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Circulation Guide: National University System Affiliate Services

Learn how to request books and articles from the Library.


Welcome, this guide outlines the document delivery services and book borrowing policies for Affiliates of the National University System.  

For questions, contact Patrick Pemberton, Access Services Supervisor: (858) 541-7909 or

Borrowing Privileges

Borrowing Privileges 
All National University faculty, staff, and students from the following National University System Affiliates are eligible to borrow from the library as long as they are actively enrolled or employed by National University System.

  • National University Internatonal
  • National University Virtual High School
  • National University Academy
  • Westmed College
  • Center for Integrative Health
  • National University System Institute for Policy Research
  • National University Golf Academy
  • Center for Performance Psychology 

Loan Periods
Books circulate for four weeks. A maximum of 15 books may be checked out at one time. Periodicals, microforms, reference books, reserve books, and Special Collection items do not  circulate, but may be photocopied or replicated.

Renewals and Holds
If you still require a book after the four-week loan period, you may renew the book if no other patron has requested it. The book may be checked out for an additional four weeks. All overdue fines must be paid before a book is checked out again. You may renew an item a maximum of 3 times, after
which it must be returned to the library. If an item you need is checked out to another patron, you may place a hold on that item using the library catalog. You will be notified when the item has been returned.

Overdue Books and Fines
A late fee of 20 cents per day is assessed for each overdue item. Reserve materials are subject to a late fee or 50 cents per day per item. Once the fine reaches $5.00, you may not check out more books, and a library hold will be placed on your grades. The maximum late fee that will be assessed is $10.00 per book. Fines apply to all students and staff. If the book is not returned in 30 days, you will receive a bill for replacement costs. If the material is returned, replacement and processing fees will not be assessed, but the maximum late fee of $10.00 will apply.

Lost or Damaged Books
All Borrowers are responsible for repair or replacement costs for books lost or returned damaged.
The replacement cost is $30.00 plus a non-refundable $10.00 processing fee.

Fine Payment

Payment by cash, check or money order can be made in person at the library. Otherwise, checks or money orders made out to National University Library can be mailed to: National University Library Attn: Circulation Dept. 9393 Lightwave Ave San Diego, CA 92123.

Document Delivery Services

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Mon-Thurs: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Fri: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sat: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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