University Library Offers Educator Courtesy Cards, Community Cards

Resources in Texas A&M International University's Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library such as encyclopedias, magazines, and books may be used in the Library at no charge by anyone in the community, reminds Killam Library Director Rodney Webb.

The Killam Library is open to the public and visitors are welcomed to use materials in the Library's growing collection, Webb explained. The Killam Library currently holds approximately 116,000 volumes, 814 print periodicals subscriptions and 981 additional electronic periodicals, and over 20 public computer workstations to access a variety of electronic information sources including indexing and abstracting databases, journal articles, encyclopedias, income tax information, college catalogs, and health and fitness information and the Internet.

"You do not have to be a student to use the Killam Library. Anyone may visit the University campus and use our Library resources. We also have a free Educator Courtesy Card and a low-cost Community Library Member Card available for persons who wish to borrow books or periodicals from the Library," he added.

A&M International's free Educator Courtesy Card is available for teachers, counselors, and administrators employed by Laredo Independent School District, United ISD, Webb Consolidated School District, Zapata ISD, Laredo Christian Academy, United Day School, St. Augustine, or other local parochial schools.

Educator Courtesy Card holders may check out up to five books at a time for two weeks. Books may be renewed for an additional two weeks. The Educator Courtesy Card holder must present the card in person to check out or renew books.

Persons who wish to obtain a free Educator Courtesy Card must show proof of employment by a qualifying area school and fill out a brief application form at the Killam Library Circulation Desk. The free A&M International Educator Courtesy Card is valid for one year and may be renewed at no charge.

A low-cost A&M International Community Library Member Card is available for permanent residents, eighteen years or older, of Webb County, Encinal, Zapata, or other nearby cities or towns. The A&M International Community Library Member Card entitles holders to check out up to five books at a time for two weeks. Fee is $25. To purchase an A&M International Community Library Member Card, qualified residents must show a valid photo I.D. such as a driver's license and fill out a brief application form at the Killam Library Circulation Desk.

For more information on the free A&M International Educator Courtesy Card or the low-cost A&M International Community Library Member Card, please call Circulation Supervisor Lorenzo Rodriguez during normal business hours at 326-2110, or visit the Killam Library Circulation Desk, located on the first floor (east side) of the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library Administration Building.

Killam Library regular hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at pais@tamiu.edu