Check Out Policies

Regular Loan

The Regular Loan period of 21 days is given to currently enrolled students, eligible dependents of currently enrolled students, eligible dependents of currently employed University regular staff, eligible dependents of retired staff, eligible contract labor, eligible dependents of contract labor, and affiliates. These patrons may renew their books a maximum of 5 times.

Special Loan

WTAMU students who are employed as teaching assistants (TAs), graduate assistants (GAs), and students who are enrolled in a thesis course (or equivalent) qualify for a 120-day loan period. Since the Personnel Services Department of the University requires TAs and GAs to complete a property clearance at the end of each semester, their books must be returned at that time (i.e., May 15, August 15, and December 15).

Students working on a thesis are granted the privilege of keeping their books until the end of the semester (i.e. May 15, August 15, and December 15). Since this checkout period is a modification of the automated checkout period, Circulation staff should be reminded to extend the check out. Thesis students must make special arrangements at the Circulation Desk to keep their books beyond the end of the semester.

Faculty/Staff Loan

WTAMU faculty, part-time instructors (PTIs), adjunct professors, administrative staff, professional librarians, retired faculty, currently employed University regular staff, retired staff, and administrators qualify for a 120-day loan period. Items checked out by these patrons may be renewed a maximum of 3 times. Once they have been renewed the maximum number of times the items must be returned to the library.

Since the Personnel Services Department of the University requires PTIs to complete a property clearance each semester, their books must be returned at the end of each semester (i.e., May 15, August 15, and December 15).

Friends and Other Affiliates

Friends of the Cornette Library, Amarillo College's "Straight Through to U", and Region 16 Teachers also receive the 120-day check-out privilege. Region 16 Teachers may only check out items from our Instructional Resource Center.

LEIAN Passport and TexShare Borrowing Card Loan

Patrons presenting LEIAN passport certificates or TexShare borrowing cards qualify for a 28-day loan period, as long as the Passport or TexShare card does not expire before that time.