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The Internet Archive Books collection provides some books that can be freely read and downloaded, while others can be borrowed and read in the Internet Archive's online book reader.
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You can request materials we do not own via Interlibrary Loan.
Don't forget to ask a librarian for help if you have questions.
Interlibrary Loan - Request a Book
TexShare is a statewide program through which St. Mary's current students, faculty, and staff may check out materials, in person, from participating TexShare libraries.
You can get a free TexShare card at the Blume Library Circulation Counter. TexShare cards are only valid for one semester. You will need to get a new card each semester. You must present a current TexShare card, your St. Mary's Rattler ID card, and a photo ID (if your St. Mary's ID does not include a photo) at the library from which you wish to borrow materials.
For borrowers from other institutions:
Borrowers from other institutions can pay Texshare fines, assessed by the Blume Library, with a credit card using the Texshare online payment form.
Blume Library has a book I want, but I'm not affiliated with St. Mary's University
- You are welcome to come into our library to look at the book in the library.
- If you are affiliated with another university or college, check with your local library to request the book or document through your Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service, or see if they are a member of TexShare.
- If you are not affiliated with a TexShare member academic library or another US college or university, check with your local public library about requesting the book or document through its Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service.