[La Sierra University Library]

Circulation and Reserves


Circulation Desk

The Circulation Desk is responsible for checking in and out books, maintaining the bookshelves, and directing patrons to the correct locations. A list of circulation policies about borrowing and fines is available.

The Circulation Desk is located on the second floor, just to the left as you enter the library. At this desk you will find maps of the library, showing book locations by call number and by subject; handouts explaining our circulation and lending policies; and handouts with our Library hours. Just walk right up and ask our desk worker for any of these items or for any other assistance you might need. If they cannot help you, they will know how to direct you.

Library Cards

Library cards are required to check materials out of the library. A current university ID card is used as the library card for the students, faculty, and staff of La Sierra University. We also accept ID cards from professors from universities within the Inland Empire.

The following library cards are available to you, at the Circulation Desk, if you are not a La Sierra University student, faculty, or staff member.

  • La Sierra is part of the LINK+ network of libraries and you can use a current card from any LINK+ library to check out a book at La Sierra.
  • Friends of the Library cards are available to anyone for a contribution of $35 for one year, or $20 for alumni. (Note that this does NOT allow access to our online databases, which are restricted by contract to students, faculty, and staff.)
  • Courtesy cards are available at no cost to spouses of students, faculty and staff; to La Sierra Elementary and La Sierra Academy teachers; and to pastors of the Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.


Reserves are library books, personal books, and photocopies that professors place at the Circulation Desk to be checked out to students for limited periods of time. These time periods are 2- hour, 1- day, and 3-day, and 7- day. Hefty late fines are attached to Reserve materials that are returned late.

To place materials on reserve professors are required to fill out a reserve request form located at the Circulation Desk, or request with our online form. The form is then to be turned in with the materials to be placed on reserve. A 48 hour processing time is required before material will be ready to circulate. We request that assignments from these materials not be given out until we have had time to do the processing.


Sandra Hartson is the supervisor of the Circulation Desk. She is available for questions regarding lost books, fines, library fees, books you cannot find on the shelves, library policies, and hiring of student employees. You can e-mail her or telephone.

Telephone Sandra Hartson (951) 785-2384
Telephone the Circulation Desk (951) 785-2044


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Last updated July 3, 2012