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Resources and Services for Alumni and Other Visitors


Available Services

The following services are available free of charge to all visitors & alumni:
  • Access to library books and other materials in open collections
  • Assistance in locating collections and services
  • Reference assistance including basic instruction for the online catalog
  • Guest access to computers on the first floor of the Killam Library
  • Guest access to WiFi

Unvailable Services

The following services are not available to visitors & alumni:
  • Interlibrary loan services
  • Access to Course Reserve materials
  • Remote access to our licensed databases

Alumni

Alumni, with a TAMIU ID card that shows their status as Alumni, have circulation and study room privileges. Alumni must show proof of address and fill out an application. Library database access is available only while on campus, via library computers or WiFi. s.

Borrowing Privileges

Item Type Number of Items Loan Period Renewals
Books 5 21 Days 1
Music & Media 5 7 Days 1

Community Members

Community members can purchase member cards for circulation privileges. A community member must demonstrate local residency, and fill out an application form. Membership is $25 for 1 year. Only individuals who are at least 18 years of age can apply. Only individuals, not groups, may be issued a community member card. Holders of community cards are also eligible for WiFi access through the Office of Information Technology (OIT).

Borrowing Privileges

Item Type Number of Items Loan Period Renewals
Books 5 21 Days 1
Music & Media 5 7 Days 1

Patrons of Other TexShare Libraries

Students, community, faculty, and staff of other institutions can bring TexShare cards to Killam Library and expect to use Killam Library as if they were community, students, faculty, and staff at TAMIU.

Borrowing Privileges

Item Type Item Type Number of Items Loan Period Renewals
TexShare Faculty Books 100 180 Days 1
TexShare LPL Books 5 21 Days 1
All Other TexShare Books TAMIU Equal TAMIU Equal TAMIU Equal
TexShare Faculty Music Only TAMIU Equal TAMIU Equal TAMIU Equal
TexShare Students Music Only TAMIU Equal TAMIU Equal TAMIU Equal

Educator Courtesy Card

Area educators can apply for circulation privileges for free. Teachers, nurses, counselors, and administrators of public schools in LISD and UISD are eligible. An educator must prove employment by one of the local school districts and fill out an application for a card which is good for 1 year.

Borrowing Privileges

Item Type Number of Items Loan Period Renewals
Books 5 21 Days 1
Music Only 5 7 Days 1

Laredo College

LC students, faculty, and staff can use their LC ID for circulation privileges. They must provide proof of address and fill out an application form. Circulation privileges are good for 1 year. LC affiliates can also use library databases with guest access while on campus, via library computers or WiFi.

Borrowing Privileges

Patron Type Item Type Number of Items Loan Period Renewals
LC Students Books 20 21 Days 1
LC Faculty Books 20 28 Days 1
LC Staff Books 20 21 Days 1
LC Students, Faculty, & Staff Music Only 5 7 Days 1

Visiting Scholars

Scholars have access to a number of library privileges, similar to TAMIU Faculty, including interlibrary loan. Scholars must be pre-approved by the university and have a TAMIU ID before privileges can be granted.

Borrowing Privileges

Item Type Number of Items Loan Period Renewals
Books 40 120 Days 1
Music Only 5 7 Days 1

Library Information

Sue & Radcliffe Killam Library
researchhelp@tamiu.edu
(956) 326-2112
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