ISS Policies

Library Borrowing Policy

Staff Patrons

Includes employees designated as adjunct faculty, administrative staff, faculty, staff and emeriti.


Student Patrons

Includes alumni of the post-MBA program as well as students currently enrolled in any CLU academic program including: continuing education programs, undergraduate programs, graduate programs, or post-graduate programs. This patron group does not include students enrolled in the ELS/Non-Student Foreign Exchange Program.


Local Teacher Patrons

Includes patrons confirmed as employees of any local private or public K-12 school.


Community Patrons

Includes CLU alumni (except post-MBA program alumni), designated CLU donors, paid-in-full community patrons, and residents of University Village.


Temporary Patrons

Includes students currently enrolled in the ELS/Non-Student Foreign Exchange Program, members of the Kingsmen Shakespeare troupe, staff associated with the CTY John Hopkins Summer Program, seasonal hires, and staff associated with the Upward Bound Summer Program.


Summer Patrons

Includes patrons who are confirmed as students currently enrolled in a college or university other than CLU, are 18 years or older, and have paid an annual fee at the circulation desk. Library access is limited to June 1 to August 31.


Electronic database usage is restricted to 'Staff' patrons, 'Student' patrons, and CLU alumni (select databases only). 'Student' and 'Staff' patrons may access the CLU databases remotely or in the Pearson Library with their MyCLU login credentials. CLU alumni may access select electronic databases via the Alumni Portal.

Renewal of library materials may be made on or before the item due date, providing no other patron has requested the item(s). CLU affiliates may log in to your library account to renew items online. Renewal requests may also be placed by speaking with a Pearson Library Circulation Desk attendant.

Interlibrary Loan: If the Pearson Library does not have an item that you need, it may be possible to obtain it from another library via Interlibrary Loan. Interlibrary Loan materials (and other items placed on hold) can be picked up and returned to the Circulation Desk. Interlibrary Loan privileges are extended only to ‘Staff’ and ‘Student’ patrons.

Holds: You may place a hold on an item (ask for a book to be held for you when it is returned) by using the Library catalog. The library will call you when the item is returned. Recalls are not available. If items are needed immediately for research purposes, please try ordering via Interlibrary Loan.

Course Reserves are located at the Circulation Desk and are available only to those enrolled in the course. The loan period for reserve materials is determined by the professor that has placed the items on reserve. All items are subject to immediate recall if needed for course reserves.

Library Fines and Replacement Charges:
• The Library does not charge daily overdue fines on General Collection, Popular Collection, or Juvenile Collection materials. However, long-overdue materials will be declared missing and you will be billed $50.00 for each item, plus a $15.00 processing fee. Please consult with a librarian before purchasing an item for replacement of a library copy. Only approved replacement copies will be accepted in lieu of the $50 replacement cost. The $15.00 processing fee will still apply.
• There is a $1.00 per day charge for failure to return videos, DVDs, course reserves, and education/psychology testing materials on time.
• Patrons are not obligated to repay the full amount of their fines at once, however patrons with $5.00 or more in overdue or replacement fines may not check out items (including Course Reserve items). Fines can be paid via cash or personal check.
• Student patrons who maintain $5.00 or more in fines on their account for an extended period of time are subject to a library hold. Library holds may prevent course registration and/or transcript requests.

Theft and mutilation of Library materials are acts contrary to and punishable by law. Any non-circulating item, or any circulating item that has not been properly checked out, will cause the exit alarm to sound. Repeated security violations will be referred to the Vice President of Student Affairs.

If you have any questions regarding these policies, please contact the Access/Circulation Supervisor in the library at (805) 493-3250.

Copiers are available for use at $.10 per copy. Copy Cards may be purchases at the Circulation Desk.