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Reserves/Media

(956) 665-2763

The Reserves/Media Department is on the third floor, east side of the library. This department houses reserves material, laptop computers, audio/visual materials, microforms, and current newspapers. Materials for class assignments are placed on reserve by faculty and teaching assistants. Reserve material is listed in the web catalog and can be found by course title or by instructor's name. Instructors may use the online forms to place materials on reserves. In addition to reserve materials, the Library also has laptop computers, digital cameras and other media-related equipment that can be checked out. The overdue fine for these materials is a charge for any part of an hour past the due time.

Course Reserves

Laptop Lending Service

Hours may vary during the Summer, during Holidays, and between semesters. A complete listing of Library Hours, with these schedule changes, may be found on the Library's webpage.

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Media Circulation Policy

Reserves:

Each professor will make the decision about the length of time materials can be checked out when the reserves forms are submitted. Checkout time for reserve materials varies from two hours to a week. The charge for overdue material is $.50 per hour for materials available for less than 24-hour checkout, and $.50 a day for those available on a 24 hour or longer basis. Patrons must present their own validated and barcoded UTPA ID card to get materials on reserve. Public and non-UTPA students may check-out Library materials on Reserve for in Library use only by providing a valid government issued ID. All in-house use reserves stop circulation, and are due back 30 minutes before library closes. 

Media:

VHS video tapes, audio cassettes, CD-ROM audio disks, filmstrips, filmstrips with cassettes, and slides may be used by faculty, students, staff, or public patrons. Faculty, staff, and students must have a Bronc ID with a bar code. If a faculty member needs to send his/her ID with a student or staff worker to check out media, a note to that effect must be written on a UTPA letterhead and signed by the professor. Students may check out media for class presentation use for up to three days. Failure to return media after the loan period will result in a hold being placed on the patron account for circulation of all library materials, and a late fee of $1.00 per day will be assessed. Public and non-UTPA students may check out Library materials on Reserve for in Library use only by providing a valid government issued ID.

Media materials are not loaned out through Interlibrary Loan. Media materials may not be checked out with a TexShare card, with the exception of CDs for books.

Loan Periods for Media Equipment

Material Type
Patron
Loan Period
Late Fee
Laptop (old)
Student
4 hours
$2 per hour
 
Faculty/Staff
4 hours
 
Laptop (new)
Student
4 hours
$4 per hour
 
Faculty/Staff
4 hours
 
Digital Camera
Student
6 hours
$2 per hour
 
Faculty/Staff
6 hours
 
Digital Camcorder
Student
6 hours
$3 per hour
 
Faculty/Staff
6 hours
 
Microphone
Student
6 hours
$1 per hour
 
Faculty/Staff
6 hours
 
Jump (flash) Drive
Student
4 hours
$.50 per hour
 
Faculty/Staff
4 hours
 
Tape Recorder
Student
2 days
$.50 per hour
 
Faculty/Staff
2 days
 
iPad
Student
4 hours
$2 per hour
 
Faculty/Staff
2 days
 
Projector
Student
6 hours
$4 per hour
 
Faculty/Staff
1 day
 
VHS video tapes & DVD's
Student
3 days
$1 per day
 
Faculty/Staff
30 days
 
Audio cassettes & Audio CD's
Student
3 days
$1 per day
 
Faculty/Staff
30 days
 
Tripod
Student
6 hours
$0.50 per hour
 
Faculty/Staff
6 hours
 
Camera Case
Student
6 hours
$0.50 per hour
 
Faculty/Staff
6 hours
 
CD-ROM that comes with book
Student
14 days
$1 per day
 
Faculty/Staff
120 days
 
Filmstrips
Student
3 days
$1 per day
 
Faculty/Staff
30 days
 
filmstrips with cassettes
Student
3 days
$1 per day
 
Faculty/Staff
30 days
 
Slides
Student
3 days
$1 per day
 
Faculty/Staff
30 days

For additional information view the Media Materials Circulation Policy, section 7.1 in the Library Policy Manual.