Answered By: Kristin Fance
Last Updated: Jun 15, 2016     Views: 144

The TexShare card program is an agreement among several libraries that allows TexShare card holders to directly borrow from TexShare libraries. The idea is for items you need immediately. If you can start your research earlier, interlibrary loans is better because you don't have to waste time, travel, and possible parking fees to go to another library.

HBU students/faculty/staff: Go to the HBU reference desk and ask for a TexShare card application.   Using a TexShare card HBU faculty, staff and currently enrolled students can borrow books in person from participating libraries.  The number of books that can be borrowed is limited by the policies of the TexShare libraries. You can view this map to see the libraries that participate in the card program within a 20 mile radius of HBU. NOTE: Rice University does not accept the TexShare card. They prefer that you use interlibrary loans. You can use an interlibrary loan form for items you need at Rice. You can pick them up there and return them here for return via our courier. 

Non-HBU students/faculty/staff: If you are not a currently enrolled HBU student, faculty member or staff, you need to go to the reference desk at your library (public or academic) and ask if they are member of the TexShare card program.