On August 15, the Texas State Library and Archives (TSLAC) opened the TexShare Card Program on a voluntary basis. Please refresh yourself with our related policy, which still applies.

As you will read, you must have checked out 4 material circulations over the past 3 months. A “material circulation” means print books, DVD’s or CDB’s. eBooks, eAudiobooks, TV, Film circulations etc. including use of our other eResources does not count. Why? Because these circulations do not show on your account, so we have no way of verifying they were circulated to you.

You must pay all pending fines to be eligible, and children 17 years or under have to have their parent/responsible adult with them.

The TexShare Card is an amazing resource that allows you to borrow from any participating library in the State which includes the majority of public, academic and even some medical libraries. Please remember your responsibilities in using this resource. You must follow the policies of the lending library, which may be different from our own. You must return your materials directly to that library. DSCL will not return these items for you (different from our Interlibrary Loan program, which is still not open). Some libraries may ask to see your DSCL card, your TexShare card and your driver’s license. Again, every library is different.

To get or a renew a TexShare card, please call us at 512.858.7825 to schedule with the front desk. We are delighted to be able to offer this program again! It is a small step forward!

Take care,
Marcia Atilano, Library Director