The Library's mission is to provide an educational environment which supports and enhances the instructional programs offered by the College, stimulates leadership, personal growth, and lifelong appreciation for learning while focusing on the importance of being responsible to a population rich in its ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic diversity.
The Circulation Desk is located at the front entrance of the CLR. At the Circulation Desk, you are able to pay fines, check out library items, reserve items, check for holds and fines or fees, and print, pick up, and pay for copies.
Alamo Colleges Students: 10 items
Alamo Colleges Faculty: 10 items
Alamo Colleges Staff: 10 items
TexShare Visitor: 5 items
Circulation, Fines and Fees
All fines must be paid in cash at the circulation desk. Money orders and cashier checks may be used to pay fines in the Business Office. Administrative Holds prevent students from registering if they owe library fines.
Books - 21 Days (Students), 30 days (Employees), 14 Days (Texshare) - renewable unless a hold or recall is placed on the material by another patron. Fine is .10 cents per book to a maximum fine of $25.00 per book.
Audio/Visual Material - 7 Days (Students), 14 Days (Employees and Texshare) - renewable in 1 week periods until the end of the semester or until a hold or recall is placed on the material by another patron. Fine is .50 cents per item up to a maximum fine of $25.00 per item.
Course Reserves - Material is choice of the instructor - 3 periods to choose from: "In-Library Use Only", "3 Day", or "'7 Day". No renewals or holds are permitted. Fine is .50 cents per day per item up to a maximum of $50.00 per item.
Charges for Lost Materials - Replacement cost of the item plus $10 processing fee plus all accrued fines (max $25.00 fine per item) until the date the item is reported lost.
Charges for Damaged Materials - There is a $5 charge for EACH date due sticker, bar code, or other processing label that has been removed from the item or its container. Other charges will be assessed according to the amount of damage.
- Periodicals - Library Use Only
- Reference - Library Use Only
- Macroforms - Library Use Only
Community users are welcome in the library. Material may be checked out with the presentation of a TexShare card and photo ID.