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Gerald R. Sherratt Library


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Check Out Desk: Materials, Services & Frequently Asked Questions

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

Telephone: 435-865-8240


Materials for Check Out

Books  iPads Personal Alarms
T-Bird Textbooks Group Study Rooms Reserve book room items
Calculators Headphones Journals and Magazines
Cameras Interlibrary Loan materials CARES Act Equipment Request Form



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

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.


How long may materials be checked out?

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


Who can check out materials?

Current SUU students, faculty, and staff may check out materials with a valid SUU ID card. 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.


How can I check out materials?

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.


Where can I return materials?

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.


What are the fines for overdue materials?

Fines are levied on overdue materials and are assessed at the following rates:

Books & Media

Fine per item: $0.30 / day
Maximum fine per item: $10.00


Journals and Magazines

Fine per item: $0.50 / day
Maximum fine per item: $10.00


What if materials are lost?

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.


How do I renew materials?

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


How can I receive reminders on materials?

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.

How do I purchase a patron card?

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.

How do I locate materials and collections?

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 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.