TexShare for Distance Learners

This page is intended for Distance Learners outside of the immediate Laredo/Webb County area. If you live within Webb County, you must apply for a TexShare Card in person at the Circulation Desk. Please call 956-326-2112 for more information.

what are texshare cards?

TexShare Cards are part of a cooperative program between libraries at Texas colleges, universities, and public libraries.  Among other services, it allows students, faculty, and staff of one TexShare library to use any other TexShare library as if they are students, faculty, or staff of that institution. 


Those students that are currently registered, with valid student ID, and are in good standing (no overdue materials or outstanding fines, etc.) may apply for a card. TexShare borrowers must be 18 or older in order to be issued a card. Cards are valid for one semester and can be renewed for subsequent semesters when registered. 

using your card

Each library has its own rules and lending policies for visiting TexShare Card users. Make sure you are aware of the policies at the library you intend to use. The first time you visit a participating library, be sure to bring a photo ID, your TAMIU ID, and your TexShare Card from Killam Library, to complete your registration.

List of participating libraries.


  • Cards are not transferable and may be used only in person by the individual whose name is on the card.
  • TexShare cards do not give you access to TexShare databases, including ebooks, in most cases.
  • The reverse of the card has an agreement you must sign and follow.
  • Failure to abide by the policies of the lending library may result in the revocation of your borrowing privileges. 
  • If a lending library reports that you have lost books or failed to pay fines or fees, Killam Library may take appropriate action, including suspension of borrowing privileges here, as well as revocation of your TexShare Card.

how do I get a card?

At this time, card requests can be made by email. Please contact mdalton@tamiu.edu. Once your request is processed, your card will be mailed to your home address by postal mail. Please note that there may be a waiting period between the time your email is received to when your card is mailed.

What if I have Questions?

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about the program. You can contact Malynda Dalton, Access Services Librarian, at mdalton@tamiu.edu or 956-326-2403. You can also contact the Circulation Desk at 956-326-2112.