Library Services for Community Borrowers

A $50 annual donation gives Big Bend community members access to our university library, including use of desktop computers, scanners and printers, and borrowing privileges for books and media.

The applicant must:

  • be a resident of Brewster, Jeff Davis, Presidio, or Pecos County
  • be at least 18 years of age
  • provide proof of residency and age by presenting a current government issued photo ID

Minors between 13 and 17 may get a Community Borrower Card with a Computer Use Policy Agreement for Minor Community Borrowers signed by a parent or guardian on file, giving the child permission to use computers and access the internet in the Library.

Circulating Books
4 week checkout
Checkout limited to 10 books at a time
Audiovisual Media
DVD/VHS, 1 week checkout
Loan period varies for other types of media
Checkout limited to 2 media items at time
Reference books, archive materials, and magazines/journals/newspapers
In-house use only

Access to computers on the Library’s first floor is available by using your 9-digit community borrower number when a computer prompts you for your login and password. Type in the complete number (including “CB”), case-sensitive, with no spaces, in both fields. This number will allow you access to the Library’s online catalog (WebCat), the databases, the internet, and the Microsoft Office Suite of software.

To ensure the security of your account, be sure to close the browser when you are finished and log off of the computer. To log off, click on “start” in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen, hover over the portrait icon, then click on “sign off.” Do not give your community borrower number to others. It is for your exclusive use.

Abuse of printing privileges will lead to suspension of your Community Borrower Card.

For more information about the Community Borrower program, contact the Information Desk at 432-837-8272.