Continuity of Library Research & Services

This guide will help you locate and access library research and instructional support resources during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Library Pick Up Hours

Patrons can request items via OneSearch and library staff will pull and checkout items for patrons. Materials can be picked up at the library exit doors in the breezeway:

  • Mondays - Thursday, 8am to 2pm
  • Friday, 8am to 12pm
  • Saturdays, 10am to 2pm

Meriam Library study spaces and stacks are closed to patrons at this time, with most faculty and staff working remotely, with the majority of our services available online.

Checking Out Materials

Items can be requested for pickup through OneSearch. Click the "request" link on a record. More information on Requesting titles from the Meriam Library.

Once a request is placed, you will receive an email when the item is checked out to you and ready for pickup.

Please note:

  • Equipment and technology are not being checked out at this time.
  • We are currently not circulating items to Courtesy and Non Affiliated Users.
  • The Meriam Library remains closed to entry.

Due Dates

We are working on extending due dates for our items. Login to your Library Account to see what is checked out to and your current due dates.

WebCams are due on January 15, 2021.

This page will be updated with more information when it is available.


Most of our items do not have a late fee, however reserve (including Student Learning Fee books) are $1.00 per hour up to $50.

Items not returned 7 days after the due date will incur a replacement fee.

Returning Items

Books can be returned to the library breezeway drop box or to our new curbside drop off in the Student Service Center pull through. They can also be dropped off at any CSU library that is accepting books and they will send your item back to us. Technology cannot be dropped off at other CSUs but can be returned during library book pick up hours.

Please note:

All items are undergoing a 72 hour quarantine period before they are checked in. This includes reserve items.

Please check your Library Account for the due dates and contact us if you have questions.

Overdue/Lost Notices

The library sends out notices to inform patrons of which titles they have out. Overdue items are considered lost if they are not returned by the due date. If you still have items that were marked as lost, you may either return them or contact circulation to extend your due date. Once your item(s) are returned, you will no longer have a bill for these items.

You may return items to our new curbside drop box in the Student Services Center pull through or the library return box in the library breezeway.

To contact circulation:

Call during our library pick up hours (listed above), 530-898-6501


CSUs Accepting Book Returns for Chico

You may drop off your books at the CSU campuses listed below, they will route the books back to us. This list is current as of 9/15/2020.

  • Bakersfield
  • Channel Islands
  • Chico
  • East Bay
  • Fresno
  • Fullerton
  • Humboldt
  • Maritime
  • Monterey Bay
  • Northridge
  • Sacramento
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • San Luis Obispo
  • San Marcos
  • Sonoma
  • Stanislaus

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