The Nelson Memorial Library participates in two reciprocal borrowing programs, available to all students, staff, and faculty at SAGU: TexShare and the Association of Christian Librarians.
TexShare: This program allows users to borrow items from almost all Texas libraries free of charge (each library sets their own policy for how many items users may check out). This is especially useful for Distance Education students residing in or near Texas who can easily drive to a nearby university library, for example; the TexShare card enables the student to checkout books from that university library where they normally could not. Users interested in obtaining a TexShare card may contact Vanessa Washburn in person on the first floor of the Nelson Memorial Library, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 972.825.4766.
Association of Christian Librarians (ACL): The ACL Reciprocal Borrowing Program is made up of 59 participating libraries across the continental United States (as of 2/14/2018). Like the TexShare program, the ACL program allows users to borrow materials from other ACL libraries free of charge. You may see the entire list of participating libraries here. Of specific relevance to students residing near SAGU's Waxahachie campus, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth and the Paul Quinn College in Dallas participate in this program. SAGU users could check out materials directly from either of these libraries without having to go through our Interlibrary Loan program. Users interested in obtaining an ACL card may contact Vanessa Washburn in person on the first floor of the Nelson Memorial Library, or by email at email@example.com or by phone at 972.825.4766