Borrowing Library Materials

Books and other library materials are checked out at the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the Cornette Library. Circulation also handles course reserves, maintains the photocopiers, processes fines and lost books, and handles lost and found items. The Circulation Staff will also help you renew your library books or find books which are not on the shelf.

Getting a Library Card

West Texas A&M University students, faculty, staff, and retirees are automatically registered to check out library material with your Buffalo Gold Card. You must have your Buffalo Gold Card with you and present it at the Circulation Desk in order to check out materials. Other options are available for Friends of the Cornette Library and library users with TexShare cards. Special cards are issued to the Destination WT students and to Region 16 Teachers.

Checkout Periods

Your Category Loan Period # of Books # of Renewals
Current Students, Dependents,
Destination WT
21 days 100 5
Faculty, Staff, Retired Staff
PTIs, Affiliates
120 days 100 3
Friends of the Cornette Library 120 days 15 total, 5 IRC 3
Region 16 Teachers 120 days 10 (IRC only) 3
Thesis Students, TAs, GAs,
Distance Students
Entire semester
(5/15, 8/15, or 12/15)
100 No Renews
TexShare Card 28 days 20 total, 5 IRC 5
Camps 14 days 20 total, 5 IRC 3

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