COVID-19 Update: The Newton Gresham Library cannot issue any new TexShare cards or renew existing ones at this time. The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has suspended the TexShare Card Program for the duration of the state of disaster declared by Governor Abbott on March 13. Many libraries have closed completely due to stay-at-home orders and concern for employees' well-being. If they are open, they may be limiting who can access the library or what items can be checked out. Given the nature of the program, TSLAC believes it makes the most sense for it to be suspended for all libraries in the state.

TexShare is a cooperative program designed to improve library service to students, faculty, and staff of Texas institutions of higher education. This program allows SHSU students, faculty and staff to have direct, personal access to library materials that are not available in the Newton Gresham Library.


To participate, a person must:

  • obtain a TexShare Card at his/her home library (verifying that you have no outstanding fines or overdue books)
  • present identification as required at the lending library
  • observe the policies of the lending library
  • return the materials in person or by first-class mail to the lending library
  • pay assessed charges for lost materials, or materials returned late or damaged
  • surrender the TexShare card if requested to TexShare library staff

TexShare cards are good for a semester; users should apply for a new card each semester.


New and renewing users may apply for TexShare services using the online application below, or by downloading a paper application and returning it to the Library in person or by mail to:

Circulation Department
Newton Gresham Library
Sam Houston State University
Campus Box 2179
Huntsville, TX 77341

Online Application and Renewal Form

First Name

Last Name

Status: Undergrad Graduate Faculty Staff


Sam ID Number:            

Driver's License Number


Street Address Line 1:

Street Address Line 2:



Zip Code:                  



Home Phone:   

Work Phone:   


Please mail my card to the address entered above.
I will pick up my card at the SHSU main campus, in the Newton Gresham Library.
I will pick up my card at SHSU-The Woodlands Center, in the Information Resources Center (3rd floor).


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