Library

We are available to provide an educational environment which supports and enhances the instructional programs offered by the College, stimulates leadership, personal growth, and lifelong appreciation for learning while focusing on the importance of being responsible to a population rich in its ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic diversity.

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Circulation desk

The Circulation Desk is located at the front entrance of the CLR. At the Circulation Desk, you are able to pay fines, check out library items, reserve items, check for holds and fines or fees.

Guidelines

Lending Information:

  • Alamo Colleges Students: 10 items   
  • Alamo Colleges Faculty: 10 items  
  • Alamo Colleges Staff: 10 items  
  • TexShare Visitor: 5 items 

Additional Information:

Circulation, fines and fees

All fines must be paid in cash at the circulation desk. Money orders and cashier checks may be used to pay fines in the Business Office. Administrative Holds prevent students from registering if they owe library fines.

Books

21 Days (Students), 30 days (Employees), 14 Days (Texshare) - renewable unless a hold or recall is placed on the material by another patron. Fine is .10 cents per book to a maximum fine of $25.00 per book.

Audio/Visual Material

7 Days (Students), 14 Days (Employees and Texshare) - renewable in 1 week periods until the end of the semester or until a hold or recall is placed on the material by another patron. Fine is .50 cents per item up to a maximum fine of $25.00 per item.

Course Reserves

Material is choice of the instructor - 3 periods to choose from: "In-Library Use Only", "3 Day", or "'7 Day". No renewals or holds are permitted. Fine is .50 cents per day per item up to a maximum of $50.00 per item.

Charges for Lost Materials

Replacement cost of the item plus $10 processing fee plus all accrued fines (max $25.00 fine per item) until the date the item is reported lost.

Charges for Damaged Materials

There is a $5 charge for EACH date due sticker, bar code, or other processing label that has been removed from the item or its container. Other charges will be assessed according to the amount of damage.

  • Periodicals - Library Use Only
  • Reference - Library Use Only
  • Microforms - Library Use Only

Library Resources

Library Services

Library Forms

Individual Research Assistance Library Instruction Request Purchase Request

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Databases

Database

We have all the resources you need with our online database. View our online database.

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Online Research Guides

Are you doing research at home? Access our online database outside the college by checking out our research guide.

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NOTE: You will be asked to enter a username and password for access.

Community Patrons

Community users are welcome in the library. Material may be checked out with the presentation of a TexShare card and photo ID.

Contact Information

MLK Campus Library:
MLK Center for Learning Resources (CLR)
Phone: 210-486-2330
Text: 210-585-2818

Library Hours
Note: Online resources are available 24/7
* Library hours are subject to change.

Email or Chat

SW Campus Library:
SWC Industrial Technology Center (ITC), Building 1-C123
Phone: 210-486-7023
Text: 210-585-2818

Library Hours
Note: Online resources are available 24/7
* Library hours are subject to change.

Email or Chat