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Borrowing Materials

Current Texas Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff are eligible for checkout privileges and off-campus access to databases and e-books. 

Texas Wesleyan Alumni and members of the community may check out print books.

You must present your Wesleyan ID or TexShare card to checkout material. If you present your TexShare card, you must also present a valid photo ID.

All materials are brought to the Circulation Desk for checkout or renewal. Materials circulate for a loan period corresponding with the material type. Non-circulating items include materials from reference, periodicals, microforms, and Special Collections & University Archives. Reserves checkouts are also completed at the Circulation Desk but the loan period is determined by faculty. 

Loan Period

  • 3 weeks

Maximum Number of Items Checked Out

  • 25 items
    • up to 15 Juvenile Books
    • up to 5 Games or Audio/Visual Items

Late Fees

There are no late fees for overdue materials. However, if materials are not returned to the library, you will be charged the replacement cost of the materials, and a hold will be placed on your account. You will not be able to access your University records, including grades or transcripts.

Lost or Damaged Materials

Fees will be charged for items lost or damaged. If a current replacement cost for the same or more recent edition cannot be determined, the default price is $40.00 for General Collection and $15.00 for Juvenile items, plus a $5.00 processing fee.

Library Holds

Holds may be placed at the Circulation Desk. Holds cannot be placed for items listed as reserve, lost, missing, or on order. Students are notified when the item becomes available. Items waiting for pickup are held at the Circulation Desk for two days.

TexShare Card

The TexShare Card is a statewide library card for registered users of participating TexShare Libraries. Students may register for and receive a TexShare Card at the Circulation Desk. Student cards expire at the end of each semester.

For more information on participating libraries visit https://www.tsl.texas.gov/texshare/libsearch/ 

Loan Period

  • Semester

Maximum Number of Items Checked Out

  • No limit

Student Assistants - Checking Out Materials For Faculty

Faculty members may authorize a student assistant to check out materials for him/her by sending written authorization to the Circulation Coordinator. At the library, the student assistant must provide a TXWES ID before checking out materials for the professor. Authorizations are maintained for the current semester and are not transferable to future semesters unless reissued by the faculty member.

TexShare Card

The TexShare Card is a statewide library card for registered users of participating TexShare Libraries. Faculty may register for and receive a TexShare Card at the Circulation Desk. 

For more information on participating libraries visit https://www.tsl.texas.gov/texshare/libsearch/ 

Loan Period

  • 60 days
  • If a staff member is enrolled in classes, the loan period reverts to that of a student. 

Maximum Number of Items Checked Out

  • No limit

TexShare Card

The TexShare Card is a statewide library card for registered users of participating TexShare Libraries. Staff may register for and receive a TexShare Card at the Circulation Desk. 

For more information on participating libraries visit https://www.tsl.texas.gov/texshare/libsearch/ 

Loan Period

  • 14 days

Maximum Number of Items Checked Out

  • 5 items

TXWES Alumni ID 

  • Alumni may obtain a Texas Wesleyan Alumni ID card at the Circulation Desk. 

Computer Services

Alumni do have computer privileges within the West Library. However, alumni do NOT have access to online library resources from off-campus.

Loan Period

  • 14 days

Maximum Number of Items Checked Out

  • 5 items

Computer Services

Community users do have computer privileges within the West Library. However, these privileges are limited to one computers on the first floor that does not require Texas Wesleyan credentials for access. Please visit the Circulation or Reference Desk for more information.

TexShare Card

The TexShare Card is a statewide library card for registered users of participating TexShare Libraries. If you're a registered patron of a participating library, you may request a TexShare Card from your home library. 

There are almost 500 participating libraries across the state. To see if your library participates visit https://www.tsl.texas.gov/texshare/libsearch/ 

Renew Library Materials

To renew your items you can either visit the Circulation Desk or log in to the West Library Catalog below.

  • The Barcode Number is your Wesleyan ID number
  • The default PIN is the first 8 letters of your last name. 
    • If your PIN does not work, click on the "Reset PIN" link under the account login fields. 

Once you have logged in, look for the "My Account" link at the top of the screen on the blue bar. Then click on "renew my materials."


Reset PIN (an email will be sent to your TXWES email address)