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Handbook for Patrons: Resources for Local Students (Fullerton)

Coverage of our policies, procedures, and general information about the Hugh & Hazel Darling Library


All SALT students are eligible to check out books and to use the computers in the Information Commons.

Summary of Privileges at the Darling Library

Status: Guest
Place Holds? Yes
Renew Material? No
Interlibary Loan? No
IC Computer Use? Yes
Database Access? Yes
WiFi? Yes

Local Libraries

Borrowing Privileges at the Darling Library

If you are local, you may want to set up a library patron account to borrow books from the Darling Library in Fullerton, California. You may apply for borrowing privileges by bringing a government issued picture ID to the library's Circulation Desk and filling out a Darling Library Guest Patron Information form with the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • University ID number

Verification of enrollment is required. It could take two or three business days for processing. 

As a SALT student, you will be permitted to check out up to five books at a time for 30 days.

Setting up your Library Patron Account Online

After you have been added into the WMS library system as a Patron (see above,) you will be able to borrow books and enable your Library Patron Account to place books "on hold" from off campus so you can pick them up at the library later. 

Click the link below for step-by-step instructions on how to set up your account to place books on hold and more.

How to search the library catalog for books only...

If you live near the Fullerton campus and would like to look up books to check out from the Darling Library at Hope International University, use the step by step instructions below to search for books only within our catalog (WorldCat Discovery).

  • Go to the Library Home Page at and click the Advanced Search link under the search box.

  • Enter your search term into one of the search boxes and change the search index to the left of the search box as necessary (Keyword, Title, Author, etc).
  • Change format from All Formats to Book.
  • Change location from All Libraries to Hope International University.




Watch a video to see how to search WorldCat Discovery and use filters to limit your search to just those formats you want and to just the Darling Library at Hope International University: