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About the CSI Library: Policy: Patrons

Mission, policies, services, staff, and contact information

Patrons of the CSI Library (5/9/22)

The CSI Library is funded by student fees and is primarily for the use of CSI students, faculty and staff. CSI students must present their CSI ID card with the current semester's sticker to check out materials from the library. All students taking at least one class for credit are entitled to a CSI ID card. These cards and current stickers may be obtained at Eagle Central in the Taylor Building. 

Students must complete a CSI Library application form before checking out items. Forms must be completed at least once each semester and at any time when the student's address or contact information changes.

CSI staff, faculty, and administration may use their CSI Employee ID card as their library card to checkout materials from the library.

Extension students (BSU, ISU, U of I, NNU) who are taking classes on our campus and are on the list of students provided by each university will be given a library card valid for that semester. They must provide official picture identification when applying for a library card. Extension students must complete a CSI Library application form before checking out items. The form must be completed at least once each semester and at any time their address or contact information changes.

Any adult (over 18 years of age) residing in the eight counties (Twin Falls, Jerome, Gooding, Cassia, Minidoka, Lincoln, Blaine and Elmore) served by CSI is eligible to apply for a CSI Library community card. The applicant must present an official picture identification and official proof of address. Patrons must complete a CSI Library application form before checking out items. The form must be completed at each renewal of the card. 

The cost of the CSI Library community card is $25 per year. Please note that the library accepts cash or in-state checks only. Cash must be used for all sales under $5.00. No debit or credit cards are accepted.

Senior citizens (over 60) may obtain a CSI Library community card at no cost. 

Community card holders are entitled to checkout privileges for books, DVDs, and CDs. Courtesy card holders may also request items through interlibrary loan.

Library Procedure

It is the expectation of the CSI Library that all users will abide by the directions of Library staff. At the discretion of staff, users in violation of CSI Library policies may be asked to change their behavior of leave the Library. In some instances, the Department of Campus Safety may be called to handle the situation. 

Payments

Please note that the library accepts cash or in-state checks only. Cash must be used for all sales under $5.00. No debit or credit cards are accepted. (Students may use the ATM located in the Fine Arts Building.) NOTE: The library cannot charge to student accounts.

CSI Library Public Services and Useful Information

Printing, Copying and Scanning

CSI students, faculty and staff have access to free printing and scanning. Visitors are able to use CSI computers and scanners.

Visitors and community members may use the computer to print

  • $0.20 per page in black and white 
  • $1.00 per page in color 

There are two photocopiers in the library, and these machines are available during library hours. The machines accept cash only. The cost of copies is:

  • $0.10 per copy for black and white
  • $0.20 per copy for color.

There is a 3-D printer in the library that is available to CSI students, staff and faculty.

Faxing

There is no fax machine in the Library. To fax, CSI students may go to the Student  Affairs office (Taylor SUB 235).

Student ID Cards

CSI students in need of a student ID card may come to the Library or go to the Taylor Building. Each student will receive their first ID card for free; however, replacement cards are $3.00.