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Welcome to the TCTC Library: Circulation Policy

Library Reserve Policy

Reserve Policy

What are the details about putting items on reserve?

  • Use the following form to put material on reserve:
  • We'll keep the items on reserve for two consecutive semesters (Fall/Spring or Spring/Fall).
  • If we own it, we will put it back into circulation at the end of the 2nd semester (Fall/Spring or Spring/Fall).
  • If you own it, we will send it back to you via campus mail (unless you tell us you want to pick it up.)

What about copyright?

  • We follow the U. S. Copyright Law guidelines following the permissions for making copies for educational purposes granted within Section 107 of the Copyright Law.*
  • Fair use is determined by the following characteristics:
    • Purpose and character of the use.
    • Determines whether the item is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes.
    • Depends on the nature of the copyrighted work.
    • Explains how much of the work you can copy in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole.
    • How copying will affect the copyrighted item's market potential or value.

To us, this means the following types of things can be put on reserve:

  • One chapter of a book
  • One article from a periodical or newspaper
  • One short story, short essay, or short poem, whether or not from a collective work
  • One chart, graph, diagram, cartoon, or picture from a book, periodical, or newspaper

*The Library also adheres to the TCTC Policies and Procedures concerning copyright. For further information see Policy No. 1-3-100, 1-8-1010, and Procedures No. 1-8-1010.1, 1-8-1010.2.


How do I get books?

How do I check out books?

  • Bring your TCTC ID or some form of identification.
  • You may check out up to eight books at a time.
  • You may keep them for three weeks.
  • You may renew your books one time.
  • Overdue fees: 10 cents a day*

What about reserve items? 

Ask us at the front desk.

Check the reserve catalog for details.

Request item from another TCTC campus library

Request item from another TCTC campus library

Found something you want but it is at another TCTC campus library? Fill out the form below and we'll bring it to your home campus.

Search for books at other libraries

Search for books at other libraries through PASCAL

Suggest a purchase?

Suggest an item for purchase

Renew your materials

Renew your materials

If you would like to renew an item without coming to the library in person, you have a number of options. 

  • Send us a note and we will renew it for you:

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