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Library Policies

Checkout Policies

Books, audiobooks, and DVDs are checked out to library patrons at the 1st floor Circulation Desk. To check out materials from Vaughn Library, a patron must present one of the following.

  • Current TJC student ID card
  • Current Vaughn Library Courtesy Card
  • Current TJC Faculty/Staff ID card
  • Current TexShare library program card

Books, audiobooks, and recreational DVDs (see Audiobooks and DVD Checkout Policy below) are checked out to faculty, staff, students, and community users for a three week period with an optional 1 week renewal. TJC students are limited to four books per subject category with 12 books being the maximum number checked out.

Nonstudents (which would include Vaughn Library Courtesy Card holders or TexShare card holders) may check out a total of two books at any one time for a three-week period with an optional 1 week renewal.

TJC faculty and staff may check out up to 20 books at a time for 3 weeks with a 1 week renewal. 

Library items may be returned at the Circulation Desk, in the book drop on the library's front porch, or in the book drop at the curb of the student parking lot on the west side of Rogers Student Center. All boxes are emptied daily.

Checkout Procedure

Materials to be checked out should be taken to the Circulation Desk where the patron must present an appropriate ID card. If a hold has been placed on that patron's record, the patron must clear the hold before checkout can proceed.

Vaughn Library Courtesy Cards will be issued to qualified community users. Special patron passes will be issued upon the recommendation of the college president or the Director of Library Services. All such courtesy card holders will be limited to checking out two items at any one time.

In keeping with the open-door policy of Tyler Junior College, use of library facilities without checkout privileges is extended to the general public; however, children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Audiobooks and DVD Checkout Policy

Vaughn Library has a growing collection of audiobooks and a small collection of movies on DVD available for checkout.  Audiobooks and recreational DVDs are shelved on the first floor near the back doors.  Four audiobooks and/or recreational DVDs may be checked out at any one time.  Take the empty box(es) to the Circulation Desk and the staff will get the actual discs from the back.

Failure to return audiobooks or DVDs on time (3 week checkout with an optional 1 week renewal) will result in fines of 25 cents per day per title, up to $10.00. 

The charge to replace a lost or damaged audiobook or DVD is the replacement cost of that title plus a $10 processing fee.  The patron may not purchase a replacement audiobook or DVD.

DVDs placed in the library for classroom assignments are housed at the Circulation Desk.  During the Fall and Spring semesters, the student may check out all units for a particular course.  All classroom assignment DVDs must be returned to the library by the last day of final exams.  If the final exam is not taken at the scheduled time for whatever reason, the DVDs are still due the day of the last scheduled final exam.  The only exceptions for this policy must be cleared in advance with the Director of Library Services or a designated substitute by calling 903-510-2759.  

Failure to return the classroom assignment DVDs on time will result in fines of 25 cents per DVD per day, up to $10.  The charge to replace a lost or damaged DVD is $20 per DVD.  Thus a four DVD set would cost $80 to replace.  Replacement cost for a lost DVD case is $5.