Reciprocal Borrowing Programs

University of Texas at Austin students, faculty, and staff obtain credentials at Courtesy Borrowing Services to participate in the following reciprocal borrowing programs. Borrowers must present a current University of Texas at Austin ID and come during the hours that the Courtesy Borrower Desk is open. Credentials are not issued to borrowers with outstanding University of Texas at Austin Libraries charges.

TexShare Library Card Program

A reciprocal borrowing program coordinated by the Texas State Library. The students, faculty, and staff of participating Texas colleges and universities, and the patrons of participating public libraries are eligible for this program, which provides access to materials in many Texas libraries.

Research Library Cooperative Program (RLCP)

A resource sharing program among the University of Texas at Austin, the University of California Berkeley and Stanford University, RLCP provides onsite and remote borrowing privileges to faculty, professional/academic staff and graduate students of the participating institutions.

The Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program

A program sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries/OCLC Advisory Committee, which provides access to many of the major research libraries in the United States and Canada. This program is for faculty only.

The University of Texas System Reciprocal Borrowing Program

Provides access to materials at all University of Texas System component institutions. This program is for faculty only.