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Library Policies

Borrowing Privileges & Computer Access

Borrowing privileges and computer access are free to all currently enrolled students, faculty and staff members, alumnae and religious affiliates. To obtain a barcode, please present the following at the circulation desk of either the Coe or the McCarthy Library.

Current Students

MSMU student ID or valid photo ID and proof of current enrollment.

Faculty/Staff Members

MSMU staff ID or valid photo ID and proof of employment.


Valid photo ID and verification card from the alumnae association.

Religious Affiliates

Valid photo ID and proof of religious affiliation.

Loan Period Fees & Extended Use Fees

Fines for overdue books are 25 cents a day. Fines for overdue periodicals, media and reserve materials are $2 per hour or day, depending on the checkout period. Overdue notices are issued as a courtesy reminder to the patron, and billings are sent when materials become significantly overdue.

Replacement/processing fees for lost materials:

Books - $45
Periodicals - $20.50 
Media - $110.00

Ignoring fees and fines will result in automatic blockage of borrowing privileges in the online system. 

Change is available in the Business Office Mon-Fri 9am-4pm and at Weekend College on an active session day.

  • Charles Willard Coe Memorial Library

    Chalon Campus
    Phone: 310.954.4370

    Monday-Thursday: 8am-10pm
    Friday: 8am-4:30pm
    Saturday: 9am-5pm
    Sunday: 10am-10pm

  • J. Thomas McCarthy Library

    Doheny Campus
    Phone: 213.477.2750

    Monday-Thursday: 8am-9pm
    Friday: 8am-4:30pm
    Saturday: 8am-9pm
    Sunday: 8am-9pm