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Library Materials
Temple College Library has approximately 60,000 items in its collection, and over 50,000 electronic books available through the netLibrary database. The Library maintains subscriptions to nearly 300 journals and magazines with many issues available on microfiche or microfilm. In addition, the library subscribes to many periodical databases, which permit on and off campus access to thousands of newspaper, journal, and magazine articles to currently enrolled Temple College students. A Temple College username and password is required for off campus use.
TexShare Card Program
Students at Temple College are eligible to request a TexShare card. A TexShare card permits TC students to borrow books from other participating TexShare libraries. Most Texas public, college, and university libraries are TexShare members. For a list of TexShare libraries, go to the TexShare web page.
TexShare cards are available at the library Circulation desk or by mail (if outside the Temple area) upon request. With a TexShare card you will be able to check out books in libraries throughout the central Texas region. 
Distance Education Students
If you are enrolled in a distance education course, you may contact the library by phone or use our library question form to find out how to obtain library books, how to use our online databases to search for journal or magazine articles, or to ask other questions. Temple College students attending classes at the Taylor campus may find the TexShare card useful in making it possible for you to check out books from participating libraries that are closer to you than Temple. Visit our eLearning Resources page for many helpful resources.
Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary Loan is the sharing of materials among libraries. Temple College students, faculty, and staff are able to make interlibrary loan requests. You may request books or articles that are not otherwise available in our book, periodical, or database collections. Most requests are filled within one or two weeks at no cost to students. Click on Temple College interlibrary loan information to learn more and to place a request.