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Circulation Desk

Circulation Desk Policies and Procedures

Contact Information

Visit the Circulation Desk if you need:

  • To Check-Out Library Materials

  • Renew An Item

  • Manage Library Holds

  • Find Reserve Items For Your Class

  • Place An Item On Reserve.

  • Check-Out A Study Room.

Questions? Contact the Circulation Desk @ (210)486-4500 or nvc-libcirc@alamo.edu

Borrowing Materials

Who may borrow NVC materials?

  • All currently-enrolled Alamo College students.

  • All Alamo Colleges faculty and staff.

  • TexShare Card Holders from other Texas Colleges and Universities..

  • Bexar County residents (With a TexShare card obtained through San Antonio Public Library).

 

What do I need to check-out materials?

  • Students should use their current Alamo Colleges student ID. 

  • Faculty and staff should use their faculty/staff ID.

  • Bexar County residents should use a  Drivers License or Texas ID and a TexShare card obtained through their San Antonio Public Library.

  • TexShare Card holders should use their Texshare Card and school ID.

 

Where are books and other materials located?

 

The physical collection is located in the NVC Library-- first floor of the Redbud Learning Center. All books are arranged by Library of Congress Classification.

 

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How many items can I check out?

 

For students, faculty and staff there is a ten item limit per person. These 10 items can be any combination of the following. 

 

 

Students

 

Faculty & Staff

Item Type

# of Items

Check-Out Period

 

# of Items

Check-Out Period

Print Books

10 items

21 Days

 

10 items

28 Days

Audio CDs

5 items

21 Days

 

5 items

14 Days

DVDs/Videos

3 items

7 Days

 

3 items

14 Days

 

For TexShare Card Holders there is a 5 item limit per person. These 5 items can be any combination of the following.

 

TexShare Card Holders

Item Type

# of Items

Check-Out Period

Print Books

5 items

21 Days

Audio CDs

5 items

21 Days

DVDs/Videos

3 items

7 Days


 

 

Items can be renewed once by contacting the Circulation Desk (210)-486-4500, nvc-libcirc@alamo.edu or through My Library Account.   Items cannot be renewed if they have been billed, placed on hold, or have reached the renewal limit. 

Reference books must be used in the library. Copiers are available for use at 10 cents per page.

 

Where can I return borrowed NVC items?

  • At the circulation desk in the library.

  • An outside Library Book Return is located at the circle drive between Huisache and Juniper halls. 

 

What about Fines or Fees?

 

Fines accrue as follows:

  • 10¢ a day
    • Books
    • CDs
  • 50¢ a day
    • DVDs
  • 50¢ an hour
    • Course Reserve Items
    • Textbooks
    • Study Room

 

Fines due at other Alamo Colleges libraries (NLC, PAC, SAC, SPC, SWC) may be paid here. The NVC library cannot collect fines for any other institutions.

For AV items like DVDs and audio CDs, all parts must be returned. 

One Overdue Notice is emailed when an item is two weeks overdue. A billed notice is emailed at 28 days. Registration and Transcript holds are applied to patron records until item(s) are returned or paid for.

Fee for a lost item is the purchase price plus $10.00 processing fee.

All fees must be paid at NVC Bursar's Office (CCC 105). Please come to the Circulation desk first to get a form for the Buisness Office

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