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 and Amarillo High School International Baccalaureate students.

Checkout Periods

Table informs you of the loan period, the number of books you can check out, and the number of renewals by your category (e.g. faculty, staff, undergraduate, or graduate)
User Group Checkout Period # of Books # of Renewals
Undergraduate Students,
AHS Intl. Bacc., Destination WT,
Contract Labor
21 days1005
Faculty, Retired Faculty,
Faculty Emeriti, PTI, Staff,
Retired Staff
120 days1003
Friends of the Cornette
Library
120 days15 total, 5 IRC3
Graduate Students, GA,
TA, RA, AAC, Thesis
120 Days1000
Books due at end of semester
(5/15, 8/15, 12/15)
TexShare, Camps,
Continuing Ed., Visiting Scholars
21 days20 total, 5 IRC5

Patron Groups

Staff
Staff, Retired Staff, Grad Stud., Affiliates, & Dependents
Students
Undergrads, AHS Intl. Bacc., Destination WT, Distance Ed., & Contract Labor
Faculty
Faculty, Retired Faculty, Faculty Emeriti, PTIs, TAs, GAs, RAs, AACs, & Thesis
Visitors
Texshare, Camps, Continuing Ed., & Visiting Scholars
Friends Level 1
Contributing
Friends Level 2
Supporting, Sustaining, Patron, Benefactor, & Lifetime
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