Checkout Privileges and Loan Periods

Medical Sciences Library

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. 

  • 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)


MSL Regional Location Loan Periods (Bryan, Kingsville, Round Rock, Temple)


Standard Loan Periods MSL in College Station

Standard Loan Periods
Guest Type Loan Period Max # Items Renewals
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 MSL in College Station - TAMU Faculty/Staff/Students

Exceptions - All Item Types
Resource Type Loan Period Max # Items Renewals
Bound Journals 4 hours No limit 0
Course Reserve Materials 4 hours No limit 1 renewal if no one waiting
Laptops & Netbooks 14 days 1 renewal if no one waiting