Circulation Information and Policies
All currently enrolled students have access to the TexShare Card Program.
The TexShare Card Program allows currently enrolled students to obtain a library card each semester that will allow them to check out books from any participating academic or public library in Texas.
In order to qualify for a TexShare Card
In order to obtain a TexShare Card
To obtain a TexShare card students must bring their CBC student ID (also obtained from the library) as well as current course schedule for the semester showing they are currently enrolled.
Students must present their TexShare card to each library's circulation desk to set up an account and borrow books.
Students are responsible for the books they borrow from other libraries.
ILL is a method that the Library uses to borrow books and request copies of articles from print journals from other libraries
Be prepared to provide the library with complete information, including the ISBN number and edition for the book or the complete article citation for articles
If you need assistance in searching for the correct book information, please contact a member of the library staff and they will be able to assist you in your search
You do not need to provide information about other libraries that may own the book or journal titles, as the library utilizes an automated library catalog search and borrowing system (OCLC WorldCat) to borrow books and request article photocopies.
ILL requests may take up to two weeks for commonly held books; longer for less commonly held titles
The loan period and other policies are designated by the lender libraries, not the CBC Library.
To request an Interlibrary Loan, please fill out the form here:
Either visit your campus library and have staff request a specific book for delivery for your campus or fill out an Interlibrary Loan Form. If requesting a book via email, include your Name, CougarID (Students), or your Office Extension (Employees), Campus for Delivery, Book Title, Author, Year of Publication, Edition (if known), ISBN number (if known). You will need to check with your campus library to pick up the book. Books that are owned by the CBC Library will be checked out to you according to the policy, ILL books will be according to the lending library's policy.
Either visit your campus library to request photocopied articles from print journals or photocopied pages from books. Include your Name, CougarID (Students), or your Office Extension (Employees), Campus for Delivery, Journal Title, Article Title, Author(s), Year of publication, Volume, Issue Number, Page Numbers. Students will need to check with your campus library to pick up the copy; Library staff will mail through campus mail for employees.