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Library Services for Students: TexShare Card

The Library offers many different kinds of services to our students. Here you will find information about circulation (checkout), course reserves, interlibrary loan, TexShare cards, and more.

The TexShare Card Program

TexShare is a cooperative program designed to improve library service to all residents of Texas. Both academic and public libraries are members. A TexShare card enables holders to borrow materials from and use resources at other member libraries. 

Through membership in TexShare, the DBU Library is able to
offer our students
  and faculty numerous benefits, including: 

  • Expanded access to online databases;
  • Rapid Interlibrary Loan service via TEXPress courier services; and
  • Borrowing privileges at member Texas libraries through the use of the TexShare card.

You can get a TexShare card by completing a short application at the circulation desk, or you can use this form to apply online.

  • Only current DBU students, faculty, and staff are eligible.
  • TexShare cards for students must be renewed every semester. Cards expire at the end of each semester.
  • Students who apply at the circulation desk will receive their cards immediately.
  • Cards for online applicants will be mailed to the address provided on the form.
  • TexShare cards must be signed on the back to be valid.

PARTICIPATING LIBRARIES 

A list of TexShare library members can be found at the TexShare website. Please note: each library sets its own policies for TexShare members; those policies are also listed on the website. You may wish to contact the library to confirm its policies before your visit.

By receiving and signing your TexShare card, you agree to the following: 

  • To present required ID at the lending library (DBU ID or Driver's License)
  • To observe the regulations of the lending library
  • To return items to the lending library in person or by first-class, insured mail
  • To return items immediately if recalled by the lending library
  • To pay charges for late returns, damages, or loss*
  • To surrender the card upon Library request

*Failure to pay charges within one month of notification will result in suspension of Library
privileges at DBU as well as TexShare privileges statewide.

Use your TexShare privileges responsibly!

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