Checkouts, Renewals, & Fines

Bell Library materials can be renewed three different ways

  • Online through your library account
  • In person at the Circulation Desk
  • By telephone (361-825-2340)

Overdue materials and items that have been placed on hold cannot be renewed online.

Materials borrowed from other libraries are not always renewable. And when they are, we must first ask the lending library for an extension. To request a longer due date

  1. Log in to your interlibrary loan account with your IslandID
  2. If renewals are allowed for your item, select it from the Checked Out Items list by clicking the transaction number
  3. Click “Renew Request” located above the transaction information

Once we've received your renewal request, we'll ask the lending library for an extension, and you will be notified of their decision as soon as we hear back.


Checkout details

Borrower type Checkout length Max number of items Number of renewals Required form of ID
 Undergraduates  3 weeks  30  3 renewals  Valid SandDollar$   card
 Honors program  6 weeks  30  3 renewals  Valid SandDollar$   card
 Masters/doctoral  6 weeks  50  3 renewals  Valid SandDollar$   card
 Faculty  6 months  Unlimited  Unlimited  Valid SandDollar$   card
 TAMU-CC staff  6 months  Unlimited  3 renewals  Valid SandDollar$   card
 Community user  3 weeks  3  No renewals  Valid SandDollar$   card
 Driscoll hospital  6 months  Unlimited  Unlimited  Driscoll employee   ID
 Kingsville, Del Mar & TexShare   users  3 weeks  3  3 renewals  Valid TexShare card
Checkout lengths by borrower type


Checkout lengths and fine amounts

Types of materials Undergraduate students Graduate students Faculty & staff Fines
Books 3 weeks 6 weeks 6 months $0.25 per day
General media 2 days 2 days 2 weeks $0.50 per day
Reserves 3-hour* 3 hours 3 hours 3 hours $3.00 per hour
Reserves 2-day 2 day 2 day 2 day $0.50 per day
Reserves 7-day 7 day 7 day 7 day $0.50 per day
Reserves (media)* 3 hours 3 hours 1 day $3.00 per hour
Study rooms* 3 hours 3 hours 3 hours $3.00 per hour
Marker packets* 3 hours 3 hours 3 hours $3.00 per hour
Popular reading books 2 weeks 2 weeks 2 weeks $0.25 per day
Dissertations & theses 3 weeks 6 weeks 6 months $0.25 per day
Government documents 3 weeks 6 weeks 6 months $0.25 per day
Maps (selected) 3 weeks 6 weeks 6 months $0.25 per day
Interlibrary Loan Varies Varies Varies $0.25 per day
Checkout lengths by material type, including fines for returning late


*All 3-hour checkouts are in-library use only.

To view your due dates and fines visit your library account.

View more details on library fines.

Payment of fines

All fines must be paid at the Circulation Desk. You can pay with cash, check, SandDollar, or credit card.


Phone 361-825-2340