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Library Information

General information about the library.


  • Item check out and check in

  • Reserve items check out and return

  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) materials pick up and return

  • Library lost and found


Checking Out Materials

  • All patrons must present a current ENMU ID, Guest ID, or Passport

  • Faculty/Staff loan period: All items due at the end of the semester

  • Graduate Students loan period: All items due at the end of the semester.

  • Undergraduate and Community borrower loan period: 3 weeks

Lost or Damaged Books

When a book is lost, the patron is charged a flat fee of $60. If an item is damaged, the patron may be charged to replace it if the library staff is unable to repair it.

Other Services

  • Renewal of Materials - Items not on hold, recall, or overdue may be renewed by contacting the Circulation Desk at 562.2634, in person, or in your Library Account online.

  • Placing a Hold - A patron who needs an item that is checked out may have a hold placed on it at the Circulation Desk. This hold will identify an item upon its return, but will not trigger a search of the stacks.

  • Recalling an Item - All library material currently checked out may be recalled for another patron. The current borrower is sent a notice that the book is due after it has been held one week. Patrons not returning recalled materials within 3 days of the new due date will have their borrowing privileges blocked until recalled materials are returned.

  • Patron Printouts - Upon request, a patron will be provided a list of all items charged to their ID card.

  • Privileges - All fines are recorded. At the end of the semester, accounts with overdue materials are charged as the materials are lost. All accounts with $60 or more in fines are reported to the Registrar’s office to be charged directly to the student’s ENMU account. This may result in hold on the student account, or locking access to transcripts. Once reported to Registrar’s office, fines are to be paid to the university and not to the Golden Library.

  • Right to Appeal - All borrowers have the right to appeal library charges or suspension of privileges. Appeals are made to the Circulation Supervisor.

  • Confidentiality - Golden Library protects the confidentiality of its borrowers in compliance with Section 18.9 of the New Mexico Code Annotated (Library Privacy).