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Harold R. Yeary Library
Friday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zaffirini Library
Friday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Library Policies

Library Card

To borrow items, borrowers must present a validated ID from Laredo 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.

Material/Book Checkout

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.

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 at the South Campus, or to the outside book return (located outside the south campus 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

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 10 pages from these computer, while in the Corral only.

Lost Materials

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, Charges for damaged books if not repaiable $50.

Study Rooms

Refer to Study Room Policy tab.

Site Under Construction

For study room reservations please contact the Circulation Desk at 956-721-5275 or 956-794-4275. Thank you.