The following information is for current students, staff, and faculty.

If you are not a current student, staff, or faculty, you may be able to access library materials as a Community Borrower or through the TexShare Card program.

Physical Library Collections are located on the Alpine campus. Students, faculty, and staff based in other locations can access physical library materials using InterLibrary Loan and Direct Mail.


  • Circulating physical items may be checked out at the Front Desk in Alpine. Present your SRSU photo ID to borrow materials.
  • Students, faculty, and staff not located in Alpine may request physical items using InterLibrary Loan or Direct Mail.
  • Patrons in Alpine may return SRSU Library items in the Book Drop on the east side of the building (facing the University Center) at any time.
  • SRSU Library materials may be renewed in person at the Front Desk in Alpine or Eagle Pass, or online using your My Library Account.
    • Renewals cannot always be granted; Be sure to honor due dates to avoid accruing fines


Patron borrowing records are confidential, pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act (Act of May 4, 1993, 73rd Leg., R.S., ch. 268, § 1, 1993 Tex. Gen. Laws 583, 594–607), codified at Tex. Gov’t Code § 552.124).*  Library and Archives staff will not disclose the identity of a patron who has material checked out, nor will they inform any patron of items checked out to another patron.

* Added by: Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 5.03(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 1035, Sec. 11, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by: Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1229 (S.B. 602), Sec. 16, eff. September 1, 2011.


  • Fines and fees vary by format and patron type.
  • Note that InterLibrary Loan and Direct Mail materials are subject to more fines.
  • Unpaid fines of $3 or more halt borrowing privileges until the fine is paid below $3. Before a library user’s record is cleared, full payment must be made at the Alpine Front Desk (or over the phone). Three or more overdue books will also halt borrowing privileges. Outstanding obligations will block patrons from registering for classes or obtaining transcripts.


  • Items overdue for one year or more are considered lost and will be charged to your account as we run our end-of-semester reports. The full replacement price assessed plus a $10 processing fee per item will be applied to your account if the items have not been returned to the library by that time. Once billed, borrowing privileges may be suspended until payment is received.
  • The library does not accept replacement titles in lieu of payment for lost materials. To maintain the integrity of the library’s collections, we reserve the right to conduct searches for replacement materials and choose titles that meet approved selection policies and procedures.


General Circulating Collection Books (Alpine – WML 3rd Floor)

  • Undergraduate Students
    • keep general collection books for up to 4 weeks; one renewal permitted
    • $0.10/day late fee with a $5 maximum late fine accrued per book
  • Graduate Students
    • keep general collection books for entire semester; no renewal permitted
      • $1.00/day late fee with $10 maximum late fine accrued per book
  • Faculty and Staff
    • keep general collection books for entire semester; three renewals per book

The library has a growing collection of eBooks available online as part of our Electronic Library Collections. eBook access varies by platform. Some eBooks may be downloaded by multiple users at once; some eBooks are “one book, one user,” meaning only one user may access it at a time (like a physical book). Follow instructions by platform to access eBooks on your desktop or to download them to a personal device.

Fines and Fees

There are no fines or fees associated with borrowing of eBooks.

The Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library in Alpine houses a large collection of physical media including DVDs, calculators, and Wacom tablets. For those not located in Alpine, please inquire about borrowing Media and Technology.

Fines and Fees

From $0.10 to $3 per day, depending on the type of media

Faculty may place personal materials on Course Reserve so they are accessible to students as additional course readings. Alpine Course Reserves are shelved behind the Circulation Desk in the Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (WML). Eagle Pass Course Reserves (coming soon!) are shelved behind the Desk in Building D-129. Ask there, or search reserve materials by instructor, course ID, or course name in the library catalog.

Fines and Fees

$0.10 PER HOUR (using a 24-hour clock). Example: If an item due at 9 AM, May 1 is returned at 9 AM, May 2, the fine accrued is $2.40.

Jump to Submit Course Reserves.

There are dozens of board games available for check out in the Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library in Alpine. Board games are in-library use only.

The Archives of the Big Bend is housed on the Second Floor of the Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library in Alpine. Archival materials related to the Trans-Pecos Region include papers, photographs, theses, business documents, and maps. Materials housed in the Archives of the Big Bend do not circulate and may not leave the Archives’ Reading Room. Learn more about the Archives of the Big Bend or view the Archives’ Digital Collections.

Print Periodicals do not circulate and may not leave the Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library in Alpine. The most recent issues of print newspapers from around the region and popular magazines are shelved in the First Floor Periodicals section. Back issues are shelved on the Second Floor. Featured academic print journals are displayed on the Second Floor.

Copies and scans of print periodicals (to the extent allowed by copyright) are available using ScanIt.

last updated: April 3, 2024