Policies

Interlibrary Loan

Texas Group Catalog - Use this to find your title and place your ILL requests on your own. (How to place a request in Texas Group tutorial guide)

Borrowing libraries with questions, please see the Lending section.

Interlibrary loan is the process a library uses to borrow materials for customers that are not owned by that local branch library or by the library system that local branch is a part of.   Materials borrowed from other libraries and library systems for local library customers do not fall under the same borrowing guidelines as locally owned materials would.  Varying check-out durations, fees for borrowing materials and special handling may apply.    

Display of Materials Policy

The policies and procedures for displaying informational brochures, flyers, pamphlets, posters or arts and crafts, are established herein.  Display of these items does not constitute an endorsement by the County or the Library.  The responsibility for implementing this policy and for displaying the above items rests with the individual librarian in charge of the building where the brochures are to be displayed. The Library Director retains final authority for implementing this policy.

I. Inside Library

  1. Purpose

    Informational brochures, flyers, pamphlets, posters or arts and crafts may be displayed in designated areas within the branch libraries of Harris County upon approval by the Branch Librarian. Final authority remains with the Library Director.

Copyright

U.S. copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code) prohibits the unauthorized reproduction or distribution of copyrighted materials, except as permitted by the principles of "fair use". Users may not copy or distribute electronic materials (including electronic mail, text, images, programs or data) without the explicit permission of the copyright holder. Any responsibility for any consequences of copyright infringement lies with the user: the Library expressly disclaims any liability or responsibility resulting from such use.

Circulation Policy

Checkout

  • Customers must have a library card in order to check out materials
  • Reference items may not be checked out.
  • Customers will be limited to 20 DVDs and videos at any one time.
  • Customers may have a total of 75 items checked out at any one time.

Loan Periods

  • All items circulate for two weeks (14 days)

Renewal

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