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Library Services & General Information for Faculty

Your Library Account

Go to TAMIU WorldCat Discovery to access your library account and renew books. Find information about borrowing privileges.


Course Reserves

Faculty may place books, photocopies, and media on reserve in the library for students' use. Library books may also be checked out and placed on reserve. The circulation period may be set at three days, one day, two hours/overnight, or library use only, at the faculty member's option. Reserve materials are handled by the Circulation Department. Materials should be placed on reserve at least three days before their availability is announced to the students. At the end of each semester, all materials on reserve will be returned to their owners or to the library collection as appropriate, unless the Circulation staff is notified to the contrary. Click here to find more about Course Reserves. Contact the Circulation Department with any questions regarding materials and loan periods at 956-326-2112 or send an email.


Interlibrary Loan

Faculty have unlimited access to interlibrary loan for the purpose of professional development or instructional support. Please consult the Interlibrary Loan page for more complete information.


Book and AV Orders

Please see the following information on how to make a book purchase request: Library Acquisitions and Collection Development FAQ or find your Department Library Liaison.


Photocopying, Campus Printing & Copy Center

Photocopy machines are located on the 1st floor of the library. Copies cost $.10 per page. All three machines accept cash and TAMIU ID cards. The print card machine is located on the 1st floor across from the Circulation Desk. The microform readers on the 1st floor are connected to the Go-Print stations. Change is available at the Circulation Desk. Please review the Copyright Notice.

Campus Printing Service allows students and faculty to print documents to selected printers on campus.

The Copy Center, located at KL006A, is available from Monday to Friday 8:00am-5:00pm.


Library Instruction

Individual point-of-use library instruction is provided as part of reference service. Faculty members and leaders of on-campus and off-campus groups may request formal library instruction sessions for their classes or groups. The instruction is always tailored to the instructor or group leader's needs. Instruction may consist of anything from a general library orientation to detailed bibliographic instruction in a specific subject area to demonstration of one or more electronic databases, including the Internet. The details of any library instruction session should be worked out with the reference librarian who will provide the instruction. Reference librarians are also available to assist in the creation of any class library assignment. To arrange an instruction session or consult about an assignment, please contact your Department Library Liaison.


University Library Committee

The University Library Committee reviews library policies and practices, facilitates communication between the library and the teaching faculty, and assists in the allocation of book funds and in the completion, organization, and delivery of book requests. One member is appointed from each academic department. Interested faculty members should consult their deans or department chairpersons. Find your University Library Committee member.