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Sherrod Library Access for Library Guests

Library Guests

Area residents and visitors may obtain access to library resources while in the Sherrod Library by purchasing a Sherrod Library Guest card. Library Guest Cards are only available for purchase Monday - Friday between 8am - 6pm. The card

  • costs $51 per year, equal to the library fee that an ETSU student would pay for Fall, Spring, and Summer terms.
  • Users limited to five (5) items at a time on account.
  • is valid for one year from date of purchase.
  • is renewable for one year on payment of annual fee and verification of address and contact information.
  • must be purchased or renewed in person at the Sherrod Library Ask Us desk. A current driver's license is required for identification.
  • Applicant must be 18+ years old and/or a high school graduate.

Sherrod Library Guest cardholders agree to:

  • abide by all university policies for resource use and personal conduct.
  • use their Sherrod Library Guest email account for correspondence with the library and university. 
  • return the card to Sherrod Library if requested to do so. A Sherrod Library Guest card is the property of the ETSU Sherrod Library.

Library Guest cardholders can:

  • log on to the ETSU WiFi network and any library lab computer or printer/copiers with their Library Guest username and password
  • access online library resources while in Sherrod Library
  • use their Library Guest ID Buc$ account to pay for printing, copying, lost item charges, and food service in the library. Initial value on the card is $2.00.
    • Cardholders can add money to their ID Buc$ account for cash using the machine at the foot of the stairs near Einstein Brothers Bagels on the first floor.
    • If you need cash, the closest ATM machine is in the D. P. Culp University Center (next door to the library) near the Post Office.

Library Guest cardholders are not allowed to

  • access ETSU online resources from off campus or
  • request interlibrary loan service from the ETSU Libraries.

Loan rules for Library Guests:

What Where Borrow for Renew? Request? Lost Item Charge
Audiobooks 2nd Floor Silvers Reading Area 28 days Yes Yes $100
New Books 1st Floor New Books Display In-library use only
Books 2nd - 4th Floors Collections and Study Area 28 days Yes Yes $45
Juvenile Books 3rd Floor Suite 311 28 days Yes Yes $45
DVDs 2nd Floor Collections and Study Area 7 days Yes Yes $100
Government Documents 3rd Floor Government Information, Law, and Maps 28 days Yes Yes None
Law 3rd Floor Documents, Law, and Maps In-library use only
Magazines, Periodicals, and Journals 2nd Floor Periodicals In-library use only
Maps 3rd Floor Documents, Law, and Maps In-library use only
Microforms 2nd Floor Periodicals In-library use only
Music and Audio CDs 2nd Floor Collections and Study Area 7 days Yes Yes $25
Newspapers 2nd Floor Periodicals In-library use only
Reference 1st Floor Information Commons In-library use only
VHS Videotapes Request at Ask Us! Desk 7 days Yes Yes $100
Theses and Dissertations 3rd Floor Collections and Study Area 28 days Yes Yes $45

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