Huntsville Public Library

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New Library Software

To improve library services, Huntsville Public Library is switching to new library software on Wednesday, September 20. Polaris will provide a better user experience for patrons and staff alike. To prepare for the migration, library services will be limited from September 15-20. Current cardholders may continue to check out items but will be unable to access their online account, renew materials, reserve library materials, or renew their accounts.  Items due during this time have been extended to September 22, 2023. Account PIN numbers will be temporarily reset to the cardholder’s birth year.

As part of the change,  our catalog website will be changed on September 20, 2023. The new link is https://huntsvilletx.librarycatalog.info/polaris/.

Between the Pages

Did you read the Latest edition of Between the Pages?  Click here to read the August 2023 edition.

Donated Materials:

The Huntsville Public Library will accept donated items such as books, DVDs, music CDs, or books on CD with a signed Item Donation Form provided by the Library. We are only able to accept a maximum of ten (10) donated items at one time.  The Library does not accept donations of items such as magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, textbooks, dictionaries, or items deemed to be in poor condition.  The Library is also unable to accept items dropped off on library grounds or items donated through our Book Drops.  For more information, please call 936-291-5472. We thank you for your generosity.

Additional ways to continue enjoying library resources:

Our collection of free ebooks and audiobooks are still available to patrons through Libby. To better assist our patrons and encourage literacy, the library will allow people who have less than $5 in fines to access this free digital resource. 

Learn a new language from the comfort of your home! Access Pronunciator for free using the library’s subscription. 

Due Dates & Item Renewal:

The Book Drop is open. Patrons may call the library at 936-291-5472 or text GABBIE at 936-274-7204 if they need assistance with their library account or interlibrary loan items.

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Electronic Resources

Libby

Libby — Piney Woods Digital Consortium

Downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, and movies!


Logo for TexShare Databases

TexShare Databases

Includes thousands of full-text magazines and newspapers, WorldCat (35 million library records), Science and Literature databases, on-line encyclopedias, etc., For more information click here.


Logo for Fold3; Military History & Genealogy Archives

Fold3; Military History & Genealogy Archives (Use this link if you are at one of the computers in the library).

Fold3; At Home Access (Use this link if you are using library WiFi or are at home).

When asked for a barcode, use your library card number.

Fold3 offers the web’s premier collection of original military records, gathering the best U.S. military records, photos and stories from the Revolutionary War to more recent conflicts.


Logo for Pronunciator

Pronunciator

A fun and free way to learn any of 163 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more. 

To learn how to set up a Pronunciator account, click here. 


Logo for Ancestry.com Library Edition

Ancestry.com

A comprehensive online source of information for conducting genealogical research.


Logo for American Ancestors — New England Historic Genealogical Society

American Ancestors — New England Historic Genealogical Society

Access to more than 200 million records for New England, New York, and beyond.




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