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Richard Welsh Library: Borrowing




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  • Check your due dates
  • Renew check outs
  • See the status of holds

Library Guide 

Circulation Policy 


Borrowing Lengths

Open Shelf Books

3 weeks


1 week

DVDs / Games

1 week

Thesis Books

1 week


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borrowing policy

Borrowing Privileges FAQS

Who can borrow books?

       • Current Students  •  Faculty  • Local Alumni • AIA San Diego Members

How many books can I check out at a time?

  • 20 items may be checked out at a time
  • thesis books are limited to 1 check out at a time
  • magazines are limited to 2 check outs at time

I have no connection to NewSchool, can I still use the library?

How do I get an account?

  • When you enroll at NewSchool an account is generated for you. Having trouble accessing library materials? Contact Us

I'm a NewSchool Alum how do I use the library?

  • Alumni have full borrowing privileges, provided you can show proof of a San Diego address.
  • Your ID Card will not provide access to campus. To visit the library, call NewSchool Security and check in at the Front Desk. Contact Us for more information. 
  • Access to digital library resources is archived 6 months after graduation.
  • If you're interested in ARE study materials, check out our ARE Study Guide

Renewing Items:

How do I renew my items?

My items are not renewing, what's wrong?

  • Items can be renewed a maximum of three times OR
  • Another student has requested the item


Someone has the item I need, what do I do?

I can't make it into the library until later, can you save a book for me?

How will I know my hold is ready?

  •  You will receive 2 emails: 
    1. Confirms you placed the hold
    2. Notifies you that the hold item is ready for pick up

Where is my hold located?

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RICHARD WELSH LIBRARY at NewSchool of Architecture + Design

1249 F Street San Diego CA 92101

619 684 8783