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TexShare | Texshare Card Program | Card Eligibility | Carrollton's Lending Policy


TexShare is a cooperative program designed to improve library service to Texans. Members include public libraries that belong to the regional library systems, academic libraries, and libraries of clinical medicine. TexShare focuses on the efficient sharing of library holdings, with an emphasis on access rather than ownership of electronic information resources and traditional collections of books and journals.

At the heart of TexShare is the synergy that occurs when librarians work together to serve customers better.

TexShare Card Program

The Card Program is a reciprocal borrowing program which allows registered users of participating TexShare libraries to obtain a TexShare card and use the card to borrow materials directly from other participating libraries. You must obtain a TexShare card from your home institution before going to other libraries. Special lending policies may apply at lending libraries.

Further information on the Card Program can be found at the Card Program Web site. Search for participating libraries and see their lending policies at the Find a TexShare Library page.

Card Eligibility

Individual libraries set their own eligibility criteria. To get a TexShare card from the Carrollton Public Library, a patron must

  • be a regular patron currently in good standing
  • have been a patron for more than six months
  • have a Texas Driver License or ID

As currently defined, a patron in good standing is a patron who

  • does not have overdue materials
  • does not owe fines or fees in excess of $9.99

Seasonal patrons are not eligible for a TexShare card from the Carrollton Public Library.

Carrollton Public Library's Lending Policy

The complete lending policy for Carrollton Public Library can be viewed online.

Last updated: 1/28/2015 5:43:57 PM