Checkout Privileges & Loan Periods

For Texas A&M University staff, faculty, and students, most library books have Standard Loan Periods. Exceptions to standard loan periods apply for high-demand items and specialized materials. All other library guests not affiliated with Texas A&M University have reduced checkout privileges and shorter loan periods for both books and specialized materials. For more details, select your library of choice below. Information for other library guests will be at the bottom of the page.

  • Login to MyLibrary to renew or view your checked out material
  • TexShare and courtesy card holders follow these renewal instructions.
  • It is the cardholder’s responsibility to note due dates and return or renew items in a timely fashion (For more information see overdue, damaged, and lost materials)

Evans Library & Annex

Standard Loan Periods - All Patrons

Standard Loan Periods
Guest TypeLoan PeriodMax # ItemsRenewals
TAMU Undergraduates 4 months 100 99
TAMU Graduates 4 months 100 99
TAMU Faculty & Staff 1 year 100 99
TAMU Faculty & Staff (Retired) 1 year 100 99
Other Library Guests 2 weeks 5 1

Exceptions - TAMU Faculty/Staff/Students

Exceptions - Books & Journals
ItemLoan PeriodMax # ItemsRenewals
Best Sellers 14 days No limit 0
Bound & Current Journals varies, 4 hours or 14 days No limit 0
Exceptions - Course Reserves
ItemLoan PeriodMax # ItemsRenewals
Course Reserve Books 4 hours No limit 0
Course Reserve Films & CDs 4 hours 3 0
Exceptions - Equipment
ItemLoan PeriodMax # ItemsRenewals
Calculators 4 hours 1 0
Digital Cameras 3 days 1 0
Digital Voice Recorders 3 days 1 0
GPS Devices 14 days 1 0
Laptops & Netbooks 4 hours 1 0
Podcasting Room 4 hours 1 0
Projectors 3 days 1 0
Tablets 7 days 1 0
Video Cameras 3 days 1 0
Video Editing Computers 4 hours 1 0
Exceptions - GIS Equipment (Maps & GIS)
ItemLoan PeriodMax # ItemsRenewals
Laptop with GIS, GPS & Design Software 4 hours 1 0
Garmin GPSmap 76CSx (Manual) 7 days 1 0
Garmin eTrex Legend HCx (Manual) 7 days 1 0
Exceptions - Media
ItemLoan PeriodMax # ItemsRenewals
Films 7 days 3 0
CDs 7 days 3 0
Exceptions - Miscellaneous Accessories
ItemLoan PeriodMax # ItemsRenewals
Assorted Cables (HDMI, VGA, etc) 3 days 1 0
Headphones 4 hours or 3 days 1 0
Microphones 3 days 1 0
PowerPoint Presenters 3 days 1 0
Phone Chargers & Wall Plugs 4 hours 1 0
Tripods 3 days 1 0
Wacom Tablet 3 days 1 0

Exceptions - Other Library Guests

Exceptions - All Item Types
ItemLoan PeriodMax # ItemsRenewals
Best Sellers 14 days 5 0
Films & CDs 7 days 3 0
Calculators & Headphones (Non-Mic) 4 hours 1 of each 0
Reserve Books 4 Hours 5 0
Phone USB charging cord and wall plugs 4 Hours 1 of each 0

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