Bell Library - Access Services Department
The Access Services Department is comprised of the Circulation and
InterLibrary Loan service areas.
Circulation Department is responsible for circulation of library materials
in the Main, Juvenile, Oversized, Government Documents, and Curriculum
Collections. This includes collecting fines for
overdue materials. Funds collected from fines are used to purchase
additional library materials.
The Circulation Department also provides Reserve materials for
students. Reserves may be provided in print or electronic format,
depending on the preference of the instructor placing the item on reserve.
Required textbooks may be placed on Course Reserve if the professor chooses to place the textbook on reserve. Reserve items may be located in the catalog by accessing Course
The Circulation Department maintains patron records and issues Community
Activities, and TexShare
cards. Other responsibilities of the Circulation Department include the
library alarm system, the public announcement system, and the daily
opening and closing of the library.
Interlibrary Loan is a service offered to current Texas
A&M-Corpus Christi faculty, staff, and students. Since no library can
possibly acquire all works published, the purpose of ILL is to obtain
requested materials from other libraries. The conditions of this service
are set by the Interlibrary Loan Code of the American Library Association
and by the policies of individual lending libraries. The Library uses
ILLiad software to process InterLibrary Loan. This requires that all ILL
requests be initiated online at the Illiad web site and
must set up an account prior to using the system. Setting up the account
takes a few minutes but allows ILL staff to process requests and deliver
items to patrons more quickly.
We invite questions and/or comments and look forward to hearing from
you. Contact Robert Rios at 361-825-2341 or Robert.Rios@tamucc.edu
revised on 10/28/2011