The Circulation Desk provides access to and assistance with all library resources. Patrons are able to visit the Circulation Desk in person whenever the library is open, or contact us via phone 626.584.5618 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Books can be checked out at the Circulation Desk until 5 minutes before closing. See the Collections button for information on where books are located.
Members of the public who have been granted library entrance privileges and do not qualify for a library account are unable to borrow books.However, they are welcome to use resources while in the library. For more details on borrowing privileges see Access Policies.
Do I need a library card?
Yes. Your Fuller ID card also acts as your library card and can be obtained from the main desk at the Student Services Center located at 250 N. Madison Ave.
Visiting Scholars and other non-Fuller individuals who qualify for borrowing privileges will be issued a library card at the Circulation Desk.
Books may be returned to the Circulation Desk during operating hours. Whenever the library is closed, a drop box is available to the right of the main entrance.
If you are unable return your books in person, additional options are available.
Books can be renewed online through your library account or by contacting the Circulation Desk. For more information see the Renew Books button.
Please note that not all patrons are able renew their books remotely. Access Policy will offer more information.
If you are not able to renew your books remotely, you must bring the books to the Circulation Desk in person to check them out again.
Holds & Recalls
Holds can only be placed on books that have already been checked out. Please note that not all patrons can place holds on books. Recalls can only be issued by the Circulation Desk and are subject to certain limitations.
All Fuller faculty, students, staff, and alumni can access their library account online. To access your account you will need your Fuller Username and password.
Patrons with cards issued to them directly by the Circulation Desk should contact the Circulation Desk for information regarding their Library account.
Due Dates and Notifications
The Library assumes that you are responsible for the books you have borrowed and for their timely return.
You can always view the status of books you have borrowed and their due dates by checking your Library Account online or contacting the Circulation Desk.
Courtesy notices may be sent to you for items that are long overdue, for items that have been recalled, and to let you know that an item you have placed on hold is ready for pickup.
Please note that these notifications will be sent to the email that you have on file with the seminary. You can view or update this information here.
Book Availability and Missing Books
The online catalog will list whether an item is checked out, and if so when it is due. If you need further assistance, the Circulation Desk will assist you in determining if an item is available or checked out, and what the due date is.
If you cannot find a book in the Main collection, it is possibly in use, mis-shelved, in-process, lost, or in the Closed Stacks. Please request help at the Circulation Desk.
Fines and Fees
Course Reserves $0.25 per hour All Other Hourly Items $0.25 per hour Recalled Items $5.00 per day All Other Items $0.20 per day
Lost Books and Replacement Fees
Items that are lost or have sustained damage necessitating replacement will incur a minimum replacement fee of $60.00 per item.
If you decide to purchase a replacement item for the library, you will be charged instead a processing fee of $15.00 per replacement provided. Please note that the replacement copy must have the same ISBN as the lost or damaged item. Please contact the Circulation Desk with any questions you may have regarding lost or damaged items.
Payment and Blocks
Any charges on your library account can be paid by cash or check at the Circulation Desk. Borrowing privileges will be suspended on accounts with a balance of $50.00 or more.
Please note that alumni, clergy, and consortium borrowers are not allowed to carry a balance on their account and must pay all outstanding charges prior to checkout.