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TexShare Library Cards

Fort Worth Library is one of over 350 public and academic libraries in Texas that participate in the TexShare card program. Sponsored by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, TexShare lets registered cardholders of participating libraries borrow books and other materials directly from other participating libraries. Many libraries in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex are TexShare participants.

Registered Fort Worth Library cardholders must obtain a TexShare Card from any Fort Worth Library before they are able to check out materials from other TexShare libraries.

Registered borrowers of other libraries must obtain a TexShare card from their home libraries. With a TexShare card from their home library, they may obtain a TexShare Visitor Card from the Fort Worth Library.

Fort Worth Library TexShare Visitor Cards issued may only be used to check out materials belonging to the Fort Worth Library, use Library computers, and obtain remote access to TexShare Databases from the Fort Worth Library’s Reference Database page.

TexShare Visitor Cards may not be used to check out or reserve materials belonging to the MetrOPAC libraries, to access non-TexShare databases outside the Library or to access downloadable books, movies and music.

Each library establishes its own TexShare borrowing policies. Borrowers are responsible for knowing and following the lending rules of the libraries they use, and for the care and return of materials they borrow.

Information for Patrons
https://www.tsl.texas.gov/texshare/libraryuser_whatistexshare.html

TexShare Card Information
https://www.tsl.texas.gov/texshare/libraryuser_card.html

Check to see if a library is in the program
https://www.tsl.texas.gov/texshare/libsearch/index.php

Last updated: May 23, 2016