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Borrowing Guidelines
Borrowing Guidelines

Library Cards
Check Out
Check Out 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 Circulation 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 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 may need to 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 to obtain a library card.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Laptops check out to current students for 4 hours for in-library use and for 5 days for use outside of the library. Only netbooks may be available for 5-day checkout at some times and locations.
  • TI graphing calculators and laptops must be returned to the Check Out 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.

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.
  • Calculators and laptops may only be renewed in person on the originating campus.

Late Fees

  • Books, CDs, audios and software - $0.25 / day
  • Videos and DVDs - $0.50 / day
  • TI graphing calculators - $1 / hour
  • Laptops for in-library use - $1 / hour
  • Laptops for use outside of the library - $20 / day
  • Reserve Materials - $1 / hour

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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