Policies for Guest Borrowers

Guest borrowing privileges at the CCSU Library are available to Connecticut residents who are over 18 and out of high school.  A valid Connecticut driver’s license or valid Connecticut photo ID must be presented when applying for a card.  Upon application, a card will be mailed to you within five (5) working days.


ALL CARDS ARE MAILED to verify address.

Circulation Policy

Loan period: Four weeks, with exception of media (CDs, DVDs, VHS), which circulate for two weeks and cannot be renewed.

Limit – 15 items, includes books and media.

Renewals:  All materials except media (CDs, DVDs, VHS) may be renewed once if not requested by another patron. Materials may be renewed at the library’s Circulation Desk (by presenting your library card), online, or over the phone by calling (860) 832-3410.

Recalls: Any book may be recalled after 2 weeks if another patron has requested it.

Overdue Materials:  As a courtesy to borrowers, an overdue reminder will be sent when books are 30 days overdue.  A final notice will be mailed after 60 days. Failure to return materials after receipt of the final notice will result in the account being turned over to the University’s Bursar for collection and the possibility of Library Privileges being revoked. If monies due are not paid, Central Connecticut State University may refer the delinquent account to a collection agency, whereas the borrower is responsible for paying the collection agency fee which may be based on a percentage at a maximum of fifteen percent (15%) of the delinquent account, together with all costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, necessary for the collection of the delinquent account. The delinquent account may be reported to one or more of the national credit bureaus.  Charges:  10 cents per day, per item to a maximum of $10 per item.

Lost Books:  $75 cost of the book plus a non-refundable processing fee of $25.00.

Cards are non-transferable.

Cards will not be issued to anyone who has outstanding Library or University charges.

Services Not Available to Guest Borrowers:

  • Consortial Sharing or Interlibrary Loan: Guest borrowers do not have Resource Sharing privileges with our consortium campuses or Interlibrary Loan privileges.  Guest borrowers with public library cards must utilize their town libraries to obtain Interlibrary Loan services.
  • Course Reserve Materials: Materials placed on Reserve are there for the specific use of classes. These materials can only be used by currently enrolled students, CCSU faculty and staff.

The Library reserves the right to withdraw borrowing privileges at any time.

Questions?  Please call 860-832-3410 between 8am – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday.