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Your library card, checkout times and limits.
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Your Library Card

COM students, faculty and staff, your COM ID is your library card, so you're all set! Community members can get a COM Library Community Card.

All COM IDs are issued in the Gym. Photo ID Hours are as follows:

  • Mornings from 7-11am
  • Afternoons from 1-8pm
  • Weekends from 9am-3pm.

Can't Find it Here?

Find & Get Items From Other Libraries
by Kathryn Park - Last Updated Feb 15, 2017
If you can't find the book or article you want in COM Library, other libraries may have them and there are several options for getting them.
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Borrowing Library Items

Library ItemsCOM students, faculty and staff can visit the Circulation Desk to check out library items, reserve items, pick up or place items on hold and renewals.

For questions about borrowing library items, please contact the Circulation Manager at (409) 933-8448, or email

Borrowing LIbrary Items

  • CHS
    CHS books (purchased by local ISDs for CHS students) have different limits and length of check out. Does not count against checkout limits of non CHS items. A signed CHS Request Form is required and length of check out is for the semester or as determined by CHS Staff.
  • Reserves
    Some textbooks are placed on Reserve by Departments or Faculty. Materials placed on Reserve have a loan period determined by Faculty. Items may be checked out at the Circulation Desk and may have a loan period of Library Use Only, One Day or One Week.
  • Textbooks
    Textbooks are not purchased as part of the Library Collection, though some are placed on reserve by faculty. Textbooks can be purchased at the Campus Bookstore.
  • Place Items on Hold
    If the library item you want is checked out, you may place a "Hold" on the item at the Circulation Desk, online via the COM Library Catalog or by phone at (409) 933-8448.
  • Renew Items
    Library items can be renewed one time in person, online and by phone.

Check Out Times & Limits

Patron Books Media Reserves Total
COM Students 7 2 1
7 21 days*
COM Faculty & Staff 10 2 0 10 60 days*
Community Library Card 4 2 0 4 21 days*
TexShare Card Holders 3 2 0 3 21 days*

* until end of semester


COM Library Community Cards

Residents of Texas City, La Marque, Dickinson, San Leon, Bacliff, Hitchcock, Santa Fe, Algoa, Arcadia and Alta Loma may purchase a COM Library Community Card at the Bursar in the Administration Building. Once purchased, bring your receipt to the Library Circulation Desk to get your library card.

Cards are $12/year but all expire on August 31st of each year, so are prorated on a monthly basis. 



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