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What if a book I want to borrow is not on the shelf?

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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: 

Lamar University-Beaumont Library

Lamar State College-Orange Library

Port Arthur Public Library