TexShare Card

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About the Program

The TexShare card program is a reciprocal borrowing program of the Texas State Library. It is designed to allow the registered borrowers of participating libraries to directly borrow materials from other participating libraries.

This program includes over 200 public and academic libraries from across Texas. North Texas libraries participating in the TexShare card program include:

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Card Information for Irving Residents

The Irving Public Library will issue residents of Irving who are 18 years or older a card which will be valid at other libraries for up to one year from the date of issue. When borrowing an item from another library, you will be required to present your TexShare card and a valid photo such as a driver’s license or state-issued ID card. The lending library may have additional conditions or restrictions for borrowers, so check the TexShare registration and lending policies.  prior to visiting.

Requesting a TexShare Card at Irving Public Library

Irving residents may request a TexShare Card at the checkout desk of any Irving Public Library provided you meet the following conditions:

  • Must be resident of Irving and 18 years of age or older.
  • Must have had a valid Irving Public Library card for at least six months. Non-resident cards, corporate cards, computer access cards, student cards, and restricted-use cards are not acceptable.
  • Must present acceptable identification in person or scan and attach to an email sent to Circulation@CityofIrving.org with the text "Register for TexShare Card" in the subject line. Please view the Identification Requirements (PDF) for email registrations or renewals. (To renew, please present all relevant documents to a staff member at the checkout desk, or scan and email the Identification Requirements with the subject line "Renew TexShare Card" to Circulation@CityofIrving.org ). Please wait for a reply from library staff before proceeding. Staff cannot guarantee the security of personal information emailed to the library. 
  • The borrower account is in good standing with no overdue materials and no outstanding charges for lost or damaged materials.
  • The account has been in good standing for the previous six months.
  • Mus agree to abide by the rules, policies, and procedures of the TexShare card program and its participating libraries.

TexShare Visitor Card for Irving Public Library

Those who have a TexShare card from a home library not from Irving (from the library in the city where you live) may present the required photo and address IDs (PDF), your TexShare card, and their home library card in order to receive a free library card from IPL which allows a five-item checkout limit. In order to renew in person, the cardholder must present the aforementioned requirements at the Checkout Desk and meet all eligibility requirements – card must be in good standing and maintained a clean record for the previous six months. 

In order to request or renew by email, the cardholder must scan and submit the required photo and address IDs (PDF), the front and back of the TexShare card from the home library, the front and back of the home library card and include “Register for TexShare Card" or “Renew TexShare Card” in the email subject line to Circulation@CityofIrving.org (all account eligibility requirements still apply where applicable). Please wait for a reply from library staff before proceeding.  The library cannot guarantee the security of personal information emailed to the library. 

The cardholder also has access to the public computers and the library’s online resources and eBooks. The TexShare Visitor card will be valid until the expiration date on the card or one year, whichever is less. The account must be maintained in good standing in order to renew the TexShare card.

Card Restrictions

Failure to promptly return materials borrowed with a TexShare card and/or pay any charges imposed by a library may result in suspension or denial of your borrowing privileges at the Irving Public Library and/or your account being turned over the library’s collection agency.