Renewals & Loan Periods

Although the CSU Libraries are physically closed, we are available virtually to help with your research needs! See Library Services Updates for information on specific library services. Contact us via e-mail or 24/7 live chat at Ask Us for assistance.

The due date on all books owned by CSU has been extended to September 1, 2020. If you would like to return books before then, please see directions under “Borrowing and Returning Items” on our COVID-19 Library Updates and Resources webpage.

The due date for most laptops is September 1, 2020. If you would like information about returning a laptop or checking out a laptop for summer, please see the directions under “Technology” on our COVID-19 Library Updates and Resources webpage.


To renew most CSU materials, log into your library account.  To quickly access the account login page, click the “My Accounts” link above. Not all materials may be renewed.

Graduate Students
Maximum Loan Amount100 items200 items50 items
Books & Government Documents4 weeks6 months4 weeks
Electronic Media4 weeks6 months4 weeks
Prospector Books6 weeks –
no renewals
6 weeks –
no renewals
Prospector Media1 week –
no renewals
1 week –
no renewals
Laptops & Accessories6 hours – no renewals6 hours – no renewalsN/A
iPads7 days – no renewals7 days – no renewalsN/A
Course Reserve Materials2 hours, 24 hours, or 72 hours – no renewals
Bound Periodicals2 days2 days2 days
Maps & Storage Periodicals2 weeks2 weeks2 weeks
Veterinary Teaching Hospital Library materials 1 week1 week1 week


Library materials may be subject to a recall if another patron requests an item that is checked out. Patrons will be notified of the new due date if an item on their account is recalled.

If the item is not returned by the adjusted due date, a fine will be issued, and library privileges will be suspended.

Contact the Loan & Reserve Desk at (970) 491-1842 for additional help.

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