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)

West Campus Library

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
Bound & Current Journals varies by item, 4 hours or 14 days No limit 0
Course Reserve Books varies by item, 2 hours - 7days 2 0
Exceptions - Equipment
ItemLoan PeriodMax # ItemsRenewals
Calculators 4 hours 1 0
Digital Cameras 14 days 1 0
Laptops & Netbooks 4 hours 1 0
Projectors 1 day 1 0
Tablets 14 days 1 0
Video Cameras 14 days 1 0
Exceptions - Miscellaneous Accessories
ItemLoan PeriodMax # ItemsRenewals
Assorted Cables (HDMI, VGA, etc) 4 hours 1 0
Headphones 4 hours 1 0
Phone Chargers & Wall Plugs 2 hours 1 0
Tripods 14 days 1 0

Exceptions - Other Library Guests

Exceptions - All Item Types
ItemLoan PeriodMax # ItemsRenewals
Calculators & Headphones 4 hours 1 of each 0
Reserve Books varies by item, 2 hours - 7 days No Limit 0

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