University Library

Lending Policy — Cal Poly Pomona Undergraduate Students

All registered Cal Poly Pomona undergraduate students and Open University students within the College of the Extended University are governed by this policy.


All currently enrolled students are automatically registered with the Library. To obtain full privileges you must create a library PIN/password by going to "My Library Account" from the Library’s web page. The Cal Poly Pomona Bronco Access Card is required when completing any type of library transaction, e.g., checking out materials, renewing items, placing holds, accessing remote databases and paying fees/fines.


  • A total of 30 general circulating books may be borrowed for 30 days.
  • Media items may be checked out for a period of 30 days.
  • Reserve material checkout varies depending on the material. Checkout durations are determined by the instructor. Availability is first-come, first-serve. If someone has checked out course reserve materials check the online catalog for due date information
  • Atlas/Maps may be borrowed for 30 days.


Renewals may be requested online. Renewals are not allowed if an item is on hold, on reserve or if the item is overdue and you have outstanding fines. A total of 3 renewals are allowed by the system.


• Books: $0.15 per day per item
• Media Materials: Circulating media materials are $1.00 per item per day
• Reserve materials varies: $0.15 per item per day/.50 per item per hour/or $1.00 per item per day
• CSU+ items: $90.00 once 14 days overdue


Overdue items with fines of $5.00 or more are subject to suspension of library privileges until all the materials are returned and fines are paid. An automatic system block will prevent a patron from accessing library electronic databases, registering for classes, or obtaining university transcripts. Patrons who fail to pay fines will be sent to the California Franchise Tax Board for payment.


In order to prevent the theft of books and Library materials, State Law authorizes patron detention when suspected of committing "Library Theft". Patrons attempting to leave the library without properly checking out library materials could have their names forwarded to the Director of Judicial Affairs for investigation and potential disciplinary action.


  Circulation Services
(909) 869-3075