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Library Services and Guidelines for Mutual Use Borrowers

Mutual Use is an agreement between all CSU campus libraries and select local community college libraries. Cal State LA students and faculty may check out most books at mutual use libraries, and students and faculty from mutual use libraries may check out most books from the Cal State LA Library. The Mutual Use Network includes all 23 California State University campuses and select local community college libraries.


  • Mutual use borrowers must present a valid student ID card and proof of current registration, such as a paid receipt, official schedule of classes or registration sticker.
  • Mutual use borrowers may check out books according to the rules established at the lending library.
  • The following materials cannot be borrowed through mutual use: course reserves, media, library-use-only items, periodicals, and reference books.

UCLA: Outside our Mutual Use Network

Although UCLA is not officially within our Mutual Use Network, Cal State LA faculty members qualify for a free library card which can be used at most UCLA libraries.  If you are a student, you can purchase a UCLA library card.