Your Lamar ID card serves as your library card, too. Undergraduates may check out up to 25 books at a time. The check-out period is three weeks. Book drops are available at the front of the library, behind the library in a drive-through lane, and at the Circulation Desk on the first floor. Fines (25 cents per book) for overdue books are handled at the Circulation Desk.
You may access your library account via the library’s web site. Your ID number is your Student number. Your PIN is your six-digit birthday: MMDDYY
You can renew books online via “My Account” before they are due and if no one has requested them.
The office of the Director of Library Services is located on the seventh floor.
The Circulation Department charges and discharges materials loaned by the Gray Library
Government Documents 880-8261
The library is a United States Documents Depository and a Texas Documents Depository. Government documents can be located using the library’s catalog or by using FirstGov and Fedsys. The Government documents librarian on the second floor is also available to assist you.
IT Help Desk 880-2222
The helpdesk is located on the seventh floor of the library in room 707. Offers assistance with resetting LEA usernames and passwords.
Interlibrary Loan 880-8987
If you need books or articles not available in the library, you can request them through interlibrary loan. ILLiad, the library’s interlibrary loan system, is available online via the “Interlibrary Loan” link on the library’s web site.
Interlibrary loans can take up to ten days to be delivered. Materials delivered in hardcopy are held at the Periodicals/Reserves Desk on the second floor, electronic files will be made available for download
Research assistance or general help using the library is available at the reference desk on the first floor. More contact information is located in the lower-left on this page of the guide or use the “Ask a Librarian” link on the library’s web site.
Periodicals / Reserves / E-Reserves 880-8980
Items in heavy demand or materials set aside for specific courses are often at the Reserves Desk on the second floor. Most of these materials must be used in the library. Some reserve materials may be available online as e-reserves. Ask your instructor if any of your course materials are available through e-reserves.
The library does not have course textbooks, but they are usually put on reserve when available.
The Special Collections office is located on the seventh floor. More information is available online at http://library.lamar.edu/services/university-archive/index.html
Audio/Visual Materials Area 880-8980
Audio/Visual Materials such as education dvds and cds are located at the Reserves desk on the second floor of the library. In addition we have many options available online through databases like Films on Demand and Classical Music Library.
Cell phones and pagers should be silenced while in the library. Calls can be taken in the first floor lobby. Listening to music on headphones is allowed if it cannot be heard by anyone else.
Food and Drinks
Eating is not allowed in the library. Drinks are not allowed in the Media Lab or around any computers or electronic equipment in the library. In other areas, drinks are allowed if kept in covered containers.
Smoking and tobacco
Smoking and use of tobacco are not allowed in the library.
Children under the age of sixteen must be directly supervised at all times by a parent or legal guardian while in the library. Persons sixteen or older may be asked for identification as proof of age.
Photocopiers are available on the first and second floors. Copies are ten cents a page. A change machine is available on the second floor.