Texas Tech University

Library Cards

You may use any of the following ID cards to check out materials from TTU Libraries within your privileges.

  • A valid Texas Tech University Identification Card
Sample of TTU ID card
Sample of TTU ID Card
  • A Texas Tech University Libraries Borrower Card

sample of TTU Libraries Borrower Card

Sample of TTU Libraries Borrower Card

For a TexShare card holder, a user from South Plains College (SPC), Lubbock Christian University, members of Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), or members of Association of Research Libraries (ARL), TTU Libraries will submit a Texas Tech University Libraries Borrower Card upon your first visit. This card is valid for a year upon submission. You are required to use this Borrower Card as your ID card to use resources in TTU Libraries within your privileges.

Request / Activate Library Card

All TTU students, faculty, and staff have a record in the Library's Online System; however the record must be activated and linked to a Library Card.
The patron barcode number is required for access to many services at the TTU Libraries. The number consists of 14 digits, beginning with "21295", and serves as the identifier of your library record for all purposes. Few services can be performed until you have activated your individual patron barcode number.
You will be required to show your Tech ID/Library Card each time you borrow library material.
TTU students in Lubbock automatically receive a barcode number when they obtain a Tech ID: the barcode is on the back of the card. In order to activate it, you can either bring your Tech ID to the Circulation Desk, or submit an activation request online.
TTU Distance Learning students will need to fill out the form below and the card will be sent to you.

Contact Us

For more information regarding valid ID or loan periods, please contact the Circulation Department at (806)742-2265 or libraries.circulation@ttu.edu.