of TexShare Cards
cards are issued to local patrons in good standing for use in other
non-local TexShare participating libraries in the State of
, 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
must be at least 12 years old.
must have been a member of the
Mae Bruce Library for at least 1 year
must have a good borrowing
history with the library (no excessive fines, no lost items).
must not have outstanding fines,
fees, or overdue books at the time the card is issued.
of TexShare Cards
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
items, multimedia (including video, audio, CD, and DVD), and items
with current hold lists are not
eligible for checkout by TexShare cardholders.
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.
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 library's address is:
For US Postal Mail:
For FedEx, UPS:
S. Bruce Library
Mae S. Bruce Library
– 6th Street
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.
additional information or if there are questions, contact the Mae S.
Bruce Library at (409) 925-5540 or firstname.lastname@example.org
by the Library Advisory Board –
July 7, 2010
City Council –
August 12, 2010