If a book is not on the shelf because it has been checked out, then you might want to submit a completed Hold Request Form. A library staff member will contact you when the book has been returned.
If a book is not on the shelf because the library does not own a copy, then a library staff member will try obtaining the book from another library through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Please note: you might have to wait several days for a book to arrive through ILL, depending on the distance of source.
Students and faculty of Lamar State College-Port Arthur may check out books from any of the following libraries, provided that they are able to show their current LSC-PA ID card:
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The Gates Library purchases most textbooks for classes being taught during the current semester. If the library has the latest edition of your textbook, it will be kept on reserve at the circulation desk--library use only, with validated student ID.
Previous editions might be available in the stacks for check out.
To see whether or not the library has any textbook, please refer to the online catalog. Search by title or author (last name first).
Students, faculty, and staff of Lamar-Port Arthur can use their wireless devices inside the Gates Library, as long as they have a username and password issued by the IT department. Please contact the IT support desk at (409) 984-6150 for help with usernames and passwords.