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Circulation Policies

TTUHSC El Paso Library Circulation Policies and Procedures

Here at the TTUHSC Libraries of El Paso we provide many services to our various patrons. Our circulation desks at each location, the Medical Education Building (MEB) and the Medical Science Building II (MSB II), provide a multitude of services in order to best serve our patrons and assist them in their education. For more information you may visit any one of our Circulation desks and we will be more than happy to assist you.

Library Application

In order to checkout books or other items, or request ILL (Interlibrary Loan), you need to apply for a library application online. Your Library account is not automatically created upon enrollment or employment. In order to apply for a library account, follow the following guidelines.

Use your eRaider to create a library account:

  • Patrons with a TTUHSC El Paso eRaider: Login to the Library Catalog and then click on the left hand side tab titled "Your Personal Details". Once completed, library staff will then accept your application and assign you a barcode/account number. Click here for new Library Card application. 

     Need help? Stop by to any library location, or give us a call!

Library Borrowing Policies

  • In order to check out any items, patrons must first fill out a library application online.
  • Once your application has been processed by library staff, you may place a book on hold online. Once library staff has retrieved the book, you will receive an e-mail notifying you that the book is ready for check out.
  • General Collection materials circulate for two-week periods. These Materials may be renewed twice for additional two-week periods if they are renewed on or before the due date. If they are renewed online before the due date, the borrower will lose out on those days.
    • Audiovisual materials circulate for varying periods.
    • Reserve Audio visual - minimum of 2 days or up to 10 days
  • Dry Erase Markers circulate for 24 hours.
  • Headphones circulate for up to 24 hours.
  • Phone chargers circulate for up to 24 hours.
  • Blu-Ray players circulate for 7 days.
  • Overdue items may NOT be renewed.
  • Maximum of 12 items checked out at one time.
  • Journals materials DO NOT circulate.

Borrowed items may be renewed by telephone (215-4306 or 215-4681). Also, borrowed items may also be renewed online via the online catalog.

  • Overdue Items accrue fines of $0.50* per day per item overdue. 
  • ​​For lost items, the borrower is responsible for the replacement cost of the item plus a $25.00* processing fee and all accrued overdue fines.
  • Borrowing privileges are suspended and profiles become restricted for overdue items and unpaid fines.
  • Fines and fees may be paid by debit/ credit card at any Circulation desk.
  • Fines and fees may also be paid by funds in your Paper-cut printing account.
  • *State taxes may apply to all charges*

Any TTUHSC patrons who have overdue fines and fees will not be allowed to check/sign out of the Library, either for Graduation or termination, until all pending charges are paid.

Contact the Libraries

Doris F. Eisenberg Library of the Health Sciences

Medical Education Building (MEB)

Room 2100, MSC 28001

5001 El Paso Dr.

El Paso, TX 79905

Phone: 915-215-4306

Medical Science Building II (MSBII)

Room 1C114, MSC 28001

137 Rick Francis St.

El Paso, TX 79905

Phone: 915-215-4681



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Steven Chapa
MEB Library