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History (General)

Research guide for History

Distance Students

To our students in other cities - just because you aren't taking your classes at the main campus, does not mean you can't use Robert R. Muntz Library resources! This page will provide information on InterLibrary Loan and TexShare, as well as how to virtually visit with your librarian.


TexShare is another service that allows you to borrow items from other libraries. However, you will browse and pick up your items at the lending library.

Fill out the TexShare card application from the library website. You can scan and email the application to the circulation desk (, but you must use your Patriots email account to do so! Your card will be mailed to you.

With your card you can borrow from most university and public libraries in your area. Please note that you may need a UT Tyler ID in addition to your TexShare card. For specific information on the borrowing privileges, use this page to find libraries near you. Once you have selected a library, click on the "See TexShare Card Lending Policy" link to find out what you need to bring with you, how many items you may borrow, and how long you can use them.


Sometimes email or talking on the phone just isn't enough to get answers to your research questions. The solution - we can Zoom! With this free software we can see each other through web cams and share our screens so you can more easily see what the librarian is doing (and vice versa). Contact your librarian to set up an appointment!

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