Answered By: SAPL FAQs
Last Updated: Sep 19, 2022     Views: 2658

Are you a San Antonio Public Library patron? 
If yes, a TexShare card issued by us entitles you to borrow materials from other libraries participating in the TexShare program. All TexShare libraries establish their own policies regarding the use of their materials through the TexShare program.

Were you issued a TexShare card by another library?
If yes, please read below for TexShare borrowing privileges at SAPL.

Checking Out Materials

  • TexShare patrons may have up to five (5) physical items (books, audiobooks, magazines, etc.) checked out at one time.
  • TexShare borrowing privileges do not include remote access to electronic databases, eBooks, or participation in InterLibrary Loan (ILL). Non-circulating items, such as reference materials, some periodicals, and special collections may not be borrowed. 


Loan Periods

  • 3 weeks for books, Express books, audiobooks, CDs, magazines & DVDs/Blu-rays. 
  • 7 days for Express DVDs/Blu-rays. 

Books, audiobooks, DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, vinyl records, and magazines renew automatically for five additional loan periods with the following exceptions:

  • Express Collection 
  • Items have been requested by someone else


TexShare borrowing privileges will be denied if TexShare patrons have accrued fees exceeding $15.00. 


TexShare patrons are required to renew their cards on an annual basis.

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