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Borrowing Guidelines
Borrowing Guidelines

Applying for a Library Card
Check Out
Check Out Limits By Format
Renewals
Late Fees
Reserve Materials
Full Operational Guidelines & Procedures


Applying for a Library Card

  • Faculty and staff must present a Collin Faculty or Staff ID at the Library Circulation Desk and fill out a library card application form.
  • Note: New faculty and staff must show verification of Collin employment at the Circulation Desk if library materials are needed prior to the issuance of a Faculty or Staff ID.
  • Currently enrolled Collin students must present a Student ID at the Library Circulation Desk and fill out a library card application form.
  • Residents of Collin County age 18 and over must show proof of residency (such as valid driver's license) at the Library Circulation Desk.
  • Residents ages 16 to 18 may also apply for a  library card. Proof of residency, such as a driver's license or other government-issued picture ID, must be presented at the Library Circulation Desk.

Check Out

  • A library card is required for all transactions.
  • Patrons with outstanding library fines or fees are not eligible to check out materials.
  • Books, books on tape and CD, music CDs, and software check out for 3 weeks.
  • Circulating videos and DVDs check out for 4 days.
  • Classroom materials such as videos, DVDs, software, and CDs are available for in-library use by students. Faculty may check out instructional media for classroom use for 4 days.
  • Math videos check out for 2 days.
  • Return materials to any Library or to outside drop-boxes at SCC, CPC, and PRC.

Check Out Limits by Format

To assure availability of materials as our enrollment increases, the following limits are set in our integrated library system:
 
 

Community Users

Registered Students

Faculty and Staff

Audio cassettes or CD's (spoken and music)
3
5
5
Books
5
10
20
Videocassettes or DVD's
3
3
3
Software
3
3
3
Total items checked out
5
15
30

Renewals

  • A library card is required for all transactions.
  • Students, faculty, staff and community members can renew Books, CDs, audios, and software two (2) times provided there are no holds on the material.
  • Overdue materials may not be renewed online or by phone.
  • Renew online
  • Renew by phone
  • Renew in person
  • Videos and DVDs may not be renewed by phone or online.

Late Fees

  • Books, CDs, audios and software - $0.25 / day
  • Videos and DVDs - $0.50 / day
  • Math Videos - $1.00/ day

Reserve Materials

  • Reserve materials such as books, videos and other materials assigned for classes are available to students only at the Check Out Desk.
  • Check out time varies by campus and course.
  • Electronic Reserves (ERes) are available via CougarWeb

Operational Guidelines and Procedures

  • For our complete Operational Guidelines and Procedures, Click Here.

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