What is TexShare?
From the official TexShare website: "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."
What is a TexShare database?
From the official TexShare website: "The TexShare Database Program provides a wealth of electronic database resources
to over 700 public, academic, and libraries of clinical medicine throughout the state
at a significant cost savings. These electronic databases are powerful research tools
available 24 hours a day in the homes or offices of registered patrons of participating
Texas libraries. They provide full-text articles from journals, newspapers, magazines,
and many other sources. Entire books can be read online. Database topics include homework
help for students, health information, business information, biography and genealogy,
as well as literature and archival information."
Which databases are included within TexShare?
Are all TTUHSC databases in TexShare?
No. TexShare databases are a subset purchased by the consortium. Individual libraries,
including TTUHSC, usually purchase access to additional non-TexShare databases for
their own private use. These databases are not included within TexShare.
How can I access a TexShare database?
TTUHSC faculty, staff and students automatically have TexShare access via links on
the TTUHSC libraries web pages. Persons unaffiliated with TTUHSC can contact their
local county or city library about TexShare access.
How can I locate a participating TexShare library?
I'm not affiliated with TTUHSC. Can I access your private non-TexShare TTUHSC databases?
What is a TexShare card?
- From the official TexShare website: "With a TexShare Card, a library patron may directly borrow books, music, movies and more from any other participating TexShare library, just as if he or she were card-holder
there. If your local library participates in the TexShare Card program, you can request
a TexShare Card at the circulation desk. See each library's lending policy for eligibility
- TTUHSC note - A TexShare Card is a physical library card that allows for borrowing physical items such as books from participating libraries. This is separate and distinct from online access to
Do the TTUHSC libraries accept the TexShare card?
No. The TexShare Card program for borrowing and lending physical items such as books
is a voluntary program. The TTUHSC libraries do not participate.
I'm not affiliated with TTUHSC. Can I borrow your books?
You may place an ILL (InterLibrary Loan) request through your affiliated library,
such as a local county or city library.
What if I have more questions about TexShare?