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For Visitors

The University Library welcomes visitors not affiliated with the University to join our Community Borrowers program. Community borrowers can check out print books and physical media for up to 60 days. Access to ebooks and electronic resources is limited to use in the library. 

Visit our Hours and Location page to find out when we're open and where we're located. 

To join our Community Borrowers program, please come to the Information/Checkout Desk on the 2nd Floor of the Library. Be prepared to show a photo ID, and to be able to pay by cash or check. Community Borrowers must be at least 18 years old; children may use their parents' Community Borrowers card with a signed permission form .

Are you a K-12 teacher? Find out more about our services for K-12 educators and students.

Community borrowers are not eligible for:

  • CSU+ or Interlibrary Loan
  • Remote access to electronic resources due to licensing restrictions


Community Borrowers 18+ years old$10 for 3 months
  • SSU and other CSU Alumni Association members
  • SSU volunteers
  • SRJC students and faculty
  • Cotati/Rohnert Park School District teachers
  • Roseland University Prep teachers
  • Retired staff
  • Sonoma County Office of Education teachers
No charge.


  • You may check out up to 10 items at any one time; of the 10, 8 can be media items.
  • All materials are loaned for 30 days, and are renewable once, for a total 60-day loan.
  • Limited use of Reserve material is allowed.