Borrowing Materials Grid

Check out library material with your SSU Seawolf Card or picture ID and last four digits SSN. Visit My Library Account for due dates, renewals, holds, fines and Link+ requests.
For students, staff and faculty, 75 items can be checked out at any one time - 8 can be media items. Information for Community members and Distance Education students.

Holds may be placed on items that are checked out:


  • Material requested by another patron or needed for reserve are subject to recall. The recall date replaces the original due date.
  • Faculty/Classified Grads with semester-long privileges, must return recalled books within 28 days.
  • Return material immediately to avoid fines.
  • Recall notices are sent to your SSU email account.
  • Overdue notices are a courtesy only. Notices are sent to SSU email accounts or in the case of off-campus borrowers, the email address provided. Check My Library Account for due dates.
  • A replacement fee is added to long-overdue items. If an item is not lost, return it to have the fee significantly reduced. If an item is lost, consult Lost or Damaged Material.
  • Library and campus privileges are restricted when over $10 in fines is accrued. Visit the Information/Check-Out Desk to pay fines.
  • Questions? Contact Jack Ritchie for Print (664-2562) and John Muller for Multimedia (664-2590).

Lost or damaged material results in a fee and restricted library services. You may pay a replacement fee or replace the item yourself. Afterwards, library services will be restored. Check Link+ for lost or damaged Link+ material.

Pay the fees and the library will replace the item.

  • Replacement fees vary, depending on format. Generally, books are $50. Circulation staff can advise you.
  • You will also be charged a processing fee of $10.
  • Visit the Information/Check-Out Desk to pay with cash or check made out to SSU

Replace the item yourself and pay only the processing fee.

  • Before purchasing a replacement, you must contact the Head of Collections, Paula Hammett 707-664-3912.
  • New hardback books are preferred. We also accept paperbacks and used books in excellent condition, with no missing pages, highlighting, stains, mildewing or mold.
  • We do not accept used copies of videos and dvds. Exceptions made only for rare items.
  • Suggestions for locating new and used books:
  • You must replace the item within 3 months of billing. Exceptions can be made; contact the Head of Collections.
  • Bring replacement material to the Information/Check-Out Desk and pay the $10 processing fee with cash or check made out to SSU.
  • After the Head of Collections has approved your replacement and you have paid all library fees, your library services will be restored.
Borrowing Library Materials
Material Loan Period Renew? * Fines
Books 28 days (faculty/classified grads - 1 semester) Y
  • 25¢/day
  • $10 maximum fine
Reserves (Print & Media) 2 hrs, 4 hrs, 1 day (Instructor determined) N
  • $1.00/hour (2-hour, 4-hour)
  • $5.00/day (1-day)
  • $30 maximum fine
Laptops 4 hrs N
  • $1.00/hour
  • $30 maximum fine
Link+ Books 21 days Y 14-day renewal usually available
  • $1.00/day
  • $115 lost book fee
Popular Reading 28 days Y
  • 25¢/day
  • $10 max fine
Circulating Regional Books 7 days Y
  • 25¢/day
  • $10 max fine
Study room keys 2 hours N
  • $1.00/hour
  • $20 maximum fine
DVDs, videos, CDs, CD-ROMs, DVD-ROMs, phonos, slides, audiocassettes 7 days Y
  • $1.00/day
  • $20 maximum fine
Headphones, dry-erase kits, media remote controllers, phono keys, group viewing room keys, student presentation room keys, slide scanner adapter, chess sets 4 hours N
  • $1.00/hour
  • $20 maximum fine
Calculators 7 days N
  • $5.00/day
  • $30 maximum fine
Braille Maps As long as needed. N/A None

* Renew material once via My Library Account or visit the Information/Check-Out Desk. Renewals cannot be made by phone or email.