Borrowing Library Materials
LIBRARY CLOSURE NOTE: Library staff has limited access, please contact us if you want to check out a book from our library. We are only able to process physical book requests through CSU+ (not ILLiad) for our students and staff due to the temporary closure of MLML. We apologize for the inconvenience.
- Loans to MLML and MBARI graduate students, staff, and faculty: 1 year with 3 renewals
- Loans to undergraduates, visiting researchers, and MBARI interns: circulation period aligns with time at MLML (e.g. semester or summer)
- CSU+ loans: 60 days for books or 30 days for media with no renewals.
- Interlibrary loans (ILLs): variable
Log in to OneSearch to check due dates or renew your books.
Need something we don’t have? We can get it.
Borrow materials from 23 other CSU libraries via CSU+ loan. CSU+ is the resource-sharing system that allows our patrons to access the 29 million books held by the libraries of the California State University system and have them delivered to MLML within 2-5 days. Instructions for placing a CSU+ loan can be found in our CSU+ library guide.
MLML Affiliates: Accessing your home institution's library
As MLML students, you also have direct access to your home institution’s print and electronic resources. Use your home campus login to access electronic resources or visit the library in-person to use print/onsite resources.
Faculty and Staff
All MLML faculty and staff have direct access to SJSU’s King Library, https://library.sjsu.edu/, print and electronic resources. Use your SJSU login to access electronic resources or visit the library in-person to use print/onsite resources.
While the MLML/MBARI Research Library focuses on marine science resources, SJSU’s King Library has extensive broader scientific books and journals. In particular, they have a robust ebook collection from publishers such as Springer, Elsevier, and through ProQuest’s Ebook Central. You can search for these and more through King Library’s OneSearch catalog and read more about their online offerings in this King Library guide.