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.
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.
Through the Project Loan program the State Library reimburses Texas libraries that are not TexNet Centers for net loans provided to Texas public libraries using the OCLC system. Any Texas library (not TexNet Centers) that provides a minimum of 100 net loans is eligible for a reimbursement contract.
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 512-463-5455.
For information on requesting materials from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, e-mail the Reference Desk or contact: Information Services Staff, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, PO Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711-2927, 512-463-5455.
If you have further questions, contact: Sue Bennett, Library Development and Networking Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, PO Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711-2927, 512-463-5406, FAX 512-936-2306, or email her at email@example.com