Can non-USD visitors use Copley Library?


Members of the public are welcome to visit Copley Library. How to Find Us

Visitors can use any public space within the library, except areas that are restricted/locked. Restricted spaces include our group study rooms and seminar rooms, which can only be reserved by USD students, faculty, and staff.


  • Wifi is freely accessible across campus. See campus Information Technology Service's (ITS) guest wireless FAQ for details.
  • Computing - there are a couple desktop workstations on Copley Lower Level that are dedicated for guest use. Request the guest login at the Access Services desk.
  • Printing - Copley Library has two pay-to-use wēpa printers, one on the lower level and one on the upper level. ITS' webpage how to pay 
  • Copy/scanning - no print copying, but can scan to email. The scanner/fax machine is located on the lower level next to the wēpa printer.


  • We do not provide borrowing cards or checkout privileges for visitors. Physical items from our collection (e.g. print books, magazines) can only be used onsite within the library building.
  • Equipment checkout or other services that require a USD ID (e.g. room reservation, laptop checkout) is limited to USD students, faculty, and staff.


  • Several research databases are available on a walk-in basis using one of the computer workstations dedicated for guest use. Request the computer login at the Access Services desk downstairs.
  • Research help is available at the Research Assistance Desk, however, USD students, faculty, and staff have priority.   

See Office of Parking Services page for visitors

Other questions?
For more information on guest access, contact our Access Services group at or 619 260-4799.

  • Last Updated Sep 28, 2023
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  • Answered By Teal Smith

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