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Books & e-Books

The database resources listed below provide direct access to the Libraries’ holdings of e-books.

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Library Services

Inter-library Loan & Document Delivery

Requesting Material

To request an item or an article from another library use the Interlibrary Loan system.

Interlibrary Loan acquires materials from other libraries for current Texas A&M University-Commerce faculty members, graduate students, undergraduate students, and staff. If you need a book we don’t have, we borrow a copy. If you request a journal article, we obtain a photocopy or a PDF electronic copy.

Document Delivery provides PDF versions of journal articles not available in full-text databases, items from our e-journal collections, and single book chapters needed for research. These materials are delivered online to individual accounts accessible to current students, faculty and staff via the Interlibrary Loan system. These documents can be read, downloaded, saved and/or printed.

Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery services are free.

NOTE: We do not borrow textbooks for your classes or books that are owned by Texas A&M University-Commerce Libraries.

Office Hours

The Interlibrary Loan / Microforms Office is open Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM but you may pick up interlibrary loan material at the Customer Service Desk any hour the library is open. Most materials arrive in one to two weeks.

If we borrow a book for you we send you a notice and hold the book at the Customer Service Desk. The lending library sets the due date on books; it is usually about 3 weeks use. We can request a renewal , but it is up to the loaning library to say “yes” or “no” and to set the new due date. There is no semester check-out for interlibrary loan material.

Photocopies and PDF documents are made accessible in the Interlibrary Loan system.

Location

The Interlibrary Loan / Microforms Office is located on the second floor.

Overdue Materials

Failure to return Interlibrary Loan materials in a timely manner will result in automatic suspension of all Interlibrary Loan privileges until all overdue materials are returned. Patrons are responsible for any overdue and/or book replacement fees charged to us by the lending library.

Interlibrary Loan ⁄ Document Delivery Contact Information

Jacob Pichnarcik
Interlibrary Loan Specialist
903-886-5722

Address:
James G. Gee Library
Interlibrary Loan Department
P.O.Box 3011
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011

Gee Library Lactation Room

Gee Library Lactation Room symbol

The Library Lactation Room offers breastfeeding women, who are employees or students of Texas A&M University-Commerce, a private place to express their breast milk. The room is located on first floor of Gee Library and is available during regular Library hours. Although appointments are not always necessary, there is a sign-up sheet in the room so users can schedule a regular time. The room is used on a first-come, first-served basis and each user must sign a “Use and Release Statement.” The room remains locked and each user should check out the key from the Customer Service Desk on the first floor. The Lactation Room features a private room with comfortable seating, small refrigerator/ freezer, microwave, storage lockers, and educational materials.

Forms

Breastfeeding Mother user agreement (PDF)

Diaper Changing Stations and Lactation Room (PDF)

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Collections

Government Documents

United States Government Documents at Texas A&M University-Commerce

Library

Texas A&M University-Commerce Libraries has served as a United States Federal Government Depository since 1937. The membership of this library with the Federal Depository Library Program allows it to receive numerous items which are published by the government. Texas A&M University-Commerce has also served as a Texas state documents depository since the 1960s. The majority of the collection is located on the second floor of the James G. Gee Library.

Texas A&M University-Commerce Libraries serves as a Federal selective depository. Items that we do not own can be obtained through Interlibrary Loan.

If you have questions or need assistance with Government Documents please contact a librarian. The Processing Unit is only open Monday through Friday from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.

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Media and Media Services

About Library Media

Library Media Services serves the University community by providing equipment and educational media in support of the University curriculum. Media Services has the Libraries’ primary collection of material in non-print (audio and visual) formats. These formats include: 470+ VHS videocassettes; 1,375+ DVDs; compact audio discs, audiocassettes, and CD-ROMs. The collection is intended to support the broad range of study and research interests on campus. All Library Media transactions are conducted at the Customer Service Desk located on the 1st floor of the Gee Library. Library Media also provides space for individuals to view media in various formats.

Equipment Request

There are 4 ways to request equipment:

  1. Send email request to Chuck Brookshire .
  2. Call Library Media Service at 903-886-5502 by 4:00 PM one (1) day prior to the date needed.
  3. Stop by the Gee Library Customer Service Desk in person to order equipment.
  4. Complete the Media Equipment Reservation Form online and it will submit to Chuck Brookshire.

Viewing Space

Gee Library offers three individual listening carrels with equipment to provide the following capabilities: AM/FM Recording, Compact Disc, Cassette, Turntable, DVD/TV and VHS/TV. These individual carrels are available on a first come first serve basis. Students, faculty, and staff may checkout the key/headphones at the Customer Service Desk.

Students, faculty, and staff may utilize VHS-DVD/ TV Setups in Gee Library. Also available for library use are audio players, audio recorders, slide viewers, phonograph record players, and CD players available on request.

Group viewing space for 2 or more (up to 12 maximum) is available on a reserve basis for VHS/DVD video viewing. These viewing spaces should be reserved in advance by current students and faculty using media equipment.

Loan Period for Audiovisual Materials

Video tapes and DVD’s reserved by faculty may not be checked out for home use by students; however, students may view the DVD’s and videos in the library. Faculty members may checkout videos and DVD’s to evaluate for academic use or to view in their classroom. Only currently enrolled students, staff, and faculty are eligible to check out materials.

Available Media Equipment

Library Media Services has more than 80 pieces of equipment available such as digital cameras, camcorders, audio recorders, projectors and screens. Faculty and staff may request equipment to be delivered to their department office or they may pick up equipment at the Customer Service Desk located on the first floor of the Library. Students may request equipment for presentations through their instructors. Equipment available for delivery

  • Projectors
  • Screens
  • Digital Camera
  • Conference Phones
  • Laptops
  • iPads
  • Slide Projectors
  • VHS/ DVD Player
  • Record Player
  • PA System
  • Lecterns
  • Audio Cassette Player
  • Digital Camcorder
  • Opaque Projector
  • Overhead Projector
  • CD Boom box

All requests must be made 24 hours prior to use. Last minute requests will be filled based on staff, equipment and /or audiovisual materials being available.

Checkout Information

  • DVD & VHS – 3 days
  • Cameras – 7 days
  • Laptops – 7 days
  • Projectors – 7 days
  • Screens – 7 days
  • PA Systems – 7 days
  • iPads – 7 days

Additional Library Media equipment is a standard 7 day checkout.

Faculty may request both media and / or equipment for longer checkouts than indicated above. All media equipment is subject to availability.

Questions?

Please contact Chuck Brookshire .

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Library Course Reserves

How to Submit Course Reserves

Placing Items on Reserve

As a faculty member you may place items on reserve for use by the students in your class or classes. Items placed on reserve are housed at the Customer Service Desk in the Library. Students may check out the items by requesting them at the Customer Service Desk.

There are two online forms for you to use request a reserve item.

Copyright Notice

Circular 21 – Reproduction of Copyrighted Works by Educators and Librarians

  • Revised: November 2009
  • Copied from U.S. Copyright Office: August 2011
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Gee Library Hours

WeekdayFall & SpringSummer SemestersSemester Breaks
SundayOpen @ 10 AM12 PM – 9 PMClosed
Monday – Thursday24 Hours7:30 AM – 9 PM8 AM – 5 PM
FridayClose @ 9 PM8 AM – 5 PM8 AM – 5 PM
Saturday9 AM – 9 PMClosedClosed

Metroplex Center Library Hours

WeekdayFall & SpringSummer SemestersSemester Breaks
SundayClosedClosedClosed
Monday – Wednesday9 AM – 10 PM9 AM – 10 PMCall 972-882-7537
Thursday9 AM to 9 PM9 AM to 9 PMCall 972-882-7537
Friday9 AM – 5 PM9 AM – 5 PMCall 972-882-7537
SaturdayClosedClosedClosed

Lanée Dunlap, Dean of Libraries

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Library Staff Directory

Name & TitlePhone NumberDepartment
Rose Adams, MLIS
Assistant to the Director
903-886-5731Dean’s Office
Sean Anderson, MSLIS
Systems & Discovery Librarian
903-468-8661Resource Acquisition and Discovery
Chelsea Batty
Library Associate
903-886-5739Access Services
Pam Bratton
Library Specialist – Reserves
903-886-5732Access Services
Charles Brookshire
Assistant Access Services Manager
903-886-5713Access Services
Natausha Dubois
Library Assistant – Interlibrary Loan
903-886-5722Interlibrary Loan
Lanée Dunlap, MSIS, MBA
Dean of Libraries
903-886-5738Dean’s Office
Harriet Hayes
Library Specialist II
903-886-5732Access Services
Sandy Hayes, MLIS
Head of Resource Acquisition and Discovery
903-886-5137Resource Acquisition and Discovery
Ashlie Hight
Library Specialist Cataloging
903-886-5385Resource Acquisition and Discovery
Scott Lancaster, PhD, MSLS, MA
Research and Instruction Librarian
903-886-5725Research and Instruction Services
Stacy Lee
Library Specialist II
972-882-7535Access Services
Preston Livingston, MBA, MLS
Access Services Manager
903-886-5414Access Services
Emily R. McGuyer
Library Specialist – Media
903-886-5502Access Services
Mendy McPeters
Library Specialist I
903-886-5723Resource Acquisition and Discovery
Karen Miller
Library Specialist I
903-886-5740Resource Acquisition and Discovery
Frank Newhouse
Research and Instruction Assistant
903-886-5720Research and Instruction Services
Zachary Nichols
Library Specialist II
903-886-5718Access Services
Adam Northam, MSLS, DAS
Digital Collections Librarian
903-468-8738Special Collections
Sarah Northam, MSLS, M.Ed
Head of Research and Instruction Services
903-886-5714Research and Instruction Services
Jake Pichnarcik
Library Associate
903-886-5722Interlibrary Loan
Josephine Rickman
Library Specialist I – Archives
903-886-5737Special Collections
Dana Toles
Government Documents Specialist
903-886-5740Resource Acquisition and Discovery
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Library Usage Policies

Services for Patrons with Disabilities

Access Services offers a wide range of services to provide assistance to users with disabilities.

  • Access Services will retrieve book(s) by requesting this service at the Customer Service Desk. Users with disabilities who have difficulties with finding or retrieving books from the shelves can call the Customer Service Desk at 903-886-5718 for assistance.
  • Where physical access to materials, audio visual equipment or assistive technology is difficult, Access Services will make arrangements for accommodations.
  • If users with disabilities need any special assistance when printing, photocopying or with the use of the LION Cash Machine library staff will provide appropriate support.

Customer Service

These policies define the privileges and responsibilities of persons who borrow materials from Texas A&M University-Commerce Libraries.

Eligibility and Identification

The checkout period varies by borrower type, collection within the library, and patron status. The following is a list of eligible borrowers with the appropriate checkout periods for the general circulating collection and maximum items allowed.

Checkout Period Information
Borrower Type Checkout Period Maximum Renewals Maximum Items
Faculty & Staff Semester
(subject to recall)
6 100
Doctoral Students Semester
(subject to recall)
6 50
Masters Students 21 days 6 40
Undergraduates 21 days 3 30
Courtesy Borrowers 21 days 1 5
TexShare Borrowers 21 days 1 5

To borrow library materials, TAMUC faculty, staff and students must present their valid Texas A&M University-Commerce campus wide identification card. Courtesy borrowers must be 18 or older, live within a 50 mile radius of Commerce and present a valid Texas driver’s license or Texas Identification Card.

TexShare Borrowers must present a valid Texshare Card from a participating TexShare Library. Faculty, staff, and students may apply for a TexShare card by completing a TexShare Card Application. Applicants must be current employees or enrolled to be eligible for a TexShare Card. Please visit //tamuc.libwizard.com/texshare to apply.

Borrower Responsibilities

Borrowers are responsible for any materials checked out with their campus wide ID card and for returning materials by the due date. Also, borrowers are responsible for providing a current local mailing address, email address and telephone number. This information is necessary to receive timely information from the Texas A&M University-Commerce Libraries.

In accordance with the Attorney General of Texas Open Records Act, Texas A&M University-Commerce Libraries will not release any information about a borrower, including name or any checkout information.

Renewals

Borrowers may renew materials in person at the Customer Service Desk, by phone at 903-886-5713, or by email. Borrowers may also renew their library materials by accessing their MyLibrary account through the Library Online Catalog. There are limits on the number of renewals based on borrower level (faculty, staff, students, courtesy borrower). Items may not be renewed if they have been placed on hold for another patron.

Holds

Book holds allow a patron to request materials that are checked out. A user may submit a hold request by contacting the Customer Service Desk. When the item is returned, the requestor is notified and the item is held at the Customer Service Desk for 7 days. Libraries’ staff may request a borrower to return material for use in course reserves.

Searching for requested material

When books are not available on the shelves, library staff will search for the item and notify the requestor when the material is found. Requests for a search for a missing item may be placed at the Customer Service Desk. When found, the material is held at the Customer Service Desk for 7 days.

Due Dates

Patrons who checkout items from the Texas A&M University Libraries will be given a print out slip that indicates when the materials are due back in the library. The slip is given to the borrower at the time of checkout. The slip provides the following information:

  • identification number of the item
  • due date and time
  • title and author of the material

Material must be returned by closing time on the due date to avoid a fine. Reserve material must be returned by the due date and/or time to the Customer Service Desk to avoid a fine. Library privileges may be suspended or a registration block will be initiated for borrowers who fail to abide by this policy.

Length of Checkout

Depending the type of patron (faculty, student, courtesy card user, etc.), and the type of material, the policy concerning the circulation of the material varies by location. Typically the normal check-out period is 21 days.

Overdue Notifications

Material is due on the date printed on the Date due slip. Automated emails are sent for notification of overdue materials. These notices are sent as a courtesy. The library is not responsible for late or non-delivery of notices. Please advise the Library of a change in your email, address or telephone number to facilitate communication concerning your library account. For questions concerning library overdue items and/or fines, please contact Chuck Brookshire by email (Charles.Brookshire@tamuc.edu) or by phone at 903-886-5713.

Fines

Fines are assessed at $0.25 per day per item for regular circulating materials with a maximum fine per item of $10.00. Reserves item fines are $1.00 per day per item and multi-media materials are assessed fines at $5.00 per day per item. Fines for overdue laptops are assessed at $25.00 per day.

Processing and Replacement Costs

A processing fee of $25 per item plus the replacement cost of the item is assessed 60 days after the due date. The processing fee represents the cost of acquiring and cataloging a replacement for the lost item. The replacement cost reflects current retail value for material. An exact copy, purchased by the borrower, may be accepted as a replacement. The library reserves the right to determine whether the replacement is acceptable. The replacement cost may be refunded if a lost item is returned within 6 months of the date replacement cost was paid. A borrower is assessed replacement fees when materials are returned irreparably damaged. Replacement costs and processing fees may vary for multi-media items and laptops.

Payment of Fines and Costs

Payment of fines and replacement fees can be made in person by credit card, debit card, or LION cash. No checks or cash payments are accepted.

Suspension of Privileges

Library privileges may be suspended for borrowers who fail to abide by provisions and library policies. The Library may block a borrower’s registration and issuance of transcripts for patron library accounts which include unpaid charges totaling over $50.00

Additional Services Offered by Access Services

Study Rooms

Study rooms are located on 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th floors. A study room key must be checked out at the Customer Service Desk. A lost key charge of $25.00 will be assessed for keys not returned. Rooms are checked out on a first come, first serve basis and may be used up to 2 hours at a time, with renewals allowed as availability permits. Rooms are checked out for groups (three to eight people) and individuals. Individuals and groups may use a study room by checking out a study room key at the Customer Service Desk.

Study rooms may be reserved in advance by visiting //tamuc.libcal.com/reserve/studyrooms .

Study room users will abide by the Texas A&M University-Commerce Code of Conduct. Any questions should be referred to Chuck Brookshire via e-mail or phone (903-886-5713).

Multimedia Equipment and Laptops

Laptops are checked out for one day. A laptop agreement form must be on file prior to check out. Multimedia equipment is checked out for a specific time or date. No renewals are allowed for laptops and multimedia equipment.

Late fees are accessed at $1.00 per hour for equipment checked out for Library Use Only. Late fees are $25.00 per day for equipment checked out for 1, 2, or 3 days.

Patrons assume all financial responsibility for any equipment damage, repairs, and/or replacement costs. Failure to return equipment when it is due may be considered theft of university property and appropriate action will be taken.

The library is not responsible for any content left on laptops or equipment. Patrons are responsible for deleting content on the computers or multimedia equipment prior to returning to the Library. Batteries required for the use of multimedia equipment are the responsibility of the user.

Study Lockers

Currently enrolled students may apply for a study locker located on 2nd floor east wing. No charge for this service. Library materials stored in lockers must be properly charged. Lost key charge of $5.00 may be assessed.

Reserves

The Reserve Book Room is located at the Customer Service Desk. Reserve items have been placed on reserve at the request of a professor. These materials are loaned for periods of two hours, one day, three days, or one week. Fines for overdue reserve items are assessed at $1.00 per day. A current listing of items on reserve is available through the online catalog.

Borrowers may check out two items at one time and holds or renewals are not permitted.

Faculty members may request that items be placed on reserve by contacting the Reserve Desk at 903-886-5732. An electronic reserve form is available online.

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