How Do I Borrow Materials, Technology, & Study Rooms?

Your student ID is your library card. Use it to borrow books, Course Reserves, DVDs, tablets, etc. There are some items that don't require check out with your student ID, like the study rooms on the 1st floor of the Downey Learning Resource Center in Merced or desktop computers at either campus.

Best of all, neither library charges late fines!

Item Check-Out Period / Information
Books 3 weeks
DVDs 1 week
Course Reseves
  • Merced: check out at 1st Floor Circulation Desk
  • Los Baños: check out at Circulation Desk
  • 2 hours
  • In-library use only
Desktop Computers
  • No check out
  • First-come, first-serve
  • No time limit
  • Log in with Portal username & password
Headphones & Calculators
  • 4 hours
  • In-library use only
 iPad Minis (Merced)
  • Merced: check out at 1st Floor Circulation Desk
  • 4 hours
  • In-library use
  • Limited # of iPads for weekend & 1-week use
Microsoft SurfacePros  (Los Baños)
  • Los Baños: check out at Circulation Desk
  • 4 hours
  • In-library use only
Study Rooms
  • 1st Floor in Merced
    • No check out
    • First-come, first serve
    • No time limit
  • 2nd Floor in Merced
  • Los Baños
    • Check out pass at Circulation Desk
    • 2 hours
Periodicals (print magazines, journals, newspapers) & Archives
  • 8 hours
  • In-library use only

How Do I Renew Materials?

  • Renew books and DVDs at the Check Out Desk or once through OneSearch, the library catalog
    • Additional renewals must be done at the Check Out Desk
  • Renew Microsoft SurfacePros and iPad Minis at the Check Out Desk

How Do I Return Materials?

  • Inside book drops are located in the Check Out Desk counter in both libraries 
  • The outside book drop at the Merced Campus is in the wall to the right of the double entry doors
  • The outside book drop at the Los Banos Campus is in the wall next to the exterior bookstore window