Borrowing & Renewals


  • What items are available for checkout?

    General Items

    • General Books
    • DVDs, Music CDs, and Reference books
      5 days
    • Bound Journals
      2 days

    Technology Items

    • iPads
      5 days
    • PC and Mac Laptops
      3 hours
    • Graphing Calculators
      3 hours
    • Boogie Board ?
      3 hours
    • Lightning digital AV adapter
      3 hours
    • Lightning to VGA adapter
      3 hours
    • Mac Chargers
      3 hours
  • What items can be renewed and for how long?


    • All general items can be renewed twice online or over the phone (unless the item is on hold)
    • Technology items cannot be renewed
  • How many items can I have checked out and for how long?

    Checkout Periods

    • Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students, Emeritus Professors
      16 weeks
      100 items
    • Undergraduate Students
      3 weeks
      35 items
    • Public Cardholders, Alumni
      3 weeks
      10 items

    - All library materials are subject to recall.
    - Circulation will notify patrons of overdue items and hold notices via email.

  • What are the overdue fines?

    Overdue Fines

    Standard Items
    $0.25 per day
    Recalled Items
    $1.00 per day
    $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

    - There is no grace period for overdue items

  • How do I place a hold or recall on an item?

    Holds and Recalls


    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 search bar on the homepage.


    A recall will reset the due date for the item to one week from the date the recall was placed. Items are eligible for recall two 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.

  • Can I check books out if I am not a USU student or staff member?

    General Public Library Cards

    If you aren’t affiliated with USU, you can purchase a General Public Library Card for $25.00. This card is valid for one year and allows you to check out up to 10 books for 3 weeks.

    Alumni and Spouse cards

    If you are a USU alumnus or spouse of a USU staff member or alumnus, you can also check out materials for no cost by first obtaining the proper ID card from the USU Welcome Center. Spouses can obtain an ID card from the USU Card Office.

  • How do I checkout books from other libraries?

    Borrow from other Utah Libraries

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

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Circulation Desk

Location: First Level
Desk: (435) 797-2601
Office: (435) 797-2633

Circulation Desk closes 15 minutes before the Library