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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.