Library Services: Pearland Campus: Borrowing & Renewing

Borrowing and Renewal Rules

Students - UHCL and other UH campuses 99 items total
5 media
6 weeks
2 renewals
3 weeks
3 renewals
6 weeks
2 renewals
3 weeks
No renewals
UHCL Thesis and Doctoral 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) No book limit
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) No book limit
5 media
120 days
2 renewals
3 weeks
3 renewals
6 weeks
2 renewals
3 weeks
No renewals
Adjunct faculty No book limit
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
Lifetime UHCL Alumni 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
ELS students 6 items total
2 media
2 weeks
No renewals
2 weeks
No renewals
Theses &
Dissertations
not available
2 weeks
No renewals
2 weeks
No renewals

TexShare Card

The TexShare Card program enables patrons from public and college libraries to borrow items from over 500 participating libraries, including Neumann Library.

TexShare cards are issued by your home library. Search for your library on the Texshare Find a Library page to see if your library is in the program.

TexShare borrowers from other libraries may borrow four books from UHCL (Neumann or Pearland Campus libraries) at a time. Intercampus book transfer and Interlibrary Loan are not available for TexShare borrowers.

Current UHCL students, faculty, and staff who wish to borrow items from other TexShare libraries may obtain a TexShare card at the Neumann Library Research Desk or the UHCL Pearland Campus Library service desk.

Note: due to current issues with adherence to TexShare policies, Neumann Library cannot currently accept TexShare cards from Texas Southern University.

Renew Your Items

Renew item you have checked out by clicking the My Library Account link above.
(For details, see Borrowing Library Materials - Renewing)

Return Library Items

You can return any UH library item at:

  • The Pearland Campus library service desk
  • The book drop located next to the Pearland Campus Library entrance
  • Any other UH library

Fines

Calvin holding overdue library book UHCL Libraries charge fines for the following items:

  • 2-Hour Course Reserves: $0.50 per hour
  • 1, 3, & 7 day Course Reserves: $2.00 per day
  • DVDs and Videos: $1.00 per day
  • Recalled items: $1.00 per day
  • Study Room Keys: $5.00 per hour

Overdue or recall notices are sent to your campus email address, or the email account in your library record (community borrowers).

Fines exceeding $10.00 will result in a loss of borrowing privileges.

Fines may be paid by cash or check.

Fines accrued for UH Central or UH Downtown items may not be paid at UHCL Library, even if they were checked out from UHCL.

UH ID Card

Students in the UH system must present their UHCL, UH, or UHD student ID card to borrow library items.

Cards for UHCL students, faculty, and staff can be obtained from

  • the Student Life Office, room 1.204 Student Services building
  • at Pearland in the Student Services office, room 152

Holds & Book Searches

Do you want to place a hold on an item so it will be ready for pickup when you come to the library?  Follow these steps:

  1. Find the item you want in the library catalog
  2. If the item is not held at UHCL, click Request
  3. Log in with your last name and library barcode
  4. Select UHCL Pearland Campus from the list of Pickup Locations

You will be notified via email when the book has been retrieved and placed on hold.

Book Searches:

If a book you need is not where it should be, let us know! We can search for it for you.

To report a book missing:

  1. Find the book you want in the library catalog
  2. Click Report an Item Missing
  3. Select the copy that you cannot locate.
  4. Enter your name, student ID, email, and phone number

Library staff will search for the book. We will contact you if it is found.

Lost/Unreturned Library Items

  • If an item is not returned three weeks after its due date, it will be billed to your account. Billed items will result in a suspension of borrowing privileges and a block on UHCL student or employee records.
  • If you return an item after it has been billed, it will clear your account of all replacement costs for the item.  Any applicable overdue fines will remain.
  • The charge for lost UHCL items is the price of the item plus a $10.00 processing fee. Payment for lost items must be by cash or check.
  • Replacement costs for items from other UH campuses are determined by their home campus.  Check the University of Houston or University of Houston Downtown library policies for additional information.  Payment for lost items from other UH campuses must be made at the campus that owns the item, even if the book was checked out at UHCL.
  • If you pay for a lost/billed UHCL item, and then locate it, you may still return it to the library up to one year after payment date. The cost of the item will be refunded, but not the $10.00 processing fee.  Policies differ for books owned by other libraries.
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