Services for the Community: Community Members

Community Borrower Cards

  • Community members who are not affiliated with the UH system may gain library borrowing privileges by purchasing an Affiliate Borrower card.
  • Affiliate Borrowers may borrow up to 10 items at a time (limit of 4 media).
  • Affiliate Borrowers may place requests for materials from other libraries in the UH System, but may not make Interlibrary Loan requests.
  • Affiliate Borrowers do not have off-campus access to the library's databases and eBooks.
  • The cost of an Affiliate Borrower card is $35 per year, payable by cash or check. Applicants must be at least 19 years old, and a driver's license is required. Payment for Affiliate cards is nonrefundable.
  • To purchase an Affiliate Borrower card, please visit the circulation desk at Neumann Library.

Return Library Items

You can return library items at:

  • The Neumann Library circulation desk
  • The UHCL Pearland Library service desk
  • The book drop located next to the Neumann Library entrance
  • The book drop located outside the Bayou Building entrance closest to the student parking lot
  • Any other library in the University of Houston system

-Items must be returned in the same condition as when checked out.

-Do not write or highlight in books, fold pages, or remove pages.

-Borrowers are financially responsible for damage that occurs to the item while it is checked out to them.

-If you notice damage before checking the item out, please bring it to the attention of library staff.  The damage will be noted in the item's record, and you will not be held responsible for the damage upon return.

Borrowing and Renewal Rules

PLEASE NOTE: Some circulation policies are currently altered due to COVID-19.  Please view details at https://uhcl.libguides.com/online.

Undergraduate Students 99 items total
5 media
6 weeks
2 renewals
3 weeks
3 renewals
6 weeks
2 renewals
3 weeks
No renewals
Graduate Students 99 items total
5 media
End of semester 3 weeks
3 renewals
6 weeks
2 renewals
3 weeks
No renewals
UH System Faculty (Current and retired) 400 items total
10 media
Annual April 15th due date
No renewal limit
3 weeks
3 renewals
6 weeks
2 renewals
3 weeks
No renewals
UH System Staff (Current) 199 items total
5 media
120 days
2 renewals
3 weeks
3 renewals
6 weeks
2 renewals
3 weeks
No renewals
Adjunct faculty 199 items total
5 media
End of semester 3 weeks
3 renewals
6 weeks
2 renewals
3 weeks
No renewals
Hawk Connection Students 10 items total
4 media
6 weeks
1 renewal
3 weeks
3 renewals
6 weeks
1 renewal
3 weeks
No renewals
UHCL Alumni (General & Lifetime) 10 items total
4 media
6 weeks
1 renewal
3 weeks
3 renewals
6 weeks
1 renewal
3 weeks
No renewals
Affiliate Borrowers 10 items total
4 media
6 weeks
1 renewal
3 weeks
3 renewals
6 weeks
1 renewal
3 weeks
No renewals
Continuing Education Borrowers 10 items total
4 media
6 weeks
1 renewal
3 weeks
3 renewals
6 weeks
1 renewal
3 weeks
No renewals
TexShare Cardholders 4 items total
4 media
6 weeks
1 renewal
3 weeks
3 renewals
6 weeks
1 renewal
3 weeks
No renewals
Lunar & Planetary Institute Borrowers 4 items total
4 media
6 weeks
1 renewal
3 weeks
3 renewals
6 weeks
1 renewal
3 weeks
No renewals

Your Library Account

Log in to your library account to view your current checkouts, renew materials, or place holds on items.

Log in to ILLiad to view your requests for books and articles from libraries outside the UH system.

 

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