The circulation department administers the circulation of library materials, media resources, course reserves, stack maintenance, and accounts receivable. In addition to specific areas of responsibility, circulation Department staff is responsible for opening and closing the building, and monitoring adherence to house rules and the general safety and security of the building and collections.
For current TAMIU students, faculty, and staff, your TAMIU ID is also your library borrowing card. This card is issued by the TAMIU OneCard Center (Student Center room 128), and must be presented by all TAMIU faculty, staff and students to check out library materials at the Killam Library and to use the licensed databases from off campus.
Library materials can be renewed online through the TAMIU WorldCat Local using your student or faculty ID number to sign-on to your Library account. All materials can also be renewed at the Circulation Desk at the Killam Library. Loan Periods.
Users who need material that is currently charged out can place a hold or recall against the item. A recall is to be used in cases where the item will not be returned in a reasonable amount of time (2-3 weeks).
Overdue fines for books and CDs are $0.25 per item per day, up to a maximum of $10. Overdue fines for DVDs, VHS, and computer programs are $1 per item per day, up to a maximum of $10. Overdue recall items accrue by $1 per item per day.
Students, Faculty and Staff may borrow any audio/visual materials for 7 days.
The replacement fee for lost books and CDs will be $80 per item plus a $10 processing fee. The replacement fee for DVDs, VHS, and computer programs will be $80 per item plus a $10 processing fee. Material lost from the Juvenile Collection will be less at $15 per item plus the $10 processing fee. Replacement fees are refundable if the item is returned within 12 months. Overdue fines will be waived in favor of replacement fees.
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