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Services & Policies
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Checking Out Materials

The Downtown Library has over 70,000 books available for checking out.  These include materials related to courses and programs offered by El Centro College, along with popular fiction.

Ten items can be checked out at any given time, with a limit of four items checked out simultaneously.

Items can be checked out for three weeks and then renewed for an additional three weeks.

Books not overdue can be renewed once online.

What Will You Need?
  • Your ID card is your library card
  • You may check out up to 4 books at a time and up to 10 books total. Loans are for 3 weeks, and you may renew once.
  • All books must be returned by the last day of class

Requesting Materials from Another College

You can request materials owned by DCCCD locations. Books owned by other DCCCD libraries can be requested through ICL.  You can request from other libraries through ILL. 

You can request a TEXSHARE card at the Circulation Desk. The TEXSHARE card will allow you to check books out from any public college library in Texas. You can return the materials to El Centro and we'll send them back to the owning Library.

Each public library has its own policies for checking out. Many - but not all - will allow you to check out their books with a TEXHARE card.


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El Centro Campuses

Downtown Campus

801 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: 214.860.2000
Web: Downtown Campus

Bill J Priest Campus

1402 Corinth Street
Dallas, TX 75215
Phone: 214.860.5900
Web: BJP Campus

West Campus

3330 N Hampton Rd
Dallas, TX 75212
Phone: 972.391.1400
Web: West Campus
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