowing privileges include interlibrary loan.
  • Electronic resources are available on-site.
  • Research consultation is available by drop-in or appointment.

Staff

  • The loan period for most books is 28 days.
  • The loan period for audio/visual materials is 7 days.
  • There are 3 renewals for most items.
  • 50 items may be borrowed at one time.
  • Fees and fines are paid at the library.

Alumni

  • Alumni may purchase a library card for a $10 annual fee.
  • The loan period for most books is 28 days.
  • 10 items may be borrowed at one time.
  • Audio/visual materials can be used on-site.
  • There is 1 renewal for most items.
  • Alumni have access upon request to the Vault Career Intelligence and the Project MUSE databases. All other electronic resources are available on-site.
  • Fees and fines are paid at the library.

Community Borrowers

  • Community borrowers may purchase a library card for a $75 annual fee. 
  • Residents of Contra Costa, Solano, and Alameda counties may apply for a library card.
  • The loan period for most books is 28 days.
  • 5 items may be borrowed at one time.
  • Audio/visual materials can be used on-site.
  • There is 1 renewal for most items.
  • Community borrowers have access to electronic resources on-site.
  • Fees and fines are paid at the library.

Families of College Employees

  • Spouses, partners, and children (ages 16 and up) of current Saint Mary's employees may register to receive a library card.
  • The loan period for most books is 28 days.
  • 30 items may be borrowed at one time.
  • There are 2 renewals for most items.
  • Family members have access to electronic resources on-site.