Checkout Periods

Laptop, Kindle, and AV Checkout

Did you know Kennedy Library also offers checkouts for laptops, Kindles, camcorders and other AV equipment at the PolyConnect Service Desk?
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General Library Materials

  • Cal Poly Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students and Emeritus can check out materials for 90 days.
  • Undergraduate Students, Affiliated Borrowers, Alumni, Emeritus from other CSU campuses and Community Users can check out materials for 21 days

Special Library Materials

  • Browsing books: 21 days for all users
  • Bound periodicals: 21 days for all users


All books, no matter to whom they are checked out, are subject to recall by the library after the user has had the material for 21 days, or less depending on material type.

If a book is needed for Course Reserves use, it will be recalled immediately and is due immediately.

When a request or hold is placed on a book by a patron, the computer then issues a recall notice and may assign a new due date for the book. If your book is recalled your due date may change. If the book is not returned by the new due date listed on the notice, your library privileges may be suspended and recall charges of $1.00/day per/item will accrue. This charge is in addition to the maximum fines listed for book type and there is no maximum limit to these charges.