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*The Robert L. Powell Library*: Visitors

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Visitor Use Policies


All are welcome to use The Master's University Robert L. Powell Library and its resources in-house, provided decorum appropriate to the mission and ministry of The Master's University Library are maintained.  See LIBRARY DEMEANOR for details.

Walk-in guests and resident card holders will be held accountable for abiding by the same policies, procedures and copyright policies as those of The Master's University community.  Details of these policies, procedures and services are available on this "*The Robert L. Powell  Library*" LibGuide.


  • Circulation privileges apply to Resident Card Holders (see below).
  • Internet access can be provided upon request.  
  • Printing is available with the purchase of Printer Credits for $1, $5 or $10 at the circulation desk.  For more instructions on printing in the library, please see Scanning & Printing on the Library Services page above or consult with a library staff member.
  • Free access to the TMU Guest WiFi.
  • InterLibrary Loan Services for guests and resident card holders are not available through the Powell Library.  Instead, please consult a local public library.
  • Remote access to the library's online resources, i.e., ebooks, articles, databases, etc. is prohibited.

Resident Card Holder Application Requirements:

  1. Must be 16 years old or older.
  2. Must reside within a reasonable driving distance of the Santa Clarita Valley (proof or residency required).
  3. Pay a non-refundable annual fee of $10.  There is a $5 fee to replace lost or broken cards.
  4. Sign the "Resident Library Card Policy Agreement" indicating you have read, understood and agree to abide by the library's policies and procedures as well as all applicable copyright laws. Those who are unable to meet these requirements will have the privilege of using this library revoked and if called for, prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
  5. Fill out, sign and bring with you a Patron Registration Form. You may leave blank the People/Student ID number.
  6. Obtain a picture ID from the circulation staff

For your convenience, you may set up an appointment with the Circulation Manager, to complete the application process for obtaining a Resident library card:  email <> or call (661)362-2272.

Resident card holders may check out up to 5 items at a time and have an overdue limit of 2 items at any one time before a STOP is placed on his/her card.

A STOP on an account prohibits the patron from checking out any more materials until the fine is paid or the overdue items are returned.  A STOP will be placed on a patron's account, if a patron's fines and fees reach $2.50 or, if the overdue limit of two items at any given time is exceeded.

Overdue fines are 25¢ per day for 4 weeks. Items not returned within four weeks of the check-out date will be considered lost and a $70 lost item fee will apply (see "Replacement costs" below)   As a courtesy, reminder notices will be emailed 2 days before the due date and again on the day the item is due.

Replacement costs for lost items is $60.00 per item plus a $10.00 processing fee.  Patrons may reduce the $60 lost item fee by purchasing a new copy of the same edition at their own expense, however the processing fee and any overdue fees will still apply.  There is a $25.00 fee for each damaged item.

Recalled Items

The Circulation Manager reserves the right to recall an item that is needed for the support of the current curriculum.  If such a request is made, please return the item immediately.  Failure to return recalled items within three days will incur a fine of $1.00 per day for a maximum of five days.

*The library director reserves the right to deny or revoke library privileges to any visitor or resident card holder at anytime.

For additional information about library use policies and procedures contact the Circulation Desk (661)-362-2278.

Last updated May 2024.

Resident Agreement

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Janet "Miss T." Tillman
Robert L. Powell Library
The Master's University
21726 Placerita Canyon. Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91321