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Library Services: Students

The following resources are available to students through your campus library. Please contact a local librarian if you have any questions.

Get a Library Card

Get an LSCS ID card that also functions as a library card and a copy/print card. Ask at your campus library for information.

LSC-Online students unable to visit any LSCS campus may request a library card (no photo) that allows access to all library services by filling out the online Library Card Request form.

Learn More About Academic Integrity: Copyright and Plagiarism

Discuss academic integrity issues such as plagiarism and copyright with your professors so you know what is expected when you prepare coursework. View the LSCS academic integrity brochure (PDF) for more details.

Find Course Materials On Reserve

Faculty members may set aside books, articles, videos or other instructional materials to be used by the entire class. These materials are located at the circulation desk or reserve room at your campus library or center learning commons. 

Search for reserves by title in the library catalog.

What is required for checkout?

  • LSCS ID or valid driver’s license (note: check with your specific campus or center)

How long is the checkout period?

  • Two hours unless otherwise specified by instructor.
  • Renewable if no one else is waiting.
  • Some locations only check out one reserve item to a student, but usually it is two maximum.

What are the fines for overdue reserve items?

  • A minimum $.50 per hour, automatically charged even if only a few minutes overdue.
  • Maximum fee is $6.00.
  • Replacement fees=cost of item as stated in the circulation system or set by library director.
  • Items with loan periods beyond two-hour checkout are $1.00 per day for overdues.

When is a block placed on my account?

  • Lose checkout privileges with more than $25 in fines.
  • A block is added to a student’s iStar record for excessive fines/overdue items decided by the circulation supervisor or library director.

Search the Library Catalog

Find books, DVDs, CDs, and more in the library catalog. Request listed items with your student ID/library card to be sent to your local library.

Use Meeting and Study Rooms

Check room availability and reservation procedures for individual/group study or meetings at campus libraries.

Request Books, Videos, CDs, Articles, & More

Discover how you can borrow items from other libraries not listed in the library catalog.

Find Articles in Research Databases

Search an amazing array of research databases in science, history, art, news, literature, and more topics. For off-campus access, login with your student ID/library card barcode number.

Explore Research Guides

Your libraries offer helpful research guides to prepare class assignments. Take a look at the subject-specific information libraries offer.

Schedule One-on-One Instruction

Students needing research assistance may schedule an appointment with librarians by submitting a consultation request.
If you need tutoring services related to coursework, please contact your campus tutoring center at http://www.lonestar.edu/tutoring.

View DVDs or Videos Related to Courses

Instructional media shown in class may also be viewed in the library. Ask at the circulation desk.

Locate My Campus/Subject Librarian

Each academic discipline is assigned a librarian who specializes in that subject area. Your library liaison is an excellent resource for helping with library research assignments, suggesting appropriate research materials and any of your information needs. To find your library liaison, see the campus locations below.

Find Research Apps & Tools

Discover Research Apps & Tools to access mobile-friendly library resources, organize your research, format citations, and more.