Loan Policies

Who Can Check Out Materials and For How Long?


Texas A&M University Faculty, Students and StaffNormal Loan PeriodTotal Items
Undergraduate Students 4 months 100
Graduate Students 4 months As needed
Faculty 1 year As needed
Retired Faculty and Staff (See notes below) 1 year 100
Staff 1 year As needed
Texas A&M University agency staff (TAES, TAEX,TEEX,TTI, etc) 1 year As needed
Vet/Med/Public Health Students 4 months 100
Accepted non-enrolled students 2 weeks 5
TAMU Sponsored Program Participants (TIP, FSIS etc) 2 weeks 5
Visiting Scholars (Fulbright, sabbatical etc) 1 year As needed
Former Students 2 weeks 5

Current faculty and staff can authorize additional users (research assistants, student workers, or family members) to check-out items on their account. Add a proxy user to my account.

Retired faculty and staff

Retired faculty and staff have CHECK-OUT privileges ONLY. Retired staff member status will automatically update in the library system and will not require anything extra on the part of the patron. Electronic resources can still be accessed by obtaining a temporary, guest-use username and password.

Non-Texas A&M University UsersLoan PeriodTotal ItemsAnnual FeeExpiration
Community Users 2 weeks 5 $15 1 year
Sponsored High School Students 2 weeks 5 none May 15
TexShare 2 weeks 5 none based on card
OCLC 2 weeks 5 none 1 year

Loan Period Exceptions

(If an item is recalled, its loan period will be shortened to two weeks.)

Type of MaterialLoan PeriodRenewalsNotes
Best Sellers 2 weeks Yes Everyone
Bound and Current Journals 2 weeks No for Texas A&M University Faculty, Staff and Students only
Course Reserves 1 hour to 7 days No for Texas A&M University Faculty, Staff and Students only
Laptops 4 hours No for Texas A&M University Faculty, Staff and Students only
4 hour study rooms 4 hours No for Texas A&M University Faculty, Staff and Students only
Lockers 120 days Yes for Texas A&M University Faculty, Staff and Students only
Study Carrels 120 days Yes for Texas A&M University Honor Students, Graduate Students who have finished their coursework and are working on their thesis or dissertations, Faculty, and Staff
Items from the Map & GIS Library and Media & Reserves Varies Varies See the Map & GIS Library and Media & Reserves loan policies for details.
  • Some items don't check out or check out for different periods of time or have restrictions on renewals, based on their heavy use. Ask at a service desk for more information.
  • Architecture Library materials must be checked out at the College of Architecture Technical Reference Center
  • Qatar, Bodrum, and Santa Chiara library resources are located outside the US and are only available to their on-site users