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

  • Borrowing

    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 Welcome Center in the library lobby (135 N. Oakland Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101).

    Visiting Scholars and other non-Fuller individuals who qualify for borrowing privileges will also be issued a library card at the Welcome Center in the library lobby.

  • Returning

    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. Please contact circulation at

  • Renewing

    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 Polices 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.

  • Library Account

    All Fuller faculty, students, and staff 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 and alumni 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

    Late 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 ($75 for Korean-language books).

    Alternatively, you may elect to personally purchase a replacement item for the library. 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 in cash at the Circulation Desk. When paying in cash no denominations over $20 will be accepted. Online payments are also accepted by clicking here. Borrowing privileges will be suspended on accounts with a balance of $50.00 or more.

    Please note that alumni and consortia borrowers are not allowed to carry a balance on their account and must pay all outstanding charges prior to checkout.

Circulation Desk