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Using OneSearch

A guide to using OneSearch.

For San Jose Public Library Patrons

Introducing OneSearch, the new SJSU Library Catalog

The California State University system, to which San Jose State belongs, is switching to a single catalog (a unified library management system, or ULMS) for all 23 CSU campus libraries. This unified system allows all CSU students, faculty, and staff to easily borrow from other CSU campuses. This new unified catalog is called OneSearch. 

Who can borrow from SJSU?

SJSU will provide current SJPL users an account in OneSearch as long as their SJPL accounts are in good standing and they are not temporary borrowers. Patrons who do not yet have an SJPL account will need to get one before they can get an OneSearch account. SJPL patrons will only be able to borrow items from the SJSU Library, not from CSU+.

Applying for an SJSU library card

Fill out the Request a OneSearch Account form (this will be available starting 6/27 on the library's website) using your SJPL library card number and PIN. An email address is required.

Borrowing Policies

Borrowing limits are as follows:

  • 100 items
  • 3 week checkout with up to 3 renewals
  • 10 holds; pick-up location is limited to King Library
  • At 14 days overdue an item is considered lost and you will be billed a replacement fee of $110
  • Fines must be paid online; no cash or checks accepted
  • This card does not provide remote access to SJSU databases, but there will still be access within the King Library
  • Items should be returned to the King Library, not the public library branches

Checkout Machines at King Library

There will be separate self-checks for SJPL and SJSU materials at King Library.