Q: Who can use and visit the Library? A: Because USU is a public Land Grant university, anyone is welcome to visit and use materials.
Q: Can the public check out library books? A: People who are not affiliated with Utah State University but who wish to check out library books may purchase a General Public library card. The card:
Is valid for one year
Entitles bearer to check out up to ten books for three weeks.
Q: Can the public use the BARN? A: Yes. When you pick up items, you will be asked to leave your driver’s license or other ID with the staff while you use the materials, or if you wish to borrow them you will need to purchase a borrowing card.
Q: Can the public check out government documents? A: Government Documents may be checked out by any U.S. citizen free of charge. The Book Check Out/Circulation desk has a special permit for this service.
Q: Are there computers for public use? A: Ten computers are available for use by the general public. These public workstations are located just inside the front door to the left. Printouts from the public PCs may be retrieved and paid for at the Book Check Out/Circulation desk ($.07/page).
Q: How can USU Alumni use the Merrill-Cazier Library? A: They may visit the Alumni office to obtain an Alumni card, which they may bring to the library in order to check out books. Alumni do not have access to online databases and electronic journals from off campus, but they may use these sources from public workstations in the library.
Q: Can visiting scholars or visiting faculty check out books from the library? A: Yes. The hosting department needs to complete an online form: http://library.usu.edu/main/forms/libcardreq.php. The Head of Patron Services will set up an account and send the library card to the department.