Mary and Jeff Bell Library

Bell Library - Access Services Department

The Access Services Department is comprised of the Circulation and InterLibrary Loan service areas.

The Circulation Department is responsible for circulation of library materials in the Main, Juvenile, Oversized, Government Documents, and Curriculum Collections. This includes collecting fines for overdue materials. Funds collected from fines are used to purchase additional library materials.

The Circulation Department also provides Reserve materials for students. Reserves may be provided in print or electronic format, depending on the preference of the instructor placing the item on reserve. Required textbooks may be placed on Course Reserve if the professor chooses to place the textbook on reserve. Reserve items may be located in the catalog by accessing Course Reserves.

The Circulation Department maintains patron records and issues Community User, Special Activities, and TexShare cards. Other responsibilities of the Circulation Department include the library alarm system, the public announcement system, and the daily opening and closing of the library.

InterLibrary Loan
Interlibrary Loan is a service offered to current Texas A&M-Corpus Christi faculty, staff, and students. Since no library can possibly acquire all works published, the purpose of ILL is to obtain requested materials from other libraries. The conditions of this service are set by the Interlibrary Loan Code of the American Library Association and by the policies of individual lending libraries. The Library uses ILLiad software to process InterLibrary Loan. This requires that all ILL requests be initiated online at the Illiad web site. Setting up the account takes a few minutes but allows ILL staff to process requests and deliver items to patrons more quickly.

We invite questions and/or comments and look forward to hearing from you. Contact Robert Rios at 361-825-2341 or

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