To borrow items from the Highlands libraries, the user must present a valid Highlands identification card or a Highlands Courtesy Card. There are no fines charged for items that are overdue. However, you may not borrow any additional items until overdue items are returned. To renew, call 505.454.3401.
LOST AND DAMAGED BOOKS
If you lose or damage a library book, you are responsible for the replacement cost.
Highlands ID Card Holders
|Loan Period||Maximum number of
|Highlands faculty||1 semester||30 items||1|
|Highlands graduate students||1 semester||30 items||1|
|Highlands undergraduate students||1 semester||20 items||0|
|Highlands staff||1 semester||10 items||0|
Courtesy Card Holders
|Highlands retired faculty||1 semester||30 items||1|
|Highlands alumni||21 days||10 items||2|
|Luna Community College students||21 days||10 items||2|
|United World College students||21 days||10 items||2|
|Las Vegas Area community borrower||21 days||10 items||2|
|Las Vegas Area community borrower under 18||21 days||10 items||2|
|Immediate family of Highlands employees||21 days||10 items||2|
|Passport borrower||21 days||10 items||2|
Items that have been checked out for more than two weeks are eligible to be recalled. You may either call the library at 505.454.3401 to have a recall placed on the book, or do it yourself from within Libros. Search for the book in Libros. If it is checked out:
- Click on the “Request” button at the top or bottom of the screen
- Enter your name and then H@, followed by your eight digit university ID
- When the item is returned, a notice will be sent to your Highlands email account informing you that the item is available. You have five days to pick up the item.
Once your request has been placed, a notice will be sent to the patron who currently has the item checked out. This notice will ask the patron to return the item within five days from the date the notice is sent. If the patron fails to return the item by the date requested, they will be billed for the item.
Courtesy card holders are users who are not students or employed by the university. Applicants need to apply in person at the Information Desk or Circulation Desk with valid picture ID and proof of residence such as a current utility bill. For specific information, call the Information Desk at 505.454.3401.
Highlands libraries participate in the New Mexico reciprocal borrowing program using the Library Passport certificates. This program enables our students, faculty, emeritus faculty and staff to borrow items directly from other participating colleges and universities throughout the state. Highlands students, faculty, emeritus faculty and staff may obtained Library Passports from the reference/information desk at Donnelly Library in Las Vegas, at the Rio Rancho Library, or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students, faculty, and staff from other Libros Consortium libraries who have a current verifiable library account with a Libros Consortium library and a valid photo ID, do not need to apply for a passport from their home libraries in order to borrow material from Highlands libraries. Students, faculty, and staff from non-Libros libraries should obtain a Library Passport from their university and present the certificate at the circulation desk. Call 505.454.3401, if you have questions.