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Library Policies

Borrowing Materials

Circulation privileges are available to student, staff, and faculty of the UT Health Science Center, to area health professionals, and to citizens of Texas aged 18 or older who pay for an annual Courtesy Borrowers card. You must be registered to check our library materials.

  • Registration expires each year and must be renewed annually. Please check with the Circulation Desk (210-567-2440) for your status.
  • Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery services are available only for individuals requesting information for personal or academic research and may not be used by health professionals on behalf of law firms, corporations, or other organizations.

Returning Materials

Materials may be returned at the Circulation Desk or placed in the Book Drop outside the exit doors. A book drop is also located outside the Library building near the entry stairs. Book drops are emptied one hour after opening each morning. Please return reserve materials and audio/visuals inside the Library.

Fines

Materials not returned by the due date and time will accrue fines:

  • Books, journals and audio/visual material fines are $0.50 per day
  • Reserve material fines are $1 per hour
  • Users' privileges are suspended if fines exceed $15

Fines will not be waived for the following reasons:

  • Late or non-receipt of courtesy overdue notices
  • Failure to notify the library of a change of address
  • Items were lent to someone else who returned it late or failed to turn it in
  • Items were renewed after due date
  • Vacation