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Materials at other Libraries

Didn't find an item you were looking for? Chances are we can still get it from another library for free!

The Fresno State Library offers two options for requesting materials:


  • Find and request books and media from all 23 CSU libraries. 
  • Materials arrive in 2-4 business days
  • Most books have 60 day lending periods, no renewals. Media items (DVD's, audio CD's, etc.) usually 30 days, no renewals
  • Select the CSU+ Books and Media collection in Onesearch to find and request materials

Interlibrary Loan

  • Request articles and books not in CSU+ (not textbooks) through interlibrary loan
  • Books typically arrive in 7-10 business days, articles in 2-3 business days
  • Loan period for books varies, as is set by lending library. Articles arrive in PDF format and are accessible for 30 days
  • To request an item, log into your interlibrary loan account, and fill out a new request form

CSU+ and Interlibrary Loan

csu+ and interlibrary loan options in onesearch

Expand your Search

Within OneSearch, you can expand your search beyond items available at Fresno State:

  1. For books, click the CSU+ icon on the left side of the screen, or from the pull down menu by the search box
  2. For articles, click the checkbox to "Include non full-text articles" on the left side of the screen

unavailable at fresno state status in onesearch

Unavailable at Fresno State

Items that are unavailable at Fresno State will prompt you to click for request options.

onesearch request link

Request Your Item

The next page will give have an option for requesting the item through either CSU+ or Interlibrary Loan.  You will need to be signed in to OneSearch in order for the link to appear.

Once requested, you will be notified by email when the item is available for pick-up, or if we were unable to obtain the item.