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In the True Spirit of Cooperation

The purpose of Texshare is to support and enhance resource sharing among Texas academic libraries. The program provides incentives for academic libraries to share their combined resources and collections to enrich the intellectual capabilities of all Texas academic institutions. The 75th Legislature expanded TexShare to include public community colleges and independent colleges and universities, and established it as a program of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. On September 1, 1997, Odessa College became eligible to participate in TexShare.

TexShare's web site provides convenient communication and information on programs and policies:

Some Program Components

Texshare Card Program

TexShare libraries can borrow materials onsite, directly from other Texshare libraries. Schools of Medicine and Law may choose to limit loans to graduate students and faculty of participating TexShare libraries. Apply for a card at the circulation desk of your home library. A list of participating institutions may be found at the TexShare web site.

Electronic Information Programs

TexShare combines the buying power of its members to obtain affordable access to electronic indexes and full-text articles. Some of the electronic indexes and databases available through TexShare are:

  • EBSCO Academic Search Complete
  • ERIC
  • Informe
  • Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition
  • Business Source Premier
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