Library Policies

TexShare Library Cards

TexShare is a cooperative program designed to improve library service to students, faculty, and staff of Texas institutions of higher education. TexShare libraries adopt a common goal of promoting and facilitating access to information, communications, and scholarly research among their university communities, and many extend free reciprocal borrowing privileges to each other's students, faculty, and staff. The TexShare Card Program allows students, faculty and staff of participating TexShare institutions to have direct, personal access to library materials not available at the home institution.

TexShare Library Card holders are allowed general library circulation privileges excluding Interlibrary Loan. Items which do not circulate include periodicals, reference books, microfilm, vertical file materials, archival materials, and most audiovisual materials. Reserve materials may be checked out and used within the library with proper identification. Privileges will be suspended for non-return of materials by the due date or by failure to pay fees.

Vaughn Library participates in and honors all valid TexShare Library Cards. TexShare Library Card participants from other libraries must present a picture I.D. as well as fill out a Vaughn Library Courtesy Card application. The TexShare Library Card cannot be used by itself to check out items.

Library materials should be returned on or before the due date in person or be postmarked by the due date if returning through first class mail. Book drops are conveniently located on the front porch of the library and at curbside near the Rogers Student Center (west side). Books are collected from book drops at least once daily. TexShare Library Card holders agree to pay charges incurred as a result of late return, damage, or loss of materials. Failure to comply will result in the loss of TexShare Library Card privileges.

If returning by first class mail, address as follows:

Attn: Daniel McKenzie
Tyler Junior College - Vaughn Library
P O Box 9020
Tyler, TX 75711

UPS/Express Mail should be addressed as follows:

Attn: Daniel McKenzie
Tyler Junior College - Vaughn Library
1327 S. Baxter Street
Tyler, TX 75701

An item is considered lost if it is not returned by the end of the semester. There is a $10 processing fee for lost or damaged materials in addition to the cost of the item. If the item is out-of-print, there is an automatic $40.00 replacement fee in addition to the processing fee. If the item is still in print, the replacement cost plus the processing fee will be charged.