Checkout & Renew

Standard Checkout Policies

The following policies apply to books in the general circulating collection. 

User Type Checkout Duration How many books can I checkout?
Faculty, Staff, Emeritus Professors 16 weeks 100 books
Graduate Students 16 weeks 100 books
Undergraduate Students 3 weeks 10 books
Public Cardholders, Alumni 3 weeks 10 books

Media & Other Materials

Item Checkout Duration
Theatre Collection 5 days
Multimedia (CD, DVD, Audio) 5 days (only up to 3 items of each collection allowed checked out at any time)

Items Available for Checkout

Item Checkout Duration
iPads 5 days
Laptops 3 hours
Calculators 3 hours
Headphones (in-house use only) 3 hours


Overdue Fine Type Amount
Standard Items $0.25 per day
Recalled Items $1.00 per day
iPads $25.00 after the first day overdue; patron is then billed for replacement costs after five days overdue
Reference books, Interlibrary Loan items, Music CDs, CD-ROMs, and DVDs $1.00 per day
Three-Hour checkout items $6.00 for first hour; $1.00 per additional hour
You will be notified of overdue items via email. There is no grace period for overdue items.
General Books

General circulating books can be renewed up to 2 times unless a hold has been placed by another patron.

Course Reserves and Media

Media and Course Reserves items can be renewed multiple times if another patron isn't waiting to use the item(s).

Technology and Equipment

Devices, chargers and cables, and other technology and equipment cannot be renewed.

All materials are subject to holds and recalls. You will be notified of holds and recalls via email.


Holds will reserve an item for you as soon as the item is returned. Holds can be placed on items by viewing them in the catalog or from the homepage quick search.


A recall will reset the due date for the item to 1 week from the date the recall was placed. Items are eligible for recall 2 weeks after they have been originally checked out. Fines for late recall items increase from 25¢ per day to $1 per day. Recalls can only be placed by staff at the Circulation Desk.

General Public Library Cards

Members of the community from the Carbon and Emery counties, ages 18 and older, can purchase a library card for $25.00. This card expires within a year of purchase and allows you to check out up to 10 books for 3 weeks.


If we don't have the title you need, you can request books from other libraries using interlibrary loan or by checking them out from other partner libraries in Utah.

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