Answered By: Dean Riley
Last Updated: Jun 14, 2016     Views: 65

TexShare is a consortia of academic and public libraries across the area. The link below has a map of TexShare libraries within a 20 mile radius of HBU. There are TexShare members across the entire state of TexShare and your TexShare card is good at any participating member. You, however, must deal directly with that library yourself.

HBU students, faculty, and staff can come to our Reference Desk and fill out a form. This will allow you direct access to other libraries. At academic libraries, have your Texas Driver's license, HBU ID card, and TexShare cards ready to show to those who ask. You will be allowed to check out a total of four books at any one time from other TexShare libraries. We recommend the following:

  • Check the catalog from the other library to see it the item is available before leaving (see other library listing)!
  • You can also use WorldCat (or Worldcat Mobile). Search for your items and list 77074 as the zip code. It will sort your results by zip code starting with the nearest location and working out from there. If we (HBU Moody Library) have it, then it will be listed first. If not, then you can see who in the area does have it and go there if available. Just click the university or library link and you'll be taken directly to their catalog where you can check availability.
  • Have cash available for parking needs (at universities).

Be aware that you will deal ONLY with that library. You will have to drive back to return items and pay fines to them if you incur overdue fines. 

It's a great resource and really helpful if you need something immediately and don't have much time to wait -- but it is always better to plan ahead, if possible.