Library & Media Services

  • IPoly students are privileged to use the Cal Poly Library. The library has a treasure trove of materials for student use. The Library’s special facilities and services include an online public access catalog and computer-assisted search services. Specialized workshops on library use are a part of the IPoly Student Orientation. Personal assistance is available at four service desks and by appointment with reference and instructional services staff. The URL for the Cal Poly Library is:

    Students must have a library card to check out materials from the Cal Poly Library. The IPoly Student ID card, with the Cal Poly Library barcode on the back, serves as the library card. Barcodes are issued only to students who have a Cal Poly Library Contract on file at IPoly, signed by a parent/guardian. Students must have their IPoly ID with them and register at the Second floor Circulation Desk. The Cal Poly barcode is for the student’s personal use only. When students accept their barcodes, they assume the responsibility for all checked-out materials. Students must carry their IPoly ID at all times while visiting the library.

    The IPoly Photo ID with a barcode is required for any material check out.

    A limit of five items for two weeks may be checked out. Books can be renewed in person twice with or without books in hand, provided there are no holds on them. Books can also be renewed online through ‘My Library Account.’