Check Out Guidelines: Community Patrons and Alumni

Last Update: August 23, 2012

Obtaining a Library Card

Community patron cards may be purchased for $20.00 per year. Alumni may purchase a community patron card for $10.00 per year with a current alumni card. For more information on obtaining an alumni card, contact the UVU Alumni Association at (801) 863-8179.

Community patron and alumni library accounts are good for one year.

Checking Out Materials

Community patrons must present a valid photo ID in order to check out materials. Check out privileges will be blocked in a patron has accrued more than $10.00 in outstanding fines or fees. Community patron card holders and eligible for circulation privileges within the UVU Library, with the exclusion of the interlibrary loan service and reserve materials.

Item Limits

Community patrons may check out up to ten (10) items at a time on their card. This includes the five (5) item limit on videos, DVDs, and CD-ROMs.

Loan Periods

Most items check out for three (3) weeks with one (1) renewal. DVDs, videos, maps, and reference books check out for three (3) days. Children's literature checks out for seven (7) days. See the Circulation guidelines fore more information on loan periods and overdue fines.

Renewing Items

Items may be renewed one (1) time as long as a hold has not been placed on the item. Patrons may renew items in person at the Library, over the phone, or online.

Lost or Damaged Items

Patrons are responsible for all items checked out on their account. If items are lost or damaged, they are responsible for replacement or repair costs, along with a $10.00 non-refundable processing fee per item.

Terms and Conditions

When obtaining a community patron or alumni card from the UVU Library, patrons agree to the following conditions:

  • I agree to take good care of all materials borrowed on this account, to return them when due and to pay all fines for materials borrowed.
  • I agree to give immediate notice to the Library if my account has been compromised (i.e., lost of stolen ID, computer hacked).
  • I shall give prompt notice of any change in phone number, email, or physical address.
  • If it becomes necessary to take legal action to collect any borrowed materials or unpaid fines or changes, I shall be liable for the costs of such action.

Contact Us

  • Circulation Desk: (801) 863-8886