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Hilton M. Briggs Library Policies

SUBJECT: Service to Non-SDSU Users

NUMBER: 10.8

  1. Purpose

To define the library services available to people not currently affiliated with South Dakota State University.

  1. Policy

All visitors to the library may use electronic and physical collections and services (excluding Interlibrary Loan and those prohibited by license agreement) within the library.

South Dakota State University is a state-supported institution. Therefore, Briggs Library offers guest borrower privileges to any resident of South Dakota.

  1. Procedures
  • Any resident of South Dakota may be allowed guest borrower privileges upon presentation of a government-issued photo ID at the Library Services Desk. Proof of residence is required if photo ID does not show SD residency.
  • A current ID from another SDBOR institution may be used to check out materials.
  • A visiting scholar with appropriate credentials and departmental sponsorship may apply for temporary library borrowing privileges. It is the responsibility of the sponsoring department to submit a Visitor Account Request Form.
  1. Related Documents
  1. Responsibility

The Access Services Librarian or designee is responsible for implementation, enforcement and ad hoc review of this policy and annual review of procedures. The Policy and Procedures Committee is responsible for review of this document every four years. The Dean of the Library is responsible for review and approval of this policy and following revisions.


Reviewed by: Library Faculty January 6, 2021

Approved by: Dean of the Library January 12, 2021

Origination date: June 2, 2016

Revision dates:June 2, 2016; January 12, 2021

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