Check Out Desk

The Check out Desk is located on the main floor by the main entrance.

Contact us at 435-865-8240 or at

Materials for Check out

Books iPads
T-Bird Textbooks and Reserves Journals and Magazines
Calculators Headphones
Cameras Interlibrary loan materials
CARES Act Equipment Request Form Group study rooms


Check out books and materials Handle lost & found items
Renew borrowed materials Pay fines
Request titles to be added to the collection Request materials

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Books may be checked out for 2 weeks.
  • DVD's and VHS's and other media materials may be checked out for 1 week.
  • Journals and Magazines may be borrowed for 1 week.
  • Reserve items are to be used in the library and may be checked out for 2 hours.

Current SUU students, faculty, and staff may check out materials with a valid SUU ID card. You must present a physical or digital SUU ID at the time of check-out. Others may purchase a Friends of the Library patron card. Students of other universities, and those in evening and distance learning programs, should check with the Check Out Desk regarding their privileges.

All library users must check materials out at the Check Out Desk. Current SUU students, faculty, and staff may check out up to 25 items. Those with a Friend of the Library patron card may check out up to 10 items.

Materials can be returned on campus at the Check Out Desk book return slot, the book return box by the library parking lot, and the book return slot outside the library exit doors. Materials may also be returned at any UALC Partner library.

Fines are due for overdue material at the following rates:

Material type Fine per item Maximum fine per item
Books & media $0.30 / day $10.00
Journals & magazines $0.50 / day $10.00


The charge for lost items is the replacement cost plus a $15.00 processing fee. If a book that was paid for is found, it should be returned immediately to the Check Out Desk. If the book has not been reordered, your replacement cost will be refunded. The processing fee is not refundable.

Materials can be renewed at the Check Out Desk, by calling 435-865-8240, or through logging in to the Library Online Catalog to access your account.

When the due date for materials is near, you will receive an e-mail reminding you that it is due. Please keep your contact information, including your e-mail and phone number, up-to-date on the Catalog.

Utah residents over the age of 18 with a valid picture ID may purchase a Friend of the Library patron card for a fee of $30.00 per year. This card may be purchased at the Circulation Desk and may be used by all family members residing in the household. Patrons may also opt to join the Friends of the Library for extended privileges--here's how to Become a Friend.

Our Catalog indexes all the books contained in the Gerald R. Sherratt Library including all materials in the main, juvenile, curriculum, special collections, journals, media items, and government documents. You may also view our Library maps to see where specific collections are located. If you need further assistance locating materials, our Librarians who work at the Questions Desk can assist you.

If these Q&A's do not answer your questions, we encourage you to ask at the Check Out Desk, or view our Circulation Policy PDF.