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About COM Library

Library hours, who can use the library, what you can do in the library and more.

COM Students, Faculty and Staff


COM students, faculty and staff have full access to all COM Library resources. Your COM ID is your library card. For COM students, this library card will be valid for each semester that you are registered; for COM faculty and staff, the card is valid throughout the length of your employment.

ESL/GED Students

ESL/GED students have full access to all COM Library resources. ESL/GED students can get a library card by presenting their registration slips at the circulation desk in the library. This library card will be good for each semester that you are registered.


The community is welcome in COM Library. Most resources may be used on site without a library card.

If you'd like to check out books or access our online resources from home, you'll need to get a COM Library community card. The card is available to residents of Texas City, La Marque, Dickinson, San Leon, Bacliff, Hitchcock, Santa Fe, Algoa, Arcadia and Alta Loma (these cities comprise COM's tax base)

Get your COM Library community card at the Bursar in the Enrollment Center. Cards are $12/year but all expire on August 31st of each year, so are prorated on a monthly basis. Once purchased, bring your receipt to the Library Circulation Desk to get your library card.


TexShare card holders are free to come in and use any resource in COM Library. With your current TexShare card you can check out two books. See more about the TexShare program and COM Library's TexShare policy.

About Minors in the Library

For their own protection and the good of our students, no one under the age of 16 can use the library computers. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or caretakers at all times while in the library. See our full guidelines on minors.