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Borrowing Library Items

Your library card, checkout times and limits.

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

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 OneSearch, our library catalog, or by phone at (409) 933-8448.

Renew Items

Library items can be renewed one time in person, online and by phone at (409) 933-8448.

Check Out Times & Limits

* or until the end of the semester, whichever comes first

Your Library Card

COM students, faculty and staff, your COM ID is your library card, so you're all set!

If you don't have your ID yet, all COM IDs are issued in the Gym.


Community Cards

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 you'll need to get a COM Library community card. Find out more.


Some textbooks are placed on reserve by departments or faculty. Use our Textbook Checkout guide to see if your textbook is available on reserve.

CHS Textbooks

CHS textbooks (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.

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