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Texshare Card

The TexShare Card is a statewide library card that lets you borrow books and other physical materials from more than 500 libraries across the state!

Bee County Resident
As a member of the Joe Barnhart Bee County Library, you are eligible to receive a TexShare Card which gives you additional borrowing privileges at many public and academic libraries in the state of Texas. Your TexShare Card must be renewed annually. Ask at the circulation desk for more information.

Non-Resident (Texshare Visitors)
TexShare card holders share all borrowing privileges and are subject to the same policies as resident patrons with one exception. TexShare cardholders are not eligible for interlibrary loan through the Joe Barnhart Bee County Library and are referred to their “home” library for this service.

Fines and Fees

Books and CDs that are returned after the due date are assessed a charge of 10¢ per item per calendar day that the library is open. Films (DVDs) are assessed a charge of 50¢ per item per calendar day that the library is open. Items returned within six months of being paid may have the cost of the item refunded if the original receipt is presented.

The maximum fine is one-half the cost of the overdue item. Processing fees and overdue charges are non-refundable.

Patrons have 30 days to pay overdue fines once they have been notified in person; after 30 days their account will be blocked until the fines are resolved. A patron will lose library privileges if the account balance of any associated account exceeds $5 and/or overdue items have not been returned. Patrons will receive two written notifications regarding overdue status. The third notice will be referred to the County Attorney for action.

Items will be considered “lost” after 90 days of due date, or upon receipt of returned overdue notice; the account balance will then only reflect the purchase price of each item plus $5 processing fee.

Parents/guardians are responsible for the overdue fines on associated accounts of the minors under their care.

The Library will decide whether damaged items will be repaired or replaced.

Details of overdue items and associated charges may only be discussed with the account holder or individual designated in writing by the account holder.

The only authority of determining overdue status is the circulation computer.