Book Requests

The SJSU Library will resume lending books and other materials on February 15, 2021. We will fill requests as safety and staffing allows, while keeping a close watch on county and state guidelines.

Book Request Policy

  • You can request up to 5 items at a time.
  • There is a 4-10 day waiting period due to required quarantine periods.
  • Items will be put into lockers on Fridays, and can be picked up between Saturday and Thursday.
  • This service is available only for current San Jose State faculty, staff, and students.
  • The due date for all University Library items is June 15, 2021.

How to Request Books


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Use OneSearch to find an item you want to request.




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 Log In


Log in to your OneSearch account

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Click the Request this item link.

Request this item



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  • You will receive an email with a barcode and pickup code for your items from You cannot retrieve items from the lockers without this information.
  • The lockers are just inside the first set of sliding doors on the campus-side entrance of the library.
  • Scan the barcode or enter your pickup code on the keypad to open your locker.

Lockers hours are:

Tuesday – Friday: 9am–6pm
Saturday/Sunday: 1pm–5pm
Monday: Closed

SJSU Library Lockers

Help with locker pickup is available during locker hours by texting (408) 539-8772

Due to building restrictions, San José Public Library patrons are not able to request items for locker pickup at this time.