Welcome to your USU Libraries
The USU Libraries are committed to promoting academic achievement. We provide a range of services and resources to help students succeed.
Get Research Help
Get immediate assistance with your research via online chat. Visit our homepage and look for the button below to start chatting!
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Research guides are online, expertly compiled lists of resources and research tools specific to your subject or class. There's a guide for every course to help you quickly connect to relevant databases – just look for the "Research Help" tab in Canvas.
You can meet one-on-one with a subject librarian for help focusing your research topic, finding and evaluating information, citing sources, and much more! There's a librarian for every major and program at USU.
Study and Collaborate
The Information Commons is a large, open access computer lab with a Virtual Reality Lab, 3D printers, a one-button recording studio, IT help, printing, copying, and scanners. For detailed information, see Technology in the Library page.
As a USU student, you can reserve a group study room using the online booking system.
The Library provides a family- and kid-friendly study space, located in the Library Media Collections area, Room 158G.
Infant Care and Lactation Room
Room 139 near the 1st floor elevators provides a private place inside the library to feed infants or use a breast pump. See the Circulation Desk for access.
Access Quality Resources Faster!
Lean Library is a browser extension that helps you avoid paywalls when searching in Google and alerts you if the Library has access to online materials.
Check Out Books and More
Technology and Equipment
Laptops, ipads, calculators and other equipment and study aids are available for short-term checkout. Learn more about technology checkouts.
Undergraduate students can check out up to 35 books from the general collection for 3 weeks. Graduate students can check out up to 100 books for 16 weeks. Learn more about checkout policies.
Why pay for textbooks? Most courses have an extra copy on hand at the library. You can check out Course Reserves to reserve your textbook for up to three hours at a time.
Open Educational Resources (OER)
Want to utilize free or low-cost textbooks? Be sure to check for OER courses when registering for classes. You can search using the Zero Cost Course Materials attribute when registering for classes to keep an eye out for classes that offer freely available textbooks.
Search for Information
As a USU student, you have access to over 60,000 online journals, nearly 2 million print books and journals, 7,600,000 e-books, and 480,000 government publications. You can access almost all of our online resources from anywhere with an internet connection with your A-number and password.
Search all collections from library.usu.edu
Articles and Databases
Databases are searchable collections of articles from academic and professional journals, magazines, newspapers and books. USU Libraries subscribes to many databases, giving you access to information with your A-number and password.
If you need a resource the library doesn’t own, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan (a free service), and we will borrow it from another library for you. Interlibrary Loan can also deliver materials to statewide and online students.
Need help navigating a database? Look for the "Play" icon or "How do I?" button to open a tutorial. Librarians are also happy to help you with your database searches!