About Circulation

The circulation department is located on the first floor of Moffett Library near the front doors. The circulation desk checks items out to patrons, reshelves items, and is the location to borrow course reserves from professors. Patrons can also place a hold to pick up library materials which will be held at the desk for up to 24 hours.

Card holders must:
  • Present card when checking out materials
  • Return or renew borrowed materials on or before the due date
  • Be financially responsible for damages or loss of borrowed materials
  • Be financially responsible for all overdue fines
  • Report loss of borrowed materials to the library immediately
  • Report loss or theft of card to the library and campus police immediately

REGISTRATION HOLDS may be placed on borrowers with outstanding materials and/or fines.





Fines & Fees

Fines and fees are assessed for library items not returned by the due date.


$0.25 per day per book ($10 per book maximum)


$1.00 per day per item ($10 per book maximum)

Media Equipment   

$25.00 per day per item ($300 per item maximum)


$0.01 per minute late ($2 per day per item)

CML Textbooks   

$0.25 per day per book ($10 per book maximum)

Lost Item Replacement Fee   

Cost + Overdue fine (if any), $15 processing fee

Checking Out Library Materials

Individuals with a current MSU Texas Campus Card, an Alumni card, or a TexShare / Area User card are eligible to borrow materials from Moffett Library. Loan periods and renewal options by borrower status are displayed below.

Renewals and holds may be done online through Moffett Library's Catalog, Primo. Items can only be renewed online before the due date (overdue books cannot be renewed). Library users with a valid ID, no library fines, and no overdue items may place a hold on an item that is checked out.


Faculty are exempt from overdue fines.

Loan Periods