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Using the Library

Checkout, Borrow, and Return Materials

The CSU-Pueblo University Library is open to all students, faculty, staff, and the public. Borrowing and access privileges are outlined below. When using the library, please remember:

CSU-Pueblo Students, Faculty, and Staff

Library Card and Online Access

  • Borrow items: Your CSU-Pueblo ThunderCard serves as a library card. Use your PID number to check out, renew, and return books and other items at the Circulation Desk. To borrow items from PCCLD @ the U, you will need a PCCLD public library card, which can be obtained at the Circulation Desk.
  • Access online resources: Your CSU-Pueblo eAccount login provides complete access to the library's online resources, from on- and off-campus.
  • Renew items: Renew items by phone, in person, or by logging into your Library Account.

Lending Periods

Loan periods for commonly used items are listed below. Separate guidelines for government documents, bound periodicals, and other special materials can be found in the Circulation Policy. Users will be notified of the due date when checking out materials.

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    Undergraduate Students

    Type of Material Loan Period Renewals Limits
    Books (CSU System) 4 weeks 3 renewals Unlimited
    CDs and DVDs (CSU System) 1 week 3 renewals Unlimited
    Laptops 3 hours or 48 hours N/A 1 item
    iPads 48 hours N/A 1 item
    Prospector 6 weeks None 70 items
    WorldCat Varies Varies 20 items
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    Graduate Students

    Type of Material Loan Period Renewals Limits
    Books (CSU System) 6 months 3 renewals Unlimited
    CDs and DVDs (CSU System) 1 week 3 renewals Unlimited
    Laptops 3 hours or 48 hours N/A 1 item
    iPads 48 hours N/A 1 item
    Prospector 6 weeks None 70 items
    WorldCat Varies Varies 30 items
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    Faculty and Staff

    Type of Material Loan Period Renewals Limits
    Books (CSU System) 6 months 3 renewals Unlimited
    CDs and DVDs (CSU System) 1 week 3 renewals Unlimited
    Laptops N/A N/A N/A
    iPads N/A N/A N/A
    Prospector 6 weeks None 70 items
    WorldCat Varies Varies 30 items

Community Members

Community members are welcome to make use of the library's books and electronic resources.

  • Borrow items: Colorado residents may borrow up to 4 items at a time using their driver's license. Or, visitors may purchase an LID card for a one-time fee of $5.00 to borrow up to 10 items at a time. LID cardholders are also entitled to Interlibrary Loan borrowing privileges. 
  • Access online resources: LID cardholders may access the library's online resources at the computer kiosks located in front of the Research Help Desk on the 2nd floor. PCCLD Library materials require a public library card, which may be obtained at the circulation desk. Due to licensing restrictions, LID cardholders cannot access electronic resources from off campus. See the LID Policy for more information.
  • Renew items: Renew items by phone or in person.

Visiting Students

Students enrolled in high school, community college, or another university are welcome to make use of the library's books and electronic resources.

  • Borrow items: See Community Members borrowing information.
  • Access online resources: Students may borrow an LID card from the Circulation Desk by presenting a valid student ID. The LID card provides network access to the library's online resources at the computer kiosks located in front of the Research Help Desk on the 2nd floor.

Consideration for Others

The CSU-Pueblo University Library provides a place for focus, study, and collaboration. Persons engaging in loud or disruptive behavior, or any activity defined by the Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S. 18-9-106) as disorderly conduct, will be asked to modify or cease the disruption. Library staff members have the authority to determine if behavior is disruptive and may call campus security or the sheriff’s department if necessary.

Designated Study Areas

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors of the University Library are general service areas, and conversation at a reasonable voice level is expected. The 4th, 5th, and 6th floors are designated as quiet study floors, with study rooms available for groups.

Cell Phones and Headphone Use

In order to provide an atmosphere conducive to learning and study, cell phones should be kept on vibrate mode within the library, and extended conversations conducted in the first floor lobby. Headphones should be used for audio/video streaming, except in enclosed study or technology rooms.

Food and Beverages

These are permitted in closed containers in any library area where these are not specifically prohibited (e.g., computer lab areas, Archives Reading Room).  Food is not permitted at computer workstations.

Children in the Library

Parents or guardians are responsible for the actions of children under the age of 18. Young children should not be left unattended. Parents are also responsible for supervising their child’s research or computer usage. The Library does not provide filtering devices for its computers nor otherwise censor the information within its collections.

Animals

Only service animals are allowed in the library.

Proctoring

The Library does not have staffing or facilities available for proctoring of tests. Students registered with the Disability Resource Office should contact that office for proctoring of exams. Extended Studies students can contact the Division of Extended Studies for assistance with proctoring.

Personal Property

The Library has no facilities for the secure storage of personal property and will not be responsible for lost property. Please inquire at the Circulation Desk for lost or found items. Do not leave personal belongings unattended.

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