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The front circulation desk is the primary service area. Identification is required for circulation privileges.

WTC student, faculty and staff IDs are used as library cards. You must present your student or faculty ID to be registered at the library circulation desk.

Students may checkout regular circulating books for two weeks, and/or DVDsBlurays for 3 days. Materials can be renewed one time by returning to the Circulation Desk. Overdue books will be assessed fines of 10 cents per day, per book. DVDs/Blurays 50 cents per day, per movie. Fines owed are due by noon the last class day of each semester. This amount must be paid along with any other fees owed to obtain a transcript. This policy is in effect each enrollment period: semester, summer session, and mini sessions. Lost material will be assessed the replacement cost. If the material is returned, the business office will credit the student account for the cost. Borrowers with unpaid fines and fees will have borrowing privileges suspended.

Reserve items are chosen by the instructor and available at the circulation desk. These items can not be checked out and are in-library use only. Reference books, periodicals, microforms, newspapers and magazines are in-library use only. Interlibrary loan is available for items not owned by WTC, please refer to the ILL information guide for procedures.

NOTE: HOLD GRADES ON STUDENT ACCOUNTS - Students with fines from late returns or material not turned in will have a hold grade placed on their account. A hold grade will prevent the student from registering, requesting a transcript and/or graduating. The hold grade will only be removed when the fines have been paid and the account is released by the library or business office.

The Library’s combined Circulation and Information Counter is located centrally on the first floor of the LRC. Entrance into the Library is through a security system portal in front of the counter. In addition to the 24-hour book drop accessible from outside, another book drop is located in this counter.

Loan periods:

  • Two (2) weeks …books
  • Three (3) days… DVDs/Blurays
  • Overnight…Netbooks
  • (2) hours…Kindles

Limits: Five (5) items

Overdues: Notices sent weekly

Fines: 50¢/day/DVD & Blurays, 10¢/day/all other media

Lost items: Presumed lost if not returned by last due date of each semester.

Lost fee: Replacement cost plus a processing fee

Penalties: “Hold Grade” notices released at the end of each semester for overdues. Borrowing privileges suspended for unpaid fines and fees.

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Library cards

All WTC faculty, registered students, and staff are eligible for borrowing privileges.

Eligible borrowers must present a WTC photo identification card at the Circulation Counter in order to be entered in the circulation database.

The WTC photo identification card then becomes the Library borrower’s card.


TexShare Program

TexShare cardholders may borrow circulating media from all Texas academic and public libraries participating in the TexShare program.

As a participating TexShare library, the WTC library honors all TexShare cards.

A majority of Texas libraries participate in the TexShare card program.

For additional information, visit TexShare.

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We will gladly locate material not available in the WTC Library, which may be requested from other libraries. This is a free service reserved only for WTC faculty, registered students, and staff. Requested, photocopied periodical articles and book pages are complimentary and usually sent back by e-mail to the patron through the interlibrary loan process as a PDF. Loan requests are fulfilled at varying lengths of time.

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Western Texas College Library's Food & Drink Policy is intended to effectively preserve our library materials, computer equipment and furnishings, plus maintain a comfortable and pleasant working environment for our readers and staff. Your help in this effort is greatly appreciated.

Food will absolutely not be allowed in:

  • Computer workstation areas
  • Special collections (Archives room upstairs)
  • Reading room (downstairs) and Reference room (upstairs)
  • Any place posted "no food allowed"

Food is allowed in/on:

  • Book stacks
  • Study carrels
  • Photo copier area
  • Balcony

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