Summer Citizens' Guide to the Library
Author: Rachel Lawyer, Library Instruction Assistant | firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to USU, Summer Citizens! While you are with us for the summer, consider checking out the Merrill-Cazier Library for books, access to computers, exhibits, and more. This is a guide to what the library can offer you this summer. For questions and further help, you can contact the library by phone at (435) 797-2678, email at email@example.com, or in person at the Checkout Desk in the library lobby. You can also check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for helpful library information.
Hours and Contact
The library’s summer hours are generally 7:30am-7:00pm M-Th; 7:30am-5:00pm F; and closed Saturday and Sunday and for certain holidays like Pioneer Day and Independence Day. These hours are subject to change so check out the hours webpage or library homepage for today’s hours.
News and Events
Curious about what’s going on at the library? Stay up to date by checking the Library News page. You can also follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. Search @USULibraries for our profiles!
The Merrill-Cazier Library is located on the southeast side of the Logan campus.
Books, Magazines and Newspapers
You can check out print books from the Merrill-Cazier Library for up to three weeks. Search for books online using the Books and Media Catalog.
You can also browse books in person. The New Books Reading Lounge on the Northeast side of the second floor has a collection of popular new books as well as print subscriptions to select newspapers and magazines.
The books in the library are organized according to the Library of Congress classification system. To browse by subject, you can find where the shelves for each subject are located by using the library maps.
You can access articles and databases for research by using the computers in the Merrill-Cazier Library with your A-Number. For information on how to set up your password to access library computers, visit the "Resetting Your Password" page or stop by the IT desk in the library lobby. There are also public computers in the library that do not require a login.
The library has a collection of digital exhibits available for browsing anywhere from a computer. Check out exhibits on Old Ephraim, the transcontinental railroad in Utah, the aviation heritage of Cache Valley, and more.
Through the summer there will also be physical exhibits in the library. Currently on display in the library atrium is Erratics, A Portfolio of Prints from Utah Artists and in the lower level gallery is Weavings, an exhibition of woven art.
Special Collections & Archives
On the lower level of the Merrill-Cazier Library is our Special Collections and Archives (SCA) area where we house rare books, photographs, manuscripts, university records, and more. For more information on how to use and visit Special Collections, check out the SCA hours webpage.
USU Digital History Collections are available to browse online and showcase unique historical and cultural heritage content from Special Collections and Archives as well as community partners.
Some highlights worth checking out are the recent Beaver Mountain Oral History Project, the Utah State University Buzzer Yearbooks Collection, and the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation digital collection.
The library also has plenty of space for public use. The first floor contains the Information Commons, which has many computers for use. There are different kinds of seating arrangements depending on your needs, such as a stationary bike desk, couches, study tables and chairs with outlets, and study rooms for more privacy. We also have a Family Study Room, which contains books and toys for visiting children.