TexNet Interlibrary Loan

TexNet is a statewide interlibrary loan network including academic, public and special libraries throughout Texas.

Managed by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, it embodies several grant programs that work together to enable library users access to materials not available at their local library. It also works with other programs in Texas, the Southwest, and the country to promote resource sharing and provide greater access to information for all Texans.

Texas Group

In FY 1994 the Texas State Library and Archives Commission formed the Texas Group, an OCLC Group Access Capability (GAC) group that includes both OCLC member libraries and non-OCLC members. The Texas Group enables libraries that are not members of OCLC to use the OCLC database to process their interlibrary loan requests. Since 1994 the Texas Group has grown to over 190 libraries.

A new interlibrary loan program began implementation with the Texas Public Libraries in January 2010.  The Texas Public Libraries are creating the Texas Group Catalog and use Navigator to monitor and manage their own interlibrary loan requests.  All the public libraries should implement the new program by 2013.   Learn more about the Texas Group project

Net Lender Reimbursement Program

Through the ILL Net Lender Reimbursement program the State Library reimburses academic libraries and Navigator libraries for net loans provided to Texas public libraries using the OCLC system.  A net loan is the number of lends made to Texas public libraries minus the number of borrowers from Texas public libraries.  Academic libraries that provide a minimum of 100 net loans are eligible for a reimbursement.  Navigator libraries that provide a minimum of 25 net loans are eligible for a reimbursement.

Contact Information

If you have further questions, please contact Sara Hayes, Interlibrary Loan Program Coordinator, at 512-463-5406 or by email at shayes@tsl.texas.gov.

Request an Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan services are available for registered customers of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.  Requests may be made from the Texas Group Catalog.  Detailed instructions can be found here. If you have any questions, please contact the Information Services staff at the Reference Desk or by telephone at 512-463-5455.

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