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The RRC Library has a number of materials onsite which can be checked out to students, faculty, and staff of Texas State University. Many items at Alkek Library are also available to RRC patrons and may be delivered to the RRC Library upon request so they may be checked out so you do not have to travel to the San Marcos campus. See "Document Delivery to RRC Library" below.
Please consult the following for services and policies for the number of items you may check-out, length of loans, fines, etc. and how to renew due dates if possible:
- MyAccount / Renew (enter your NetID and password) - see what you have checked out, due dates, and possibly renew items
- Circulation Department, Alkek Library
- Borrowing Policy
- Library Fines
Document Delivery to RRC Library
Many items can be delivered from Alkek Library to the RRC Library. To request an item or items use the library's catalog. If an item can be requested there will be a "Request/Hold" button or link on the page. Click on it and enter your NetID and password.
University Libraries materials may be returned at the RRC Library unless specified not to (ex: Alkek Library reserve items need to be returned to the Alkek Library Reserves Desk).
Request items from libraries other than those at Texas State University. It is not necessary to know of any library that has a copy in its collection. If we are able to obtain the desired item on your behalf it can be sent to the RRC Library for you to check out if you designate RRC as your "Delivery Location" in your profile in ILLiad.
Learn about writing style guides, subject guides, tutorials, etc. These will also provide assistance in preparing bibliographies.
As a convenience to faculty members, proxy borrowers (such as student employees, administrative assistants, other departmental staff) may be authorized to check out materials. Please initiate this process by completing the Proxy Form by clicking on the link above this paragraph. This proxy must be updated each semester.
Reference and Instruction
Research advice, classroom instruction, library resource instruction, etc.
Some faculty place physical items such as books, DVDs, copies of previous projects, and more on Reserve at the RRC Library. Typically, these items can be checked out for 2 hours at a time and must be used within the RRC Library. Longer loan periods can be set if desired by faculty.
A free TexShare Card is available to all current students, faculty, and staff of Texas State University. A TexShare card allows the holder to borrow materials from other libraries who honor the TexShare Card. For more information please view the TexShare Card page.