Do I need a library card to borrow materials?
Yes, you will need one of the following: A current STC student ID, a current STC employee badge, a current STC community user card, or a current TexShare card. You can find additional information in the Authorized Borrowers section of our Circulation Guidelines.
How do I renew my borrowed items?
Most items may be renewed online at any time before they become overdue. Log into My Account and view your items in the Checkouts tab. You may also renew items by phone or in person.
I have a library item that is overdue. Will I receive a fine or suspension?
The library no longer charges fines for items that are overdue. However, students, community users, and TexShare users with overdue items will be suspended from checking out additional library items. For more information, view our Circulation Guidelines.
I lost a library item. What should I do?
Call or visit the library to find out how much it will cost to replace the item. You will be responsible for paying for the cost of replacement plus a $30 processing fee per item. Students, community users, and TexShare users with lost items will also be suspended from checking out additional library items until the bill is paid. For more information, view our Circulation Guidelines.
Can I return a book to any STC Library?
You can return a book to any STC library, regardless of which campus library you borrowed it from. The Mid-Valley, NAH, Pecan, and Starr County libraries have external book drops for returning books when the library is closed.
If I need a book or article that the STC library does not own, what are my options?
You can request that the item be sent from another library through our Interlibrary Loan service.
Does the library have a copy of the textbook that I need for class?
The library does not purchase textbooks, but some instructors are willing to place a textbook copy at the Reserves Desk. You can search for the textbook on our Course Reserves page. Items at the Reserves Desk can be checked out for two hours, but they cannot leave the library.
My instructor said that he/she placed an article in the library for our class. How do I find this article?
This article is most likely at our Reserves Desk. Items at the Reserves Desk can be checked out for two hours, but they cannot leave the library. You can search learn more about Course Reserves here.
One of the STC libraries has what I need, but I don’t visit that campus. What can I do?
You can fill out a Campus to Campus form. If the item is available, we’ll bring it to your campus library as quickly as possible, which is usually within 2 business days.
Does the library have a Writing Center?
The Pecan library has a Writing Center Plus staffed by Centers for Learning Excellence (CLE) tutors, who also offer Paper Review services as well as general tutoring in English literature, history, and other liberal arts classes. The other campuses have Writing Centers located within the CLEs. Click this link for the CLE locations and hours.
How do I reserve a study room?
Study rooms at all libraries can be reserved online. View our Study Rooms page to read our guidelines and make a reservation.
Is there a 24-hour study space at any campus library?
No, but all campuses have self-service computer labs with computers, scanners, and printing stations that are open extended hours. You can view the locations and hours for the Self-Service Computer Labs.