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Requesting Materials from CSU Libraries: CSU+


You can check out a book from any university in the CSU system through CSU+ and pick it up at the SDSU University Library.

To request a book: 

  1. Click on the Books tab above the search box on the library homepage
  2. Enter the title of the book, author name, or search terms for the book and click Search
  3. Select CSU Print Tiles  and click Search 
  4. Locate the book you want to request and click on  Check for Available Service
  5. Sign in to your SDSU account
  6. Click Request from CSU Libraries (CSU+)

 You will see a confirmation. You will get an email in your SDSU email account when the book is at SDSU and is ready for you to check it out.  

Request Materials San Diego Libraries: San Diego Circuit

You can also request books from a consortium of San Diego public and academic libraries through San Diego Circuit and pick them up at an SDSU Library 

To request a book through Circuit:""

Search for your book by 

  1. Clicking on the Books tab above the OneSearch box 
  2. Enter your search terms 
  3. If we do not have the title, click Check for available services
  4. Select Sign in for more options and log into your account 
  5. Click Request from San Diego Circuit
  6. You will be brought to the Circuit interface. See if the title is available, if so click Request 
  7. Select your institution, San Diego State Library 
  8.   Enter your name and barcode.  The barcode is the number below your Red ID number on your SDSU ID. 
  9. Chose the SDSU Campus where you want to item delivered 
  10. Click Submit 

You will receive an email when the item is ready for you to pick it up. Head to the Circulation Desk to check out your item. 

Interlibrary Loan - Request Materials from Around the World: ILLiad

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) 

Found an article that is not available through the library? You can request that article through interlibrary loan.   

 To do that head to the SD ""            SU Library website ( and: 

  1. Click on the login icon on the top right of the website that looks like an outline of a person
  2. Look for the Interlibrary Loan heading and select the ILLiad Login button 
  3. Enter your SDSU email address and password 
  4. Click on the Logon to ILLiad button
  5. Look for the New Request heading at the top and select the type of material being requested. (Article, book, book chapter, ect..)
  6. Fill out the required fields of the form and as much information as you have and submit your request

You will receive an email at your SDSU email address once the request is processed. Log back in to ILLiad to access your interlibrary loan.