Borrowing & Renewing Materials

  • Baylor University faculty, staff, and students may check out recordings, books, and scores from the Service Desk in the Crouch Library (valid Baylor ID required).
  • Any Library patron may use materials within the building with a valid photo ID.
  • Students may check out up to 10 MEDIA ITEMS.  For more information about item limits and loan periods, see this page.
  • Baylor patrons with a valid ID can view borrowing account information and renew eligible materials in BearCat, our online catalog.  You can also request renewals by visiting or contacting the Crouch Service Desk.  Please provide your name and Baylor ID number.
  • Baylor Alumni and TexShare patrons can renew eligible materials in person or by contacting the Crouch Service Desk.
  • Library materials are considered late immediately following the due date. Materials not returned within three weeks will be charged to the patron’s account, including the replacement cost, a $40 processing fee, and a non-refundable $20 billing fee.


Loan Periods for CFAL Materials

  Item Type Undergraduate
& Law Students
 Graduate Students Faculty Staff
 Audio Recordings  7 days 7 days  90 days  21 days
 Video Recordings  7 days 7 days  21 days  21 days
 Books, Music Scores  21 days  42 days  90 days  21 days
 Reserve Materials  3 hours  3 hours  3 days  3 days
 Computer Discs  7 days 7 days  21 days  21 days

Student Renewal Limits

 Item Type  Available Renewals
Audio Recordings  2
Video Recordings  1
Reserve Materials  0
Computer Discs  0