NTLC & Online Catalog

North Texas Library Consortium
Thirteen libraries in Texas have gone live with Evergreen, the robust, highly scalable open-source library automation software, creating a shared Evergreen catalog representing nearly 100,000 registered users. Equinox Software Inc., the support and development company established by the original Evergreen developers, provided bumper-to-bumper support for the migration and is now providing round-the-clock ongoing technical support.

The newly formed North Texas Library Consortium (NTLC) is a resource-sharing project by the North Texas Regional Library System. This is the first known shared Evergreen catalog in Texas.

Borrow Books
Patrons can access the library catalog system from home, where they can place books on hold, request to borrow books for free from the following 13 libraries, as well as renew books. To place an item on hold and to renew your items, you will need a valid Saginaw library card and a password. For more information, please contact a librarian by calling (817) 230-0300.

The 13 libraries in the consortium include: Alvarado, Bridgeport, Decatur, Justin, Kennedale, Krum, Lake Cities, North Richland Hills, Ponder, Roanoke, Saginaw, Sanger, and Westworth Village. The new system automatically prints overdue items monthly and will send emails reminding patrons their items are due. To learn more about the libraries in the consortium visit the NTLC Website.

Search the Online Catalogs
  • Advanced search - Perform an advanced (author, title, subject, or keyword) search with limiters (book, video, audio, etc.) for items located only at the John Ed Keeter Public Library.
  • Basic search - Perform a basic keyword search for items located only at the John Ed Keeter Public Library.
  • Search everywhere - Search for items in the John Ed Keeter Public Library and the participating libraries in the consortium. You can place a hold on other libraries' items to have them shipped to the Saginaw Library for free. To place an item on hold, you will need a valid Saginaw Library card and a password. For more information, please contact a librarian by calling (817) 230-0300.