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Circulation Services: Overdue Items and Fines

Library Hours

Warrior Hall University Library

 

Regular Semester Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8:00am-9:00pm.

Friday8:00am-5:00pm.

Saturday-Sunday: 12:00pm-6:00pm.

 

Summer Semester Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8:00am-7:00pm.

Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Saturday-Sunday: 12:00pm-4:00pm.

 

Interim Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm.

Saturday-Sunday: Closed. 

 

EWCHEC Library Extension

Monday-Thursday: 8:00am-6:00pm.

Friday: 8:00am-12:00pm. 

Library Contact Information

Warrior Hall University Library

Phone: (254) 519-5798

Address: 1001 Leadership Place, Killeen, Texas 76549

Email: library@tamuct.edu

Directions: Visit TAMUCT's Maps and Directions

EWCHEC Library Extension

Phone: (512) 759-5930

Address: 1600 Innovation Blvd., Hutto, Texas, 78634

Directions: Visit the EWCHEC webpage

Overdue Materials

When items are kept out longer than allowed, they become overdue. The following outlines how the library handles this situation. 

  • Multi-Week Checkouts: Books and Audio Books.
    • Patrons have a two week grace period to return items before any fines accrue.
    • Students are charged $.25 per day for 30 days, with a maximum fine of $7.50. Faculty and staff are not charged an overdue fine.
    • At 45 days overdue, the item is declared lost. At this time, all patrons are charged the replacement cost of the book and the maximum fine of $7.50.
  • One Week or Multi-Day Checkouts: Reserves, DVDs, VHS, and Older Periodicals.
    • Students are charged a fine of $1.00 per day. Faculty and staff are not charged unless the item is on reserve. There is no grace period.
    • The item is declared lost at 7 days overdue. At this time, the patron will be charged the replacement cost of the item and the maximum $7.00 fine.
    • In-Library Use only: Reserves and New Periodicals (2-hour use)
    • All patrons are charged .50 per hour. There is no grace period.
    • The maximum fine is $3.00/day.
    • The item is declared lost at 7 days overdue. At this time, the patron will be charged the replacement cost of the item and the maximum $21.00 fine.
  • InterLibrary Loan
    • All patrons are charged a $1.00/day fine. There is no grace period.
    • In addition to the TAMUCT's fine, the loaning library may charge for a past due item.
    • If the item is damaged or lost, the patron will be responsible for any bills that the lending library charges.
    • A hold will be placed on the student's Banner account that restricts registration, transcripts and receiving a diploma when the item is declared lost. No further checkouts will be permitted until library account is in good standing once items are overdue.

Questions or Concerns? Please call us at (254) 519-5798 or email library@tamuct.edu.

Library Fines Appeals

If you believe your fine is a mistake or there was an extenuating circumstance, you may appeal using the web form:

  • You will be notified of the outcome of your appeal after it has been reviewed.
  • If you have not heard back from anyone within 3 weeks, please contact Margaret Dawson(madawson@tamuct.edu).

Appeals are handled on a case-by-case basis. The following are not generally regarded as valid reasons for canceling or reducing library charges:

  • Lack of knowledge of library rules or the amount of charges.
  • Being too busy to return items.
  • Allowing others to borrow materials on your account which are returned late or lost.
  • Being out of town.
  • Uncertainty about the due date.
  • Failing to receive an overdue notice.

Questions or Concerns? Please contact us at library@tamuct.edu or (254) 519-5798.

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