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Library Online Resources: Borrowing Books

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Book Borrowing Guidelines

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Borrowing Books:

Current CBC faculty, staff and students may borrow books from the Grady C. Hogue LRC & Library located at the Beeville Campus.  The catalog is available for searching online here. The catalog includes the print book collection, educational video collection, and electronic books.
Electronic Books:
Students use their CougarID to access electronic books and faculty/staff use their email name and password.

Students & Staff:

  • 4 book limit
  • 2 weeks
  • Renewals allowed
  • Overdue fines are $0.20 per day per book, up to $10 per book maximum
  • Non-returned books and unpaid overdue fines may result in registration and transcript blocks
  • Students and staff may borrow books from the Circulating collection, PLE collection, and Texana Collection


  • 4 book limit
  • 4 months
  • Renewals allowed
  • In addition to the Circulating/PLE/Texana Collections, faculty may borrow videos from the educational video collection for classroom instruction (these are also cataloged in the online catalog -- contact the library to view a list, or come to the Beeville LRC to view the collection) 
  • Faculty may also request books from the reference collection to be delivered to Alice, Kingsville, and Pleasanton campuses for viewing

InterLibrary Loan (ILL):

  • ILL is a method that the Library uses to borrow books and request copies of articles from print journals from other libraries
  • Be prepared to provide the library with complete information, including the ISBN number and edition for the book or the complete article citation for articles
  • If you need assistance in searching for the correct book information, please contact the librarians, who will be able to assist you in your search
  • You do not need to provide information about other libraries that may own the book or journal titles, as the library utilizes an automated library catalog search and borrowing system (OCLC WorldCat) to borrow books and request article photocopies
  • ILL requests may take up to two weeks for commonly held books; longer for less commonly held titles
  • The loan period and other policies are designated by the lender libraries, not the CBC Library

Requesting Books

Email to request books for delivery for your campus.  Include your Name, CougarID (Students), or your Office Extension (Employees), Campus for Delivery, Book Title, Author, Year of Publication, Edition (if known), ISBN number (if known).  You will need to check with your campus LRC staff to pick up the book. Books that are owned by the CBC Library will be checked out to you according to the policy, ILL books will be according to the lending library's policy.


Requesting Articles from Journals or Books

Email to request photocopied articles from print journals or photocopied pages from books.  Include your Name, CougarID (Students), or your Office Extension (Employees), Campus for Delivery, Journal Title, Article Title, Author(s), Year of publication, Volume, Issue Number, Page Numbers. Students will need to check with your campus LRC staff to pick up the copy; Library staff will mail through campus mail for employees.

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