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Library Policies

Courtesy Borrower Policies

Residents of the State of Texas age 18 years or older are eligible for a variety of services, including:

  • Books and audio/visual materials
  • Journals - print or electronic, in-house use at any of the UT Health Science Center libraries
  • Library computers (time limit)
  • Online search service (fee)
  • Photocopy and printing (fee)

Due to licensing agreements and contracts, off-site access to electronic journals, books, and databases is available only to currently employed faculty and staff, and currently enrolled students. 

Loan periods for circulating material

Material Type Loan Period # of Renewals Allowed
Books 14 days none
Journals none n/a
Audio/visuals none n/a
Print Reserve materials 3 hours none


Create an account for book checkout by visiting the Briscoe Library Circulation Desk (state issue ID required). The annual fee for Courtesy Borrowers is $35. Registration is valid for one year from date of issue and may be extended annually with payment. Registration cannot be renewed until all fines and other obligations have been cleared. 

Library Collection Use

Users may have up to 3 items checked out at any given time.