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Library Borrowing Guidelines

Library Cards

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 7 days.
  • Classroom DVD/VHS and Classroom Software check out to faculty for use outside the library for 7 days. Classroom DVD/VHS and Classroom Software are available for in-library use by students. 
  • Books, videos, music CDs, audio books and software may be returned to any library, either inside or to the outside dropboxes located at most campus libraries. 
  • Laptops, calculators and maker kits must be returned directly to the Checkout Desk inside the campus library from which they were originally checked out.
  • Some TI graphing calculators check out to current credit students for 4 hours for use anywhere on campus. Limited quantities may be available for 5-day or 14-day checkout for use off campus. Only one calculator may be checked out at a time.
  • Laptops check out to current credit students for 4 hours for in-library use. Some laptops may be available for 14-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.
  • Some 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.
  • DVD/VHS may not be renewed by phone or online.
  • The availability of renewals for laptops and calculators varies by campus and length of checkout and may not be permitted. Contact us to determine if your item can be renewed.
  • Overdue materials must be presented in person for renewal
  • Renew online
  • Renew by phone
  • Renew in person

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 - $5 / hour

Reserve Materials

  • Reserve materials such as books, videos and other materials assigned for classes are available to current credit students only, at the Checkout Desk.
  • Checkout time varies by campus and course.

Operational Guidelines and Procedures

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

 

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