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Library Borrowing Guidelines
Borrowing Guidelines

Library Cards
Check Out
Checkout Limits By Format
Renewals
Late Fees
Reserve Materials
Full Operational Guidelines & Procedures


Library Cards

  • Faculty and staff must present a Collin Faculty or Staff ID at the Library Checkout Desk and may need to fill out a library card application form.
  • Note: New faculty and staff must show verification of Collin employment at the Checkout 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 Checkout Desk and may need to fill out a library card application form.
  • Residents of Collin County age 16 and over must show proof of residency, such as valid driver's license or other government-issued picture ID, at the Library Checkout Desk to obtain a library card.

Check Out

  • A library card is required for all transactions.
  • Patrons with overdue items or outstanding library fines or fees are not eligible to check out materials.
  • Books, audio books, music CDs, and software check out for 3 weeks.
  • Circulating DVD/VHS check out for 4 days.
  • Classroom DVD/VHS and classroom software are available for in-library use by students. Faculty may check out instructional media for classroom use for 4 days.
  • Return materials to any Library or to outside dropboxes at SCC, CPC, and PRC.
  • TI graphing calculators check out to current students for 4 hours for use anywhere on campus. Limited quantities may be available for 5-day checkout for use off campus. Only one calculator may be checked out at a time.
  • Laptops check out to current students for 4 hours for in-library use. Some laptops may be available for 5-day checkout for use outside of the library at some times and locations. Only one laptop may be checked out at a time.
  • TI graphing calculators and laptops must be returned to the Checkout Desk at the campus from which they were checked out. A limited number of calculators and laptops are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Holds are not permitted.
  • All campus libraries offer study rooms on a first-come, first-served basis with no advance reservations.

Checkout Limits by Format

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

Formats

Community Users

Registered Students

Faculty and Staff

Audio Books
3
5
5
Music CDs
3
5
5
Books
5
10
20
DVD/VHS
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, music CDs, audio books and software two (2) times provided there are no holds on the material.
  • Calculators and laptops checked out for on-campus use may only be renewed in person on the originating campus. Calculators and laptops checked out for use off campus may be renewed one time in person on any campus, online or by phone.
  • Overdue materials must be presented in person for renewal
  • Renew online
  • Renew by phone
  • Renew in person
  • DVDs and VHS tapes may not be renewed by phone or online.

Late Fees

  • Books, Music CDs, Audio Books and Software - $0.25 / day
  • DVD/VHS - $0.50 / day
  • TI graphing calculators for on-campus use - $1 / hour
  • TI graphing calculators for off-campus use - $10 / day
  • Laptops for in-library use - $1 / hour
  • Laptops for use outside of the library - $20 / day
  • Reserve Materials - $1 / hour
  • Study Rooms - $1 / hour (SCC & CPC only)

Reserve Materials

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

Operational Guidelines and Procedures

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

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