Borrow Books, DVDs, etc.

Please note the COVID-19 changes below in red.

Loan Periods
Children and teen books: 21 days
Adult books: 21 days
New adult books:

  • 7 days-blue label
  • 14 days-yellow label
  • 21 days-red label

Audiobooks and music CDs: 21 days
DVDs: 14 days
Cake pans and kits: 21 days
Magazines: 21 days
Magazines marked “circulating” may be checked out for 21 days and are located inside the magazine shelving unit on the second floor. Magazines on the first floor are for in-library use only.

Reference materials and newspapers may be viewed in the library only.

All materials may be renewed one time online, by phone or in person, unless someone else has placed a hold on an item.

Returning Materials
Due to the COVID pandemic, our indoor bookdrop is closed. Please return all materials to our outdoor drive-through bookdrop, located in the 9th Street parking lot on the south side of the library.

We no longer charge fines for overdue library materials. If materials are overdue 60 days or more, the item(s) is considered missing. In that case, patrons are responsible for the cost of replacement. Come talk with us–we’ll work with you.

Request Materials
What can we get for you? Material requests for items we do not already have in our collection can be made through the catalog by logging in with your library card number and phone number or password. Staff members can also enter a request on your behalf. Items will be reviewed by a librarian, who will decide whether the library can purchase or interlibrary loan the item for you. Please note that only resident and non-resident cardholders are eligible to request items. Other card types including TexShare and GISD student cards, are not eligible for ILL.

Interlibrary Loan
In normal times, if we cant purchase an item to be a part of our collection, we offer interlibrary loan (ILL) services. ILL is a service where our library borrows materials from other participating libraries on your behalf. As of August 11, 2020, however, our interlibrary loan services are suspended and no new ILL requests are being accepted.