Courtesy Card Policies

A courtesy card allows you to check out books and nonprint media at Meriam Library. If you do not qualify for a courtesy card, you may be eligible for a nonaffiliated user card.

To get a courtesy card you must complete a courtesy card application and show a valid California driver's license or DMV identification card. You must provide a Social Security number.

The following groups of patrons are entitled to a courtesy card:

Group Verification Documents
Tower Society 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
ANCHR Current membership card at or above the $50.00 level
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute OLLI Office will provide 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 counties.*
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

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