The Merrill-Cazier Library contains over 1,505,000 total volumes, including 620,800 books, 300,370 government documents, over 100,000 maps, 12,760 current serial subscriptions, and access to over 200 bibliographic, fulltext, and informational databases. The Library is a regional depository of U.S. government publications, and, thus, has extensive holdings of U.S. agency documents, maps, and periodicals nad Utah State University is a Land-Grant institution and classified as an RU/H (Research University--high research activity) in the most recent Carnegie classification scheme. The graduate program of USU is classified as "Doc/STEM". Unlike many research universities, USU is not a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), which comprises the top 113 research libraries in North America.
Reflecting the university's curriculum and research agenda, the USU Library has strong collections in agriculture, natural resources, and technology. We are also working to improve the collections in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. As new programs are developed, we look forward to working with departments and administrators to ensure that valuable library collections and information resources are made available to students and faculty in these areas.
Head of Collection Development