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Finding Books at Other Libraries: Other Area Libraries & TexShare

A comprehensive guide to finding books, videos, periodicals, and other materials at other libraries when Palo Alto doesn't have the item you need.

San Antonio Public Library

SAPL homepage

SAPL online catalog

List of branches

NOTE: The Cortez branch is the closest to PAC.

It is located at Poteet Jourdanton Fwy and Hunter Blvd.



WorldCat Local

Use WorldCat Local to search all libraries at once! Results will be ranked geographically, beginning with any holdings at Palo Alto, followed by nearby libraries, then those an increasing distance away. Remember that you can use Interlibrary Loan to obtain books from almost anywhere in the world!


TexShare Card

The TexShare program allows you, as a Palo Alto student, to check out books from other libraries that participate in the program. You must obtain a TexShare card from your home library (Palo Alto College) - instructions for getting a card are here:

TexShare Card Information

Note that borrowers must abide by the lending rules established by the individual library being visited, not the circulation policies of the Palo Alto College library.

If you have obtained a TexShare card from another institution and are interested in borrowing materials from Palo Alto, note that you are limited to 4 items, with 1 renewal per item. Overdue materials cannot be renewed.

For more information, contact the Circulation Desk at 486-3555.

Participating TexShare Libraries


  • Converse Public Library (catalog)
  • International Bible College - Mckinstry Library (website)
  • Leon Valley Public Library (catalog)
  • Oblate School of Theology (website)
  • Our Lady of the Lake University of San Antonio (catalog)
  • San Antonio Public Library (catalog)
  • St. Mary's University of San Antonio (catalog)University of Texas at San Antonio (catalog)
  • Texas A&M University-San Antonio (catalog)
  • Trinity University (catalog)
  • Universal City Public Library (catalog)
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (catalog)
  • University of the Incarnate Word (catalog)

Search for other TexShare libraries throughout Texas

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