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TexShare Lending Policy


TexShare cardholders will be held to the same borrowing limits as local patrons at the library.


Cardholders must have both a current TexShare card and a current form of photo ID (driver's license, school ID card, etc.).

Checkout Procedures

The cardholder is responsible for returning all items to the lending library before the end of the checkout period. The materials may be returned in person, by mail or using a delivery service, but the cardholder assumes all expenses involved in returning the items.


Fines accumulate at the same rate as for local borrowers. The maximum fine is $5 per item. If items are not returned, the cardholder will be charged for the price of the item plus a $5 processing fee. These charges will be reported to the library that issued the card, but all fines and fees must be paid to the lending library. Cardholders who fail to pay fines or fees will not be allowed checkout privileges at any other TexShare library.