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Borrow from Other Libraries

California State University Collections

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SJSU students, faculty, and staff have access to over 29 million books across the entire CSU, right from within OneSearch. You can request books from any of the other 22 California State University libraries and have them delivered to the SJSU Library within 2-5 days.

Requests can be made directly in OneSearch, but you must be logged in to your account see this option. Only SJSU patrons are eligible to borrow from other CSU libraries. Loan periods are as follows:

  • CSU books: 60 days, no renewals
  • CSU media: 30 days, no renewals

Note: All CSU libraries also offer walk-in privileges to current SJSU students, staff, and faculty. SJSU patrons may check out books at other CSU libraries using their Tower card. Books and media can be checked out for 30 days without renewal.



Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)

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Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) allows you to borrow books, articles, dissertations, and more from libraries around the world. Please note, however, that Interlibrary Loan is a cooperative service; because some libraries remain closed or have staff limitations, requests may be delayed or remain unfulfilled. 

Interlibrary Loan does not fill requests for:

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New ILLiad Users: log in with your MySJSU ID and password and fill out the "New User Registration" form.



In WorldCat, you can search the collections of nearly 17,000 libraries worldwide to find a library that has the item you're looking for.

You can borrow items through Link+ that are not available at the San José Public Library (SJPL) using your SJPL card.
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Other Local & California Libraries

Check out what other Bay Area and California State University libraries have to offer. Select a library's website to find a phone number to call for assistance or search the library's catalog yourself.