ALERT: Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)


  • Each student, patron, faculty or staff member is allowed to check out a maximum of eight items with a valid I.D. card. A patron should not have more than eight items out at a time.
  • Loan Period: For students or other patrons, 14 days plus a five-day grace period is given. For faculty or staff members, 3 months loan period is given. Media items can be checked out for one week.
  • Renewals can be made at the Circulation Desk or online, using Library Online Renewal Request form.
  • If a book is checked out, a patron may place a hold request at the Circulation Desk or online, using Library Hold Request form.
  • Library patrons may borrow materials not available at the Gates Memorial Library through the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service, either at the Circulation Desk or online, using Interlibrary Loan Request form.
  • Fines: Five-day grace period is given with no charge. After the grace period, fines are $0.10 cents a day, per item. Maximum overdue fine is $5.00, per item.
  • Lost / Damaged materials: If a patron has lost or damaged a material, the patron must pay the cost of the item and the accumulated fine, if overdue, and also the processing fee, which is $2.50 per item.
  • TexShare Card: Students, faculty and staff can apply for the TexShare Card to have direct access to other library materials not available at the Gates Memorial Library.
  • Print / Scan / Copy: Print Services are available at the Computer Lab of the Library with a valid I.D. card. Color Prints are also available. Scanners are located at the Computer Lab and the Reference Desk of the Library.
  • A photocopier is available next to the Circulation Desk and it is $0.10 cents per page. No fax machine is available.
If you need further assistance, please ask a librarian, in person or online Chat with a Librarian.

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