Skip to content

Lost & Found in the Library

Posted in Circulation Desk, Faculty, General News, Service Desks, Students, and Visiting the Library

Lost and FoundLeft your USB drive in the Information & Learning Commons? Dropped your car keys somewhere in the stacks?

The Pollak Library is a big building and has a lot of visitors every day, so it’s not surprising that a few things get misplaced or left behind. On a typical day, it is very common for 10 or more items of personal property to be recovered in the Library. USB drives and other personal electronics currently lead the pack, but books, keys, and eyeglasses are never far behind.

The Circulation Desk (1st floor, Library south) serves as the clearinghouse for all lost and found items in the building. All found items are immediately logged and then held for the rest of the day. Items that go unclaimed are turned over to the university police at closing.

To see if your lost item was found in the Library, please contact the Circulation Desk in person, by phone at 657-278-2721, or by e-mail to Provide a detailed description of the item and the approximate date it was lost.

This post was originally authored by Matthew Van Norman, former head of Circulation Services.


Leave a Comment, Question, or Suggestion!