The circulation desk is where you go to borrow items (check out), and return items (check in).
Materials available to circulate (i.e. borrow) include:
The circulation desk is also where you go to:
Contact the circulation desk:
Library Card: Your UT Spartan Card is also your library card and will be used to check out materials. If you lose your Spartan Card or forget it, you may use a valid Driver’s License or State ID as long as your account is up to date.
Books, videos, DVDs, CDs, laptops, headphones, some government documents, and some maps can all be checked out of the library.
Fines: Fines are issued for items that are not returned when due. Fines are generally $.25 per day for late items in the main collection and $.25 per hour for late items on Reserve.
Reserves: If your professor has placed an item on 'Reserve,' ask for the item at the Circulation Desk. You may borrow items from this collection for the time period set by your professor, which is usually two hours in the library only. In some cases your professor may allow an overnight loan period (check with staff).
Interlibrary Loan: If we do not have an item you are searching for ask about using Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Using ILL, we can obtain an item from another library (at their discretion) in usually less than two weeks. Articles are sent electronically and usually arrive more promptly. Fill out one of the request forms at the Reference Desk or use the Interlibrary Loan online form. We will contact you when the item has arrived or if there should be any problem receiving it.
Returning Items: To return items bring them into the library or use the drop box located to the left of the front doors on the outside of the library.
Go to the Online Catalog. Once there choose the "Patron" link in the banner at the top of the page.
On this page you will be able to see which books you have checked out, and if you have any blocks or fines on your library account. You may also renew items you have checked out (or "charged" to your account).
Once logged in you may also request the library purchase an item by selecting the Request link in the top banner.
Any questions? Circulation Desk: (813) 257-3056