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Community Assistance

Information about public and private sector organizations and programs

Community Borrower Program at Blume Library at St. Mary's University

Community Borrowers may purchase special cards for $100.00. Borrowing privileges are the same as for alumni. 4 Books--Two Weeks--One Renewal.

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Bexar County Law Library

The Bexar County Law Library provides the bench, bar, governmental agencies and the public with cost-effective access to the most recent statutes, case law and the best available commentary regarding legal issues.

Bexar County Courthouse • 100 Dolorosa, Suite 500 • Fifth Floor • San Antonio Texas 78205

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The TexShare CARD... Imagine a Library as Big As Texas!

If you’re a registered patron of a participating library, you may request a TexShare Card from your home library. You must be a patron in good standing and have demonstrated compliance with your library’s existing borrowing

Get Your TexShare Card

TexShare Cards are provided by your local public library or academic library. Use Find-A-Library or the TexShare Card Map to see if your library participates if your library participates in the TexShare card program and to see the eligibility requirement.

San Antonio Public Library and most of the area academic libraries do participate in TexShare Program.


UTSA free community services

Small Business Development Center at UTSA

Entrepreneurs have access to professional and confidential business advising, a variety of quality training programs, and an extensive referral network at the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). With the addition of business advisors who live and work in your local community, success is just around the corner! Benefits of contacting your local SBDC include:

  • No-cost, one-on-one, confidential business advising
  • Cost friendly workshops designed for small businesses
  • Professional referral network
  • Access to research resources
  • Lifelong business partners

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Community Borrowing Program at the UTSA Library

The Community Borrowing Program was created to give non-UTSA affiliated individuals access to the resources of UTSA libraries. There is a $25 annual fee to become a member, payable by check or UTSA guest card. You must be the least 16 years of age to be eligible for membership in the Community Borrowing Program.

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Our Lady of the Lake University Library- Community Users' Program

Community Borrowing Program at Sueltenfuss Library of Our Lady of the Lake University 

If you are a student at a participating university, you can acquire a Texshare card and check out materials from the OLLU library using that.

If you are not able to get a TexShare card, you can sign up for a Community User card at the OLLU library. The Community User card is $25/semester and allows you to check out books for two weeks at a time.

Community Users and TexShare cardholders are not able to check out DVDs or other media.

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Special Privileges Library Cards at Coates Library at Trinity University

If you apply and are accepted to receive a Special Privileges Card, you must pay a non-refundable fee of $35.00.

You may have a maximum of 4 books checked out at one time.

Materials that do not circulate are reference books, periodicals, Children’s textbooks, items marked "Non-Circulating," microforms, Media materials, and materials housed in Special Collections.Lockers, study rooms, interlibrary loans, and certain on-line databases are not available.

Coates library accepts TexShare cards.

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