Policies for Visitors


Visitors may borrow most books from the Library with a valid TexShare card and a picture ID. TexShare is a program created by the Texas State Library and Archives Commissions.

If you are a... You may check out... For... Renewals Media Items For... Community User Workstation
TexShare Public User 5 total items 21 days 0 1 4hrs in library use 1hr
TexShare Undergraduate & Graduate 5 total items 21 days 1 1 4hrs in library use 1hr
TexShare Faculty & Staff 5 total items 21 days 2 3 7 days w/1 renewal 1hr
Visiting Community User
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1hr
Friends of the Library * 5 total items 21 days 6 1 4hrs in library use 1hr
Visiting Scholar** 5 total items 21 days 6 1 4hrs in library use 1hr

* If you do not belong to a public Library or another University, you may check out items by completing an application for Friends of the Library Program. This program requires an annual $100 minimum tax-deductible donation. Please find more information on how to become a Friend of the Library by reading our McDermott Library Friends page.

**Visiting Scholars must apply for a Library Card through a university sponsor using the University Access Authorization Form.