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Engineering Academy Resources

Accessing Library Resources

In general, as Engineering Academy students, you have the same borrowing privileges as other A&M students. Details on loan periods, number of items that can be checked out, and renewals are available through the library website.

Example materials that CAN be sent to you

Example materials that CANNOT be sent to you





Media items (DVDs, videotapes, CDs, audio books)

Video devices


Microform readers








The following information is intended for Engineering Academy students who do not take classes on the College Station campus. Students who take classes on the College Station campus can have materials sent to their preferred library location in lieu of sending them to their residence.

To have library materials sent to you:

  1. Create a Get It For Me account. This account will allow you to request and borrow both TAMU library materials as well as materials from other libraries (Interlibrary Loan).
  2. Under “Status,” select “Distance Education - Engineering Academy.”
  3. Be sure to enter the correct delivery address as your home address. This is where your materials will be sent.  It must be a street address, as FedEx will not deliver to a P.O. Box.
  4. Request needed materials using the library website ( or library databases and click the Get It button for the item you are interested in receiving.

Top Tips:

  • Materials will be shipped to your home address through FedEx with a pre-paid return label that you can use for returning your item. Please be sure to keep your address up-to-date.
  • The Get It For Me account address does not update automatically when you change your address in Howdy. Please go to the Get It For Me account and change that address manually. If you need to change your address, click the "Change User Information" link under the "Tools" section in your Get It For Me account.
  • Due dates, Due dates, due dates…it is so important that you are aware of the time (5-7 days return) that is needed to get the book back to the library so it can be processed and sent back to the lending library.
  • Renew your books (for books with no maroon strap) at your My Library account and at your Get It For Me account (for books with a maroon strap). There are two different accounts to renew your books.
  • You are responsible for paying a replacement fee for any lost or missing books including books sent to a previous address where you used to live.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How many books am I allowed to receive?

A: The FEDEX package can fit about 5 books per box. We do not limit the amount of books shipped.

Q: Do I have the same checkout limits as other students?

A: Yes, the Get It For Me service for Engineering Academy students has the same limits as the service for the patrons on the College Station campus.

Q: How long can I keep the books?

A: The Get It For Me service sends two types of books, TAMU books and Interlibrary Loan books that are borrowed from other libraries.

  • The TAMU books check out for the same time period as on-campus students, depending on their status. See the circulation page for more details.
  • The Interlibrary Loan book checkout period varies from one month to four months depending on the lending library's policies.

Q: Some of the materials I requested show as "request finished" and others as "checked out to customers." What is the difference?

A: The difference is the who owns the book and the checkout period.

  • "Request Finished" is in reference to TAMU owned books.
  • "Checked out to customer" is for Interlibrary Loan books.