Faculty and Staff Membership

Types of Faculty and Staff Borrowers Card Cost Additional Cards Cost
Cal Poly Faculty and Staff Free Yes Free
Faculty Emeriti (Cal Poly) Free Yes Free
Faculty Emeriti (other CSU campuses) Free No N/A

To get a Kennedy Library Card

Cal Poly Faculty, Staff, and Emeriti should use their PolyCard as their library card. Visit the PolyCard web site for more information.

Faculty Emeritus from other CSU campuses should contact the Circulation Desk at (805) 756-5760 for more information.

Interlibrary Loan Privileges

Cal Poly Faculty, Staff, and Emeriti have full Interlibrary Loan and Link+ privileges.

Faculty Emeriti from other CSU campuses should contact the Interlibrary Services at (805) 756-1222 for more information.

Reference Assistance and Access

Basic library assistance is available to all for free.

Cal Poly Faculty, Staff, and Emeriti have full advanced reference assistance privileges and offsite access to electronic resources.

Faculty Emeriti from other CSU campuses do not have offsite access to electronic resources. Contact the Research Help Desk at (805) 756-2649 for more information about reference assistance.

Borrowing materials

See the Borrowing pages for more information.

Managing your account

Use PolyCat, our online catalog, to renew books and check your account status

  1. Select My Account from any PolyCat web session
  2. Use your last name and Library Card Barcode to log in
  3. Once in your record, choose the option you would like to view checked out books, reading history, requested materials, and more
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