University Library Policies

Access Policy for Non-Affiliated Borrowers of the Cal Poly Humboldt Library

Non-affiliated borrowers are defined as anyone not currently employed by, or attending, Cal Poly Humboldt. Retired staff and emeritus faculty are still considered affiliated. There is a separate policy for alumni borrowing.


The Library exists primarily to support the University's teaching and research functions. In addition, the Library serves the citizens of the area, consistent with its primary function and within prescribed resource limitations.

User Privacy Policy of the Cal Poly Humboldt Library

It is the policy of the Cal Poly Humboldt Library to respect the privacy of all users to the extent permitted by law. The Library will not reveal the identities of individual users (names, addresses, telephone numbers, social security numbers) or reveal what information sources or services they consult (books checked out, questions asked), to anyone outside of the organization unless required to by law.