Alumni & Guest Services

All current College of Idaho students, faculty and staff have full library privileges.

The library also extends some library privileges to individuals in the following categories:

  • Alumni of the College of Idaho / Albertson College of Idaho

  • Current Boise State University students and faculty (via a reciprocal borrowing agreement)

  • Current Northwest Nazarene University students and faculty (via a reciprocal borrowing agreement)

  • Area Teachers

Please see the details below.

Alumni

The following library privileges are available to College of Idaho / Albertson College of Idaho alumni at no cost:

  • Alumni may borrow items (books, etc.) from the library collection.

  • Alumni may utilize the library's online subscription resources (on their own devices in the library) and should see library staff for guest login information.

To establish library access: Alumni, please bring your College of Idaho / Albertson College of Idaho Alumni card to the library between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM on weekdays or contact the library in advance at [email protected] if you need to establish access during the evening or weekend hours.

Area Teachers - BLAST Program

Through its BLAST (Book Lending for Area School Teachers) Program, the Terteling Library extends the following privileges to full-time teachers affiliated with local schools at no cost: 

  • Teachers may borrow items (books, etc.) from the library collection

Teachers may be particularly interested in the collections of the Curriculum Resource Center (CRC), located on the lower level of the library.

To establish library access: Teachers, please bring your school ID card to the library between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM on weekdays or contact the library in advance at [email protected] if you need to establish access during the evening or weekend hours.

BSU & NNU Students

Through a reciprocal agreement with Boise State University (BSU) and Northwest Nazarene University (NNU), students (and faculty) of these institutions have the following library privileges:

  • BSU and NNU students and faculty may borrow items (books, etc.) from the library collection

To establish library access:BSU/NNU students/faculty, please bring your University ID card to the library between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM on weekdays or contact the library in advance at [email protected] if you need to establish access during the evening or weekend hours.

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library organization helps to enhance the development of the library's collection to serve the unique and specialized interests of College of Idaho students.

A membership in Friends of the Library requires a minimum tax-deductible donation of $50 the first year ($30 per year for continuing members). See  Friends of the Library for more information and an enrollment form.

Membership is valid for one year. Friends of the Library members have the following library privileges:

  • Friends of the Library members may borrow items (books, etc.) from the library collection.

To establish library access: See Friends of the Library.

services available to all

The library frequently loans items from its collection through interlibrary loan (that is, we send items to other libraries).  If you are interested in borrowing items from the College of Idaho library's collection, the best place to start is at your local public library.  If your public library doesn't have access to specific items that you need, the public library can then request titles through interlibrary loan on your behalf.

All Idaho residents have access to an extensive collection of online library resources through the LiLI.org project of the Idaho Commission for Libraries.