Frequently Asked Questions
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All books and theses have a pocket on the inside cover with a card. Fill out your name and date and leave the card in the checkout dropbox by the entrance of the library. Library staff will then check the book out to your account in the library catalog and you will receive an email with the book information and due date.
MLML users: Navigate to OneSearch via this link. Click on the "Sign In" button in the upper right hand. From the new sign-in box that pops up, click on "MLML" to be redirected to the MLML sign-in page. Enter your standard MLML credentials (note: do not include the @sjsu.edu suffix in your username).
MBARI users: Navigate to OneSearch via this link. Click on the "Sign In" button in the upper right hand. From the new sign-in box that pops up, click on "MBARI" to be redirected to the MBARI sign-in page. Use your standard MBARI credentials (note: do not include the @mbari.org suffix in your username).
If you do not remember your password, please contact your institutional IT department for help.
Once you've logged in, you'll see "My Account" under your your name. You can view and renew your loans and more in your account! (Note, CSU+ loans may not be renewed.)
Due dates can be viewed in your account in OneSearch.
- 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
No, journals do not circulate outside of the library. You can copy, scan, or read the issue in the library. If you are not on site at the MLML Main Lab and need an article, you can request a scan via email.
All students, staff, and faculty of MLML and MBARI can loan books from any of the 23 libraries within the California State University system via CSU+ loan. Instructions for placing a CSU+ loan request via OneSearch can be found in our CSU+ library guide.
Articles and books not available via CSU+ can be requested using Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Instructions for placing an ILL request via ILLiad can be found in our ILL library guide.
Most of our digital library resources (journals, databases, ebooks, and articles) can be accessed offsite following the instructions provided in our offsite access library guide.
If you are offsite and unable to get to the resources you need, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Get started by searching in Google Scholar following the advice in our Google Scholar library guide. You can also use our online library catalog OneSearch to search by topic and limit to articles. Make an appointment with our librarian Katie Lage for more help.
Printing services are free of charge for faculty, staff, students and all MLML affiliates.
After defending your thesis, you should email the library the final copy of your thesis once it is approved by your home campus and submit the author distribution agreement form.
If you'd like to order personal copies of your thesis, the library is in the process of finding a new bindery so please reach back out to us and we can guide you (there might also be an option for you to order a bound copy from your home campus).