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The TexShare Card Program re-opened on a voluntary basis on August 15, 2020. The Carrollton Public Library will issue TexShare cards again starting Monday, August 24.

Not all libraries are able to participate fully in the program as of August 15, and there is no requirement that they do so.

Call the library where you would like to use your TexShare card to borrow items to see if they are open and participating.

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TexShareTexshare Card ProgramCard EligibilityCarrollton's Lending Policy

TexShare

TexShare is a consortium of Texas libraries joining together to share print and electronic materials, purchase online resources, and combine staff expertise. TexShare services are available to patrons of participating member libraries all across Texas, regardless of institution type, size, or location. The consortium is administered by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

TexShare Card Program

The Card Program is a reciprocal borrowing program which allows registered users of participating TexShare libraries to obtain a TexShare card and use the card to borrow materials directly from other participating libraries.

You must obtain a TexShare card from your home institution before going to other libraries. Special lending policies may apply at lending libraries.

Card Eligibility

Eligibility requirements to be issued a TexShare Card by the Carrollton Public Library:

  • Carrollton resident
  • Be a regular patron currently in good standing *
  • Cardholder for six months or more
  • Texas Driver License or ID

As currently defined, a patron in good standing has:

  • NO overdue materials
  • Fines or fees LESS than $10

* Seasonal patrons are not eligible for a TexShare card from the Carrollton Public Library.

Carrollton Public Library's Lending Policy

Complete lending policy for Carrollton Public Library