What is MetroShare?

MetroShare is a community of 11 area North Texas libraries that have agreed to share an online catalog, to allow cross-borrowing, and to offer courier service to transport books between libraries.   

Which Other Libraries Are Members?

MetroShare member libraries include:  Benbrook Public Library, Burleson Public Library, Decatur Public Library, Forest Hill Public Library, Haltom City Public Library, Haslet Public Library, Keller Public Library, Richland Hills Public Library, Roanoke Public Library, Sagniaw Public Library, and Watauga Public Library.  

What Does This Mean for Me As a Patron?

As part of the agreement, your library card will be honored inside the library of any participating member of MetroShare.  You can also order items from those locations and they will be sent via courier service to our location for you to pick up. The process can take about a week to 10 days, sometimes longer depending on where the item is coming from and availability. Some libraries do have some restrictions on lending. 

What if MetroShare Doesn't Have the Item That I Am Looking For?

If a MetroShare library doesn't carry the item, or no library can lend it due to how new the item is, there are a few options available. If the item is too new, you might want to look at suggesting an item to us for purchase. If the item was published over 6 months ago, and you don't mind waiting for the item you can try requesting it through the Texas Group Worldcat Interlibrary Loan System. You'll use the same login information to access Worldcat as you do to access our online catalog.

Where Can I Get Started Looking for Materials?

If you already have a library card, you can simply log in to our online catalog. Search for what you are looking for, and use the Place a Hold link to start the process of requesting materials from the consortium. When the item comes in you will be notified.