Policy

TexShare Borrowers

Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Adult Public Library Borrowers, and Members of Libraries of Clinical Medicine from participating TexShare libraries around the state are eligible to register for UT Health SA library services, including:

  • Books (excluding Nursing titles) and databases
  • Journals—print or electronic, in-house use only at any of the UT Health Science Center Libraries
  • Library computers (time limit)
  • Online search service (fee)
  • Photocopy and printing (fee)

Loan periods for circulating material

Material Type

Loan Period

# of Renewals Allowed

Books

14 days

n/a

Journals

n/a

n/a

Audiovisuals

n/a

n/a

Print Reserve Materials

3 hours

n/a

Library Registration:

Create an account for book checkout.

  1. Request a TexShare card from your home institution library.
  2. Bring the TexShare card to the Circulation Desk along with your Texas driver’s license or other official state ID, and complete a borrower registration form.
  3. Student cards are valid for one semester only, with breaks between semesters. See the circulation cut-off dates for this year. Faculty and staff cards expire on August 31 every year.

Library Collection Use

Users may have up to 3 items checked out at any given time.

TexShare Cut Off Dates for UT Health SA students (2018 – 2019)

Begins on

Jul 01, 2018

Jan 03, 2019

Ends on

Dec 16, 2018

Jun 30, 2019

Last Date to Issue a Card

Dec 9, 2018

Jun 23, 2019

Student Cards Expire on

Dec 16, 2018

Jun 30, 2019

Dead Period – No cards issued to students   Dec 19, 2018 – Jan 2, 2019
UT Health faculty/staff cards expire Aug 31, 2019  FY 2019
UT Health faculty/staff cards expire Aug 31, 2020 FY 2020

UT Health Science Center Alumni

Any graduate of the five schools of the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio has access to a wide variety of library services and resources, including:

  • Books and audio/visual materials
  • Journals—print or electronic, in-house use at any of the UT Health Science Center Libraries
  • In-house use of locally-licensed databases
  • Library computers (daily time limit)
  • Online search service (fee)
  • Interlibrary loan (fee)
  • Photocopy and printing (fee)

Due to licensing agreements and contracts, off-site access to electronic journals, books and databases is available only to currently employed faculty and staff, and currently enrolled students.

 Loan periods for circulating material

Material Type

Loan Period

# of Renewals Allowed

Books

14 days

2

Reserve materials (in-house use only)

varies

None

*When a Hold has been placed on an item, no further renewals will be accepted.

Library Registration

  • Create an account for book checkout and Interlibrary Loan services.
  • Alumni may register in person at the Briscoe Library Circulation Desk or at the Laredo Regional Campus Library. There is no registration fee for Health Science Center Alumni.
  • A state-issued ID (current driver’s license or passport) are required to register. Staff will check alumni status against the UT Health Science Center databases.
  • Registration must be renewed annually and may be renewed online or in person. Registration cannot be renewed until all fines and other obligations have been cleared.

Library Collection Use

Alumni may have up to 5 items checked out at any given time. Select library materials may be renewed in person or by calling the Circulation Desk at (210) 567-2440 or online through your borrower registration account. Renewal will be denied if materials have reached their renewal limit, have been recalled, or are overdue.

UT Health Science Center Borrowers

All current faculty, staff, students, housestaff and clinical/adjunct faculty of the UT Health Science Center have access to a wide variety of library services, including:

Loan periods for circulating material

Material Type

Loan Period

# of Renewals Allowed

Books

14 days

6*

Journals

1 week

none

Journals received in the last 30 days

none

n/a

Audiovisuals

1 week

1

Reserve materials

varies

none

*When a Hold has been placed on an item, no further renewals will be accepted.

Library Registration

  • Create an account for book checkout or to place a hold on an item.
  • Health Science Center library users may register online or in person at the Briscoe Library Circulation Desk or at the Laredo Regional Campus Library.
  • A UT Health Science Center ID card and a state-issued ID (current driver’s license or passport) are required to register.
  • Housestaff and faculty with clinical appointments expire on August 31 of each year and must register annually.

Library Collection Use

UT Health Science Center borrowers may have up to 15 items checked out at any given time. Select library materials may be renewed in person or by calling the Circulation Desk at 567-2440 or on the online catalog. Renewals will be denied if materials have reached their renewal limit, have been recalled, or are overdue.

UT Health Science Center Retirees

Retired UT Health Science Center faculty and staff have access to a wide variety of library services, including:

  • Books and audio/visual materials
  • Journals—print or electronic, in-house use at any of the UT Health Science Center Libraries
  • In-house use of locally-licensed databases
  • Library computers
  • Online search service (fee)
  • Interlibrary loan (fee)
  • Photocopy and printing (fee)

Due to licensing agreements and contracts, off-site access to electronic journals, books and databases is available only to currently employed faculty and staff, and currently enrolled students.

Loan periods for circulating material

Material Type

Loan Period

# of Renewals Allowed

Books

14 days

6*

Reserve materials (in-house use only)

varies

None

*When a Hold has been placed on an item, no further renewals will be accepted.

Library Registration:

  • Create an account for book checkout.
  • Retirees may register in person at the Briscoe Library Circulation Desk or at the Laredo Regional Campus Library. There is no registration fee for Retirees.
  • A Retired UT Health Science Center Staff ID card is required to register.
  • Borrowing privileges do not expire.

Library Collection Use

Retirees may have up to 15 items checked out at any given time. Select library materials may be renewed in person or by calling the Circulation Desk at (210) 567-2440 or on the borrower registration account. Renewal will be denied if materials have reached their renewal limit, have been recalled, or are overdue.

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