A logo with text saying 25 years of TexShareTexShare is a consortium of Texas libraries joining together to share print and electronic materials, purchase online resources, and combine staff expertise.

TexShare services are available to patrons of participating member libraries all across Texas, regardless of institution type, size, or location. The consortium is administered by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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Send e-mail to: texshare@tsl.texas.gov with any questions or comments

Call 800-252-9386 toll-free statewide

Featured Information


TexShare is On-The-Air!

See our Radio Spots page for the latest TexShare public service announcements.

All-New LearningExpress Library 3.0 Comes to the TexShare Databases

The all-new LearningExpress Library is now available to participating TexShare libraries at no additional cost. See the comprehensive FAQ for full details.


TexTreasures Grant Opportunities Available Now

TexShare is now taking applications for the FY2015 TexTreasures grant program. This annual grant program is designed to help libraries make their special collections more accessible for the people of Texas and beyond. See the grants and funding page for more information.


Now in TexShare: American West and American Indian Histories and Cultures databases

TexShare has added two new historical resources to the Databases program. See the news release for more information about the products, and the FAQ for how to access them.


TexShare Annual Report Survey Now Online

Review your library's TexShare participation; update your program-by-program contact information; and let us know your opinions of TexShare. The TexShare Annual Report Survey is now available!


TexShare Databases Fee Schedules Now Available

See the TexShare Databases Fees FAQ. TexShare member libraries can expect to receive their invoices on August 29 by email.


Optimize Your Library's Online Presence with a Mobile Solutions Round 2 Subsidy
Deadline Extended to December 1, 2013

Funding opportunities for:

  • Implementation of or enhancements to a mobile-friendly library catalog module
  • Implementation of or enhancements to a mobile-friendly library website
  • Hardware, software, or supplies needed for your mobile project, including a DIY project
  • Mobile devices to test your site and/or train your patrons to use your mobile site

See the Mobile Solutions Round 2 page for more information and for


New Do-It-Yourself Resources, Literary Reference,
and HW Wilson Databases Added to TexShare

Effective July 1, 2013, eleven new databases from EBSCO are available to all TexShare member libraries as part of the TexShare core, including the Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center, Small Engine Repair, Literary Reference Center, Book Review Digest, and more! See TexShare's New EBSCO FAQ here for full details.


Two Education and Career Advancement Resources Now Available in the TexShare Databases

Learning Express Library Job & Career AcceleratorLearningExpress Library™ is a unique, interactive online learning platform that provides patrons with the most comprehensive selection of career-oriented and academic resources available. Job & Career Accelerator™ is the first fully integrated online career and job search platform.

This collection also includes these interactive multimedia tutorial collections: LearningExpress Popular Software Tutorials and LearningExpress Computer & Internet Basics.

Read the TexShare LearningExpress FAQ for more information.

Apply Today for a TexTreasures Grant

TexTreasures is an annual competitive grant program designed to help member libraries make their special collections more accessible to researchers across Texas and beyond. See the TexTreasures page for all the information.

Timeline of the TexShare Database Contracts Process for 2012-2013 and 2013-2014

See the web page with the timeline of the core menu renewal process of and of the competitive bid process for the future TexShare core menu.


The TexShare Databases are supported in part by funds granted to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the primary source of federal support for the nation's libraries and museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.

Page last modified: February 21, 2014
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