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Each library has visitor parking, which is marked in yellow on the campus maps.
The library does not sell scantrons. The bookstore at the Pecan, Mid-Valley and Starr County campuses sell scantrons.
Minors (under the age of 18) must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times. Library Services holds the parent or legal guardian responsible for the actions of the minor. Parents or guardians of disruptive minors will be asked to take action to stop the disruption. This may include removing the minor from the library.
If space permits, fliers may be posted in the library. However, all fliers must be approved through the Office of Student Life or, where applicable, the Campus Coordinator/Dean.
Yes. Each library has at least one photocopier. Copies are 10 cents per page. Cash or credit is accepted. A minimum of $1.00 will be charged with use of a credit card.
The library does not offer fax machines for student use.
All libraries have ramps and some buildings also have automatic doors and elevators. If you need special accommodations, contact Student Disability Services.
You can fill out a Library Purchase Request form.
All library purchases are guided by our Collection Development Practices.
All available Library and Open Labs positions are posted on the STC Human Resources site. Here you will find job descriptions, job qualifications, and steps in the application process.
Borrowing Materials & Using Spaces
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.
Members of the community who are not current STC students, faculty, or staff can apply for a community user card in order to check out materials. Here you can find our Community Users guidelines.
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.
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.
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.
You can request that the item be sent from another library through our Interlibrary Loan service.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Study rooms at all libraries can be reserved online. View our Study Rooms page to read our guidelines and make a reservation.
No, but the Pecan campus has an Internet Café with computers and printing stations that is open extended hours. You can view the Internet Café hours here. The MidValley campus also has computers and printing available in the hallway outside of the library when the building is unlocked.
Online Library Resources and Services
Discovery Search allows you to search the library catalog and most databases through a single search platform. Databases that are not included in Discovery Search are labeled Not in Discovery on the A-Z Databases page.
Students, faculty, and staff should use their JagNet username/password. If you have forgotten your password, click here. If you do not know your JagNet username, contact the IS&P Help Desk. If the IS&P Help Desk is closed, but the Pecan Library is open, we may be able to assist you at (956) 872-2212.
Community users are unable to access library databases from off-campus.
You may log into My Account to view your checkouts, see when each item is due, and renew your items to extend the due dates. Under certain circumstances, you may not be able to renew an item online, such as if you have a suspension for an overdue item.
Students, faculty, and staff should use their JagNet username/password to log into their account. Community users should use their library card ID and PIN. Community users who do not know their PIN should bring identification to library staff to receive their PIN.
You can find tutorials and useful links on our Writing & Citing Sources guide.
Open Computer Labs
Click here to learn how to request additional Print Credits.
Yes. The Learning Commons and Open Labs now offers Mobile Print for on-campus users. Click this link to learn more.
Click here for our Printing Policy.
At this time we do not offer color printing, large format printing, or laminating at any of our libraries or Open Labs.
You can find a list of Available Software here.
Library Art Gallery
The Library Art Gallery is open whenever the library is open. Here you can find the hours of operation for each campus library.
No. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors may attend any Library Art Gallery free of charge.
Flash photography is not permitted. Handheld cameras using existing light are allowed in the galleries, unless otherwise indicated. Please check at the entrance of the exhibition for any restrictions. Any photography is for personal use only and may not be sold. We would appreciate your consideration of other visitors by taking photographs in an unobtrusive manner.
Most of the time, artwork is available for purchase. Please contact the Library Art Gallery Associate, Gina Otvos, at (956) 872-3488 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and she will put you in contact with the artist. The Library Art Gallery does not handle the sale of artwork.
Please contact the Library Art Gallery Associate, Gina Otvos, at (956) 872-3488 or email@example.com to schedule a guided tour.
Library Art Gallery exhibits are chosen by library staff, which use the Art Exhibit Selection Guidelines when making decisions.
If you would like to exhibit your artwork at the STC Library Art Gallery, please email several images of your work and an artist statement or biography to the Library Art Gallery Associate, Gina Otvos, at (956) 872-3488 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
No. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors may attend library events free of charge.
Visitors are permitted to park in student parking areas during the scheduled event. If a visitor receives a parking citation during a library event for not having a valid STC permit, please contact the Senior Administrative Assistant, Joann Narvaez, at (956) 872-2645 or email@example.com.
All library events are open to the community. Although events are generally intended for college audiences, children are allowed with adult supervision at library events. However, the library reserves the right to request that any disruptive child be removed by the responsible adult. Uncooperative adults may be reported to campus police.
Frequently, books will be available for purchase at an author talk. For information on available titles and payment options, contact the STC Bookstore at (956) 872-2075.