What if the library does not have the item I want?
If the library does not own the item, you have two options:

1) Place the item on the patron suggestion list hanging in the library or use our online suggestion form here. Library staff will refer to this list when they next order items. It is not guaranteed that we will buy everything you place on the list, but we will seriously consider it.

2) Ask to place an Inter-Library loan. The library will then try to borrow the item from another library in the U.S.

Both of these options may require that you wait several weeks for your item to come in.

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1. Who can get a library card?
2. What do I need to get a card?
3. What computer/printing services does the library offer?
4. What is the password to my library account?
5. How many items can I check out, and for how long?
6. I forgot my card. Can I still check out items?
7. What if I have a card at another library? (TexShare)
8. Can I renew borrowed items?
9. Can I place holds on items in the library collection?
10. Why is my card blocked / expired?
11. What if the library does not have the item I want?
12. Does the library accept donations / memorials of items / money?
13. Can I volunteer at the Library?
14. Does the Library have a Friends Group?