Harris County Public Library participates in the TexShare Library Card Program sponsored by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. The TexShare Card Program provides free reciprocal borrowing privileges to registered borrowers of member libraries, academic and public.
The TexShare card allows HCPL cardholders to borrow materials from other participating libraries in the State of Texas. Only currently registered HCPL customers in good standing (no overdue or lost books, and no library fines) may obtain a TexShare card from Harris County.
Upon presentation of a TexShare card from their home library, along with proof of mailing address, TexShare Cardholders will be issued HCPL library cards and allowed full HCPL borrowing privileges with the exception of Interlibrary Loan.
Only HCPL customers registered for 90 days in good standing (no overdue or lost books, and no library fines) may obtain a TexShare card from Harris County.
HCPL is also working with the Texas State Library to bring even more services. Many of the Databases on the HCPL website are made available through the TexShare program with funding from the Texas Telecommunications Infrastructure Act. Full text information from journals and reference sources all available online @your Harris County Library.
For complete information on this State Library program see the TexShare Home Page at https://www.tsl.texas.gov/texshare/index.html