To borrow items, borrowers must present a validated ID from Laredo Community College (LC), an ID from Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), a TexShare card, or a Deposit Card. The ID card must be current and have a picture of the cardholder.
Circulation to Students: The final due date shall be the last regular class day of the semester.
Circulation to Faculty: Materials checked out to faculty are to be returned to the library by the due date for the semester in which the material was checked out.
Patron may renew an item in person or over the phone if the item is not overdue and not placed on hold by another user.
Materials must be physically brought to Library Circulation Desk every other time it is renewed, e.g. 2nd time renewed, 4th time, 6th time, etc.
If the item is overdue, the patron must physically bring the item to the circulation desk to be renewed and pay all late fees.
Patron must be in good standing to renew an item, that is, they must not be barred or blocked due to overdue items or unpaid fees.
Return of Materials
Books may be returned to the staff at the Circulation Desk, to the book return slot at the Circulation Desk, or to the outside book return (located outside the main entrance to the building).
Please check at the Circulation Desk for materials placed on reserve (such as textbooks, articles, etc.). Loan periods for these materials vary.
Books checked out from the circulating stacks area are fined $.25 per day to a cumulative maximum of $10.00 per book. Two (2) hour reserve materials are fined $.50 per hour. A reserve material for (1) day or (3) days will be fined $1.00 per day if not returned to the library.
Magazines, journals, and newspapers are not allowed for checkout. You may photocopy the information needed using the copies located in front of the Library. Copies are $.10 per page.
Computer workstations are available in the Library and Corral to conduct research using the online catalog, subscription databases, and the Internet. You can print up to 5 pages from these computers.
Lost or damaged materials are the responsibility of and must be paid or replaced by the borrower. Lost book fee is $45.00 plus $5.00 processing fee for a total of $50. Charges for damaged books if repairable are $20.00.