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Idaho State University-Twin Falls

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General Information

  • ISU established Idaho State University-Twin Falls in 1981 and moved it to the College of Southern Idaho Campus in 1992 where is it now centered in the Evergreen Building, B40.
  • Students participate in regularly scheduled ISU courses through distance learning, traditional classrooms or web site courses.
  • Idaho State University-Twin Falls
    CSI Hepworth Building
    (formerly Aspen)
    Suite 144
    P.O. Box 1238
    Twin Falls, ID 83303
    Phone: (208) 933-2300
    Fax: (208) 933-2309
    Web page http://www.isu.edu/tfctr/
    Center hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Contact for General Information or Questions:
    Chris Vaage, Director
    Email: vaagchri@isu.edu
    Phone: (208) 736-2101
    Fax: (208) 933-2309

Obtaining Library Materials

Other Services from the ISU Library in Pocatello

CSI Library Services Available

  • Services for ISU students taking classes on the CSI campus are very similar to privileges of the CSI students
  • You must have a CSI Library Card
  • Book interlibrary loan service from other libraries, including the Oboler Library
  • Borrow materials from CSI Library collection
  • Reference assistance
  • Instructional services (can attend various training sessions offered by CSI library staff)
  • Use of library computer lab, group study rooms, audio-visual room, etc.
  • Assistance using various online services

CSI Library Access Information

  • ISU distance students who are taking classes on the CSI campus and are on the list of students provided by the university are eligible for a CSI Library card valid for that semester. Its fee is waived for extension students.
    Currently, the CSI Library must call Idaho State University-Twin Falls for verification, as there is no list of students.
  • Students must provide official picture identification when applying for a library card.  
  • Students must complete a CSI Library application form before checking out items. 
  • The form must be completed at least once each semester and at any time address or contact information changes.
  • ISU students who live in the eight-county area but are not taking classes on the CSI campus are not considered to be extension students.  If they wish to use the CSI library services, they have to apply for a CSI Library Courtesy Card.

    The eight-county area includes the following: Twin Falls, Jerome, Gooding, Cassia, Minidoka, Lincoln, Blaine and Elmore.

    CSI Library Courtesy Card holders enjoy many of the benefits enjoyed by CSI students, faculty and staff, with few restrictions.

  • If you are resident of the Twin Falls area and a commuter student of ISU (i.e. travels to ISU campus to take classes), and not a registered CSI student and not a CSI campus extension student then you would have to pay for a CSI Library Courtesy card. The cost is $25 per year.
  • For more detailed information, see Accessing CSI Library Information

Local City Library Resources

College of Southern Idaho Library
Gerald Meyerhoeffer Building (main floor)
315 Falls Avenue Twin Falls, ID 83301
Phone: (208) 732-6500 or 800-680-0274, ext. 6500
Fax: (208) 736-3087
ILL contact info: interlibraryloan@csi.edu or (208)732-6503
Library hours: http://www.csi.edu/support/library/hours.htm
Web page http://www.csi.edu/library/

Twin Falls Public Library
201 4th Avenue East
Twin Falls, ID 83301-6313
Phone: (208) 733-2964
Fax: (208) 733-2965
Email: twinfallspubliclibrary.org
Web page: http://www.twinfallspubliclibrary.org/


921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209