Identification of Patrons with Borrowing Privileges

The following groups of patrons are entitled to a designated form of campus ID.

Classification Verification
CSU, Chico faculty ID
CSU, Chico staff ID
Registered Student (including CDOE, Open Univ., ALCI)
CSU, Chico student ID
ElderCollege ID
60 Plus
CSU, Chico student ID
Emeritus Faculty CSU, Chico emeritus faculty ID
Retired Faculty/Staff CSU, Chico retired faculty/staff ID

Courtesy Borrowers

The following groups of patrons are entitled to a courtesy card. Patron must complete a courtesy card application including driver's license or DMV identification number and Social Security number.

Classification Verification

Donor Groups:
      University Club, President's Circle, Carillon Club, Hooker Oak Society, Bidwell Society, Founder's Club, Heritage Circle

Current membership card
Alumni Association
Level 2 ($100/yr) or level 3 ($500/life) membership from Chico or current membership card from other CSU campuses
Students pursuing incompletes
Letter from VPAA or student's advisor/professor
Cooperating Teacher
Current CSU,Chico Cooperating Teacher ID
Spouses/domestic partners of current/ retired/emeritus faculty and staff
Spouse/domestic partner supplemental application
ANCRR Current membership card at or above the $50.00 level
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute OLLI Office will proivde courtesy card application to OLLI members
Mutual use faculty Faculty ID card from any campus in the CSU or UC system, or any community college in our service area*
Mutual use retired/emeritus faculty Retired/emeritus faculty ID card from any campus in the CSU system
Mutual use students Currently valid ID card from any campus in the CSU system


Nonaffiliated Library Users

Patrons residing within our service area* who do not qualify as a courtesy borrower may purchase a Nonaffiliated User (NAU) card for borrowing privileges. See NAU Policy for details.

*Service Area: Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity and Yuba counties.


The Meriam Library is open to patrons from throughout the region. However, only those patrons listed in the categories above may borrow materials with the exception of government documents which may circulate to patrons with a California driver's license or DMV identification card. Others are welcome to use items in the building, with the exception of reserve and some nonprint materials.

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