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)

Medical Sciences Library

Standard Loan Periods - All Patrons

Standard Loan Periods
Guest TypeLoan PeriodMax # ItemsRenewals
TAMU Faculty & Staff 3 months 25 3
TAMU Graduate 3 months 25 3
TAMU Undergraduate 1 month 25 3
TAMU Retired Faculty 2 weeks 5 1
Other Library Guests 2 weeks 5 1

Exceptions - TAMU Faculty/Staff/Students

Exceptions - All Item Types
Guest TypeLoan PeriodMax # ItemsRenewals
Bound Journals 4 hours No limit 0
Course Reserve Materials 4 hours No limit 1 renewal if no one waiting
Laptops & Netbooks 4 hours 1 1 renewal if no one waiting

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