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Borrowing Materials


Who Can Borrow

The following patrons are also eligible for borrowing privileges:
  • TAMIU students, faculty, and staff
  • Spouses, and domestic partners of TAMIU faculty and staff
  • Emeritus faculty, retired faculty, and staff
  • TAMIU Alumni
  • Visiting Scholars (must be given sponsored access to library resources)
  • LCC faculty, staff, and students
  • ECHS & STEM Academy students
  • Community Patrons
  • Local educators
  • TexShare Card holders

Loan Periods

Select your affiliation with TAMIU:

All TAMIU Students, Faculty, & Staff

Item Type Loan Period Renewals
Books Semester None
All Other Formats 28 Days None

Alumni

Item Type Loan Period Renewals
All Formats 28 Days 1

Laredo College Students, Faculty, & Staff

Item Type Loan Period Renewals
All Formats 28 Days 1

Community & Local Educators

Item Type Loan Period Renewals
All Formats 28 Days 1

TexShare

Item Type Loan Period Renewals
All Formats 28 Days 1

TAMIU Faculty/Staff Spouses

Item Type Loan Period Renewals
All Formats 28 Days 1

Renew Materials

Renew your books and DVDs online, over the phone, or in person. To renew online:
  • Click My Account
  • Enter your NetID and password.
  • Select "Checked Out" and check the box next to each item you wish to renew.
  • Click the "Renew" button
Please note: some items have a limited number of renewals. You cannot renew items that are overdue, lost, or recalled.

Fines and Lost Items

Fines
  • For the purpose of collection maintenance, all library materials will automatically become due at the end of each academic semester.
  • Overdue fines are $0.25 per day for books and CDs, up to a maximum of $10. DVD’s are $1 per day overdue, up to a maximum of $10.
  • Overdue recall items accrue by $1.00 per day, per item.


Lost Items
Item Type Fine
Books, CDs, & DVDs $50/item + $10 processing fee
Juvenile Collection $15/item + $10 processing fee

Lost fees are refundable if the item is returned within 12 months. Lost fees will be waived in favor of a Library approved replacement item. Processing fees still apply. Overdue fines will be waived in favor of lost fees.

Borrower Responsibilities

  • You are responsible for all materials you check out and all fees or damages you incur.
  • Do not loan borrowed items to others.
  • Do not depend on others to return items for you.
  • Note the time or date your borrowed materials are due. Automated overdue notices are sent as a courtesy, but it is always your responsibility to return materials on time.
  • Prompt return of material is the personal responsibility of the individual to whom it is loaned.
  • Failure to receive a notice does not absolve the borrower of the responsibility to renew or return the item to the library in a timely manner.
  • Faculty, staff, and students automatically check out books for the semester. However, if your book is recalled you must return it by the date indicated on the recall notification.
  • All items are subject to recall. The borrower is guaranteed 14 total days with items. Recalled items should be returned to the Circulation Desk on or before the “New Due Date.”
  • The borrower is responsible for notifying the library immediately if library material is damaged, missing or lost.
  • A patron’s account will be blocked and borrowing privileges will be suspended if the borrower:
    • Owes the library $10 or more in fines or fees.
    • Fails to respond to recall requests in a timely fashion
  • If a book you have borrowed is requested by an instructor for Course Reserves, you must return the item within 24 hours.

Can't Find It?

Occasionally, our materials go missing. If you cannot find a book that is listed in our catalog, fill out a search request form. We will search for the missing item and email you with our findings.

Search Request

Need Additional Assistance?

Contact Circulation
956-326-2112
librarycirculation@tamiu.edu

Library Information

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