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Guide to Austin Libraries: TexShare Program

You're never far from a library in Austin. Here's what you need to know to take advantage of all Austin libraries have to offer.

Note about COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the TexShare program is currently suspended.

Updated: 8/4/2020

But wait, there's more!

The Booher Library participates in TexShare, a consortium of Texas libraries that share resources for the benefit of their library patrons.

Why use TexShare?

You will find most of your needs met by the Booher Library. After all, you have reciprocal borrowing privileges at APTS and UT, and you can also obtain materials through our Interlibrary Loan program.

But circumstances could lead to the desire to access other libraries in Texas. Let's say, for example, that you commute to Southwest from out of town and you would like to get a library card at the Austin Public Library so you can stop at an APL branch on your way to campus and borrow materials. You can do that through the TexShare program.


How to participate in the TexShare program

Start by using Find a Library to see if your library of interest participates in the TexShare program.

If it does, come to the Booher Library for a TexShare application to bring with you to the participating library. 

Bring the TexShare application and your photo ID to TexShare participating library and ask for a TexShare card.

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