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Visitor Information: FAQs

Library services and resources available to the general public.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get a library card or library pass even though I am not an SUA student, faculty, or staff member?

The Ikeda Library does not offer library cards or library passes for purchase.

Can I check out books/DVDs?

Library books, periodicals, and DVD cases are available for uses in the library only. None of the library materials are available for the general public to check out as they are primarily for SUA student and faculty research. The Ikeda Library encourages community members to borrow library materials from their local Orange County public library or Mission Viejo public library

Are there computers I can use?

Yes, on the 2nd/main floor of the library, there are four Chrome computers for the general public. Printing from these computers is not permissible. All printer paper and printers are resources provided for and available to SUA students, faculty, and staff only. 

How do I log onto wireless?

See "Connecting to SUA Wifi" information on the Library Resources page.

Can I use one of the private study rooms on the 3rd floor?

The private study rooms on the 3rd floor are for SUA student use only. However, the study desks on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors are available for use by the general public. However, the study room on the first floor of the library is available for community use with exceptions. To use the study room on the first floor, you must provide a form of valid identification at the Circulation Desk before a library staff member will give you access to the room. Identification will be returned once the community member is done using the room for private study. 

Can I use the 24 hour study room on the 2nd floor?

The seats in the 24-hour study room on the 2nd/main floor of the library are reserved for the current SUA students only.

Can I talk on my cell phone in the library?

Cell phone conversation is not allowed in the library. The library is intended as a place of study. Library users are expected to show consideration for others using the library and to take all cell phone conversations outside. Violators of this policy will be asked to leave the library immediately. 

Can I eat food/drink in the library?

Absolutely no food is allowed in the library. Tables and chairs are available outside of the library and cafeteria. Consuming drinks in tightly covered containers such as travel mugs and tightly sealed bottles is permissible. This policy is placed in order to protect the library resources, furniture, computers, and other equipment from damage and insect infestation. Patrons violating this library policy will be asked to leave the library immediately.