FAQs - ACC Library Guest/Visitor - Texshare

Click on each of the questions below to get specific information about Texshare Visitors.
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Do TexShare visitors need to sign in?
Yes. All guests/visitors sign in, including those with TexShare cards.

Do TexShare visitors still have Checkout privileges?
Yes, you will need to follow the ACC Library policy for TexShare users that we have had in place since 1997. (https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/texshare/libsearch/searchResults.php?orgId=213&listLendingPolicies=yes) ACC's TexShare card policy also requires your presentation of a valid photo ID to check-out materials. (https://library.austincc.edu/help/FAQs/FAQ-visit-ID.php)

Can guests/visitors obtain a TexShare card here?
Unfortunately, no. State guidelines require that we can issue TexShare cards only to current ACC students, faculty and staff; however, you may obtain the card from your local public library or from the college library where you currently attend school.

Do all guests/visitors entering the ACC Library need a TexShare card?
No. You do not need a TexShare card to enter the Library, but TexShare cardholders must still sign in at the Reference Desk with a valid photo ID. And, if you are a TexShare Borrower you WILL need your TexShare Card in order to check-out materials.