Library Checkout 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


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Books can be checked out for 2 weeks.
  • DVDs, VHS, and other media can be checked out for 1 week.
  • Journals and Magazines can be borrowed for 1 week.
  • Reserve items can be checked out for 2 hours, in-library use only.

Current SUU students, faculty, and staff can check out materials with a valid SUU ID card. You must present a physical or digital SUU ID at the time of check-out.

Community members not enrolled or employed at SUU can purchase a Friends of the Library patron card.

Students taking evening courses, distance courses, or attending other universities can learn about their borrowing rights at the Check Out Desk.

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 it's almost time to return your items, you will receive an e-mail reminding you that they're due. Please keep your contact information, including your e-mail and phone number, up-to-date in your catalog account.

Utah residents over the age of 18 with a valid picture ID can purchase a Friend of the Library patron card for a fee of $30.00 per year. This card may be purchased at the Check Out Desk and can be used by all family members residing in your household.

Patrons may also opt to join the Friends of the Library for extended privileges. Learn more about how to Become a Friend.

Our catalog contains all the books owned by the Gerald R. Sherratt Library. This includes materials in the main collection, as well as the juvenile, curriculum, media, and government collections. It also includes items held in Special Collections and our large library of eBooks.

You can view our Library maps to see where specific collections are located. If you need further assistance locating materials, talk to a librarian.

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.