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Resource Sharing

Using TexShare


TexShare Cards are provided by the Downs-Jones Library to current student, staff, and faculty members at HT. To sign up for a TexShare card, just bring your current HT ID card to the Downs-Jones Library.


Each library also sets its own lending policies for visiting TexShare Card users. Before you visit another library, use Find-A-Library to view its specific policies and restrictions. Many libraries restrict the type or number of materials that a visiting TexShare Card user may borrow. Others impose a minimum age requirement. Typically, libraries do not permit TexShare Card holders to download ebooks or eAudiobooks. Fines for late returns or lost materials apply to TexShare Card borrowers.

The first time you visit a library to use your TexShare Card, be sure to bring a photo ID, your library card from your home library, and your TexShare Card. You’ll be asked to complete a registration form in order to activate your borrowing privileges at that library.


You have responsibilities as a TexShare Card holder. You should become familiar with the policies and restrictions of the lending library, as failure to abide by library policies may result in revocation of your borrowing privileges. If a lending library reports that you have lost books or failed to pay fines, your home library may take appropriate action, including suspension of borrowing privileges at your home library and revocation of your TexShare Card.

For more information, ask your librarians! See our Courtesy Borrower Policy here.