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Library Cards

Students and staff are responsible for carrying their Jessup student ID on them at all times, which acts as their library card. For community patrons, a State ID card or Drivers License functions as your library card.

Loan Limits and Duration

Each Jessup student, staff, and faculty member can check out up to 15 items at once. Community patrons and alumni can check out any five non-equipment items.

Our loan periods are:

Item Type Loan Duration
Books Three (3) weeks
Equipment Three (3) days
Media (DVDs) Seven (7) days
Reference In-library use only
Periodicals In-library use only


Taking materials out of the library without checking them out is considered stealing. Such behavior will be subject to disciplinary action as outlined in the student handbook.


If there is not a hold on the item, students may renew checked-out material twice in person, by phone at 916-577-2288, e-mail, or online via the “Renew Items” button on the library website. Contact library staff if you are having trouble logging in.


Students and Staff can place a hold on items checked out to prevent renewal. When the book is returned, an email will automatically be sent to the holding patron and the book will be placed on the holds shelf for a week, after which the hold will be canceled. If a patron places a hold on a book that is currently in the stacks, library staff will pull the item for pick up at the Circulation Desk.

Alumni and community patrons are unable to place holds because our holds system requires active university authentication credentials.

Interlibrary Loans (ILL)

Interlibrary loans are available for students, staff, and faculty only. You cannot use ILL for required course textbooks. More information about Interlibrary Loans can be found here.

Overdue Items and Fines

All items must be returned to the library the day they are due prior to closing to avoid a late fee. There is a brief grace period after which fines will begin accruing. When the library is closed, items may be returned in the book drop outside the main entrance to the library, and will be checked in the next day.  

If an item is 30 days overdue, it is considered lost and the borrowing patron’s account will be charged accordingly.

Fines exceeding the amount of $10 will be charged directly to the student’s account. If there are mitigating circumstances, you may contact to petition a fine. Staff reserves the right to adjust fines in cases of error. 

Damaged Items

If a patron loses or damages any library materials, they must notify the library immediately. Patrons will be charged a $25 service fee for lost items in addition to the replacement cost. Students will have the fee sent to their student account. Non-students will have their accounts deactivated until the charge is resolved. 

Claims Returned Policy

An item that a patrons claims to have returned will be marked as such in the library system to stop fines from accruing and added to a search list. The search list will be processed regularly by staff. Found items will be checked in and have any associated fines removed. Unfound items will be marked as lost after several attempts. 

Spaces Policies

Study Rooms

Our 6 study rooms are for students, faculty, staff, and university alumni (see below). Each patron may book a study room for up to 3 hours per day, as far as 2 weeks in advance. Bookings that exceed this limit will be canceled. Reservations can be made here. Special requests can be made by emailing

Media Lab

The Hugh & Hazel Darling Foundation Media Lab on the second floor of the library contains Mac computers for student usage, as well as dynamic workspaces and seating for collaborative group study. This space is used for instruction; class times can be found on this Google Calendar

Computer Lab

The Computer Lab in ACAD 100 is accessible to students 24 hours a day with a student ID card. The computer lab is used as a classroom through the day, but is convenient for students who need to access printing and computers when the library is closed. 

Innovation Center

The goal of the Innovation Center is create, collaborate, and connect. The Center is located on the second floor of the library. It contains 3D printers, a laser cutter, a Cricut and other tools. The innovation Center is for student, staff, and alumni use only at this time.

Computer & Internet Usage

All computer and internet usage must adhere to the overarching policies of William Jessup University. Library staff may impose restrictions, such as time limits or types of use, on library equipment. While respecting individual users’ right to privacy, the library staff reserves the right to monitor use of computer workstations to ensure compliance with library policies. 

For more information on the tech policies of the university, go here. Community patrons will not be given their own computer login and must speak with the circulation desk to request access. 

Remote Access

Library databases are accessible from anywhere in the world with internet. When prompted, use your Jessup credentials firstname.lastname and the password to your Jessup email/Moodle. Our licenses only allow off-campus access for students, faculty, and staff with a current Jessup login.

Alumni Patronship

Alumni patronship is freely available to graduates of San Jose Bible College, San Jose Christian College, and William Jessup University. Alumni use of the library is intended for research and study. Alumni are welcome to use the open study spaces around the library, and the Innovation Center.  Alumni patrons are able to check out 5 books at a time for 3 weeks, and have access to library databases while on campus.

Community Patronship

Community patronship is available for $50 annually. Community use of the library is intended for research and study. Community patrons are welcome to use the open study spaces around the library, but are not permitted to use study rooms or the Innovation Center.  Community patrons are able to check out 5 books at a time for 3 weeks, and have access to library databases while on campus. At this time, printing service are not available.

Any use of the library or other campus facilities needs to go For more information, email


By federal law, library registration files and circulation records are confidential to protect an individual’s right to privacy. Staff may not give out any personally identifiable information to other students or to the public unless the student provides written consent specifying the records to be disclosed and the specific recipient. Unpaid library debts or financial records may be disclosed on a need-to-know basis to relevant university officials.


Information about tutoring for WJU students is available through the Learning Commons. The Learning Commons does not offer services to individuals outside of the institution. If you are a non-Jessup student who seeks to tutor or be tutored, you may not use library space and must contact if you’d like to rent a space on campus. 


We recommend that meals be eaten in the Crawford Commons rather than in the library. The Commons has a kitchenette, tables, and trash cans for your convenience. You may also find the Commons a pleasant place for studying. Covered drinks and snacks are permitted in the library.


Patrons should be mindful that while at the downstairs tables or along the upstairs balcony, their voices and conversations resonate. 

Groups over 4 people are encouraged to book a study room in advance to manage volume. We have a dedicated “Quiet Study Area” to support patrons seeking a quiet atmosphere for solitary study. Our study rooms are available to any student or staff member for 3 hours a day. We recommend you book rooms in advance as they are popular and limited.

Disruptive cell phone conversations are prohibited in the library. Please consider your fellow students in all things. 


Unfortunately the library has suspended book donations due to staff turnover. We may be resuming book donations later this year. Please reach out to if you have questions. Information about general donations can be found here.

Book Sales

The Library will no longer be doing large annual book sales. 

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