TexShare Lending Policy


Issuance of TexShare Cards


TexShare cards are issued to local patrons in good standing for use in other non-local TexShare participating libraries in the State of Texas , through the circulation desk on a case-by-case basis.  The card expires four months after the date it is issued.  After that period, the patron must obtain a new TexShare card.  In order to qualify for a TexShare card, patrons must meet the following criteria:

·         Patron must be at least 12 years old.

·         Patron must have been a member of the Mae Bruce Library for at least 1 year

·         Patron must have a good borrowing history with the library (no excessive fines, no lost items).

·         Patrons must not have outstanding fines, fees, or overdue books at the time the card is issued.

 Use of TexShare Cards


The TexShare card is intended for research, not recreational purposes.  TexShare cardholders may borrow no more than 3 items from the circulating collection.  Materials will check out for three weeks and cannot be renewed.  Reserve items, multimedia (including video, audio, CD, and DVD), and items with current hold lists are not eligible for checkout by TexShare cardholders. 

 Checkout Procedures:

The cardholder should report to the circulation desk and fill in a TexShare Borrowing Privileges application.  Once the cardholder has selected the items for checkout, he/she should return to the circulation desk to have those items checked out.

 Cardholders must have both a current TexShare card and a current form of photo ID (driver’s license, school ID card, etc.)  Children under sixteen must be accompanied by an adult whose photo ID will be used if the child does not have one of his/her own. 


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. 

 The library's address is:


        For US Postal Mail:                                     For FedEx, UPS:

                             Mae S. Bruce Library                             Mae S. Bruce Library

                             PO Box 950                                             13302 – 6th Street

                              Santa Fe , TX    77510                                Santa Fe , TX    77510



Fines accumulate at the rate of .10/day per item.  The maximum fine is $5.00 per item.  If items are not returned, the cardholder will be charged for the price of the item plus a $5.00 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.  The Mae S. Bruce Library may at any time revoke a patron’s TexShare card if that person has outstanding fees or fines with any TexShare Library.  Failure to return materials or to pay outstanding charges in a timely manner may result not only in the cancellation of TexShare privileges, but in the suspension of borrowing privileges with the Mae S. Bruce Library.


For additional information or if there are questions, contact the Mae S. Bruce Library at (409) 925-5540 or reference@maebrucelibrary.org

 Reviewed by the Library Advisory Board – July 7, 2010

Approved by the Santa Fe City Council – August 12, 2010



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