FAQs for the LCC Library Website:

What hours is the library opened?

During the regular Fall and Spring semesters, the library is opened Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday, 7:30 a.m. to
12:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. 

 When classes are not in session, the library is open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on

During the summer when classes are in session, the library is open from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
on Friday.  Saturday and Sunday the library is closed.

 How do I check out a book or a DVD?    


Books or DVDs can be checked out for two weeks either at the Circulation Desk of the Yeary Library, or at the Circulation Desk of the Zaffirini Library.

How do I access journal articles?


Journal articles can be accessed from the library homepage, which can be found at www.laredo.edu/library.   Simply find “Databases” on the library
homepage and the select the database you need. EbscoHost  is a good database to begin with.

Are there computers available in the library?

 Yes, there are several computers available for student use in both the Yeary and Zaffirini libraries.  Also, each library has a computer lab,
offering even more computers. 

 Does the library have calculators for student use? If so, can they be checked out?

Yes, there are calculators for student use that can be checked out at the Circulation Desk of either library.


If I need to make photocopies, where are there photocopiers?

The Yeary Library has two photocopy machines for student use, and the Zaffirini Library has two.

Do the libraries have a scanner for student use?

The Yeary Library has a scanner in the Corral, the computer lab located in the rear of the building.  The Zaffirini Library does not have a
scanner, but the Learning Center on the top floor of the same building does.


Are there study rooms available in the library?

Yes, there are two study rooms available in the Yeary Library and one study room available in the Zaffirini Library.  Study rooms are especially useful for those who
want to engage in group discussion or study with minimal noise.

What is a reserve item and how can I access it?

A reserve item is a book or journal article that an instructor has put on reserve at the Circulation Desk for his or her class.  Because this item is in such heavy demand,
the usual loan period is two hours or overnight.

How can I become skilled at using the library?

You can become skilled at using the library by viewing “Library Instructional Tutorials” and by frequently consulting the
library webpage (www.laredo.edu/library).  For example, click on “Library Resources for Distance Learning Students,” which can be found on the left-hand scroll bar.
“Library Instructional Tutorials” will appear on the upper right-hand side of the screen.  There is more than one tutorial to choose from.

Are the Yeary Library and the Zaffirini Library the same library? 

Yes, they are the same library, and they both report to the same library director.  The Yeary Library is located at the Fort McIntosh Campus, and the Zaffirini Library
is located at the South Campus. Although each library houses different books and journals, they share the same online databases and automated system (called SIRSI).