Checkouts, Renewals, & Fines

Bell Library materials can be renewed three different ways

  • Online through your library account
  • In person at the Circulation Desk
  • By telephone (361-825-2340)

Overdue materials and items that have been placed on hold cannot be renewed online.

Materials borrowed from other libraries are not always renewable. And when they are, we must first ask the lending library for an extension. To request a longer due date

  1. Log in to your interlibrary loan account with your IslandID
  2. If renewals are allowed for your item, select it from the Checked Out Items list by clicking the transaction number
  3. Click “Renew Request” located above the transaction information
Once we've received your renewal request, we'll ask the lending library for an extension, and you will be notified of their decision as soon as we hear back.

Checkout details

Checkout lengths by borrower type
Borrower type Checkout length Max number of items Number of renewals Required form of ID
Undergraduates 3 weeks 30 3 renewals Valid SandDollar$ card
Honors program 6 weeks 30 3 renewals Valid SandDollar$ card
Masters/doctoral 6 weeks 50 3 renewals Valid SandDollar$ card
Faculty 6 months Unlimited Unlimited Valid SandDollar$ card
TAMU-CC staff 6 months Unlimited 3 renewals Valid SandDollar$ card
Community user 3 weeks 3 No renewals Valid SandDollar$ card
Driscoll hospital 6 months Unlimited Unlimited Driscoll employee ID
Kingsville, Del Mar & TexShare users 3 weeks 3 3 renewals Valid TexShare card

Checkout lengths and fine amounts

Checkout lengths by material type, including fines for returning late
Types of materials Undergraduate students Graduate students Faculty & staff Fines
Books 3 weeks 6 weeks 6 months $0.25 per day
General media 2 days 2 days 2 weeks $0.50 per day
Reserves 3-hour* 3 hours 3 hours 3 hours $3.00 per hour
Reserves 2-day 2 day 2 day 2 day $0.50 per day
Reserves 7-day 7 day 7 day 7 day $0.50 per day
Reserves (media)* 3 hours 3 hours 1 day $3.00 per hour
Study rooms* 3 hours 3 hours 3 hours $3.00 per hour
Marker packets* 3 hours 3 hours 3 hours $3.00 per hour
Popular reading books 2 weeks 2 weeks 2 weeks $0.25 per day
Dissertations & theses 3 weeks 6 weeks 6 months $0.25 per day
Government documents 3 weeks 6 weeks 6 months $0.25 per day
Maps (selected) 3 weeks 6 weeks 6 months $0.25 per day
Interlibrary Loan Varies Varies Varies $0.25 per day

*All 3-hour checkouts are in-library use only.

To view your due dates and fines visit your library account.

View more details on library fines.

Payment of fines

All fines must be paid at the Circulation Desk. You can pay with cash, check, SandDollar, or credit card.

Questions?

Email circulation@tamucc.edu
Phone 361-825-2340