Library Policies

Borrowing Privileges

Yo San students, faculty and staff have full borrowing privileges of library materials. Alumni and the general public may enjoy library resources on a reference basis only.

Inter-library Loan Agreements

The YSU library can order materials on Interlibrary Loan through Worldshare, a network of libraries worldwide. This service is available to all students. Although free of charge, shipping and handling charges may apply at the cost of the student.

Loan Periods

Masters students may check out a maximum of five items at one time for a period of 14 days. Doctoral students may check out a maximum of 6 items at one time for a period of 30 days. Borrowed items may be renewed in person, by an email to, or by phone (310) 577-3000 ext. 112. Library items cannot be renewed if another patron

Placing a Hold

Borrowers may place a hold on materials in person, via email, or by phone. The patron will be contacted by student mailbox and/or email once the item becomes available. The item will be held for one week.

Overdue Fines

Late fees will be assessed for items overdue at the following rate of $0.25 per day. The library requests that students pay all library fees prior to registering for the next term’s classes. Materials six weeks overdue will be treated as lost materials. Once a student has an outstanding fee of $25 or more, library privileges are suspended.

Lost and Damaged Materials

Lost/damaged materials will be charged the replacement cost of the item.

Computer Services

The YSU library contains four computer work stations with word processing and printing capabilities. There are two multifunction copier/printers. Copies and prints are ten cents per page (black & white), 25 cents per page (color). Wireless internet access and wireless printing is also available..