Huntsville Public Library

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Grab and Go Service 10.26.20

Library Reopening

Following the guidance of City officials, the Huntsville Public Library will reopen on Monday, October 26, 2020 under the modified hours of 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.  The library will only be able to accommodate fifty patrons inside the library at one time. Per Governor Abbott’s Executive Order 28, all persons must wear a mask unless they are under the age of 10 or have a medical condition. The library’s book sale will be open. Limited computer access will be available on a first come, first served basis. Limited computer assistance will be offered in an effort to maintain social distancing. Meeting room reservations will not be available, and the library’s reading furniture will be inaccessible. For more information, please call the library at 936-291-5472. 

FAQ During Closures

The library curbside service is now available.

Patrons may reserve library materials online through our catalog or may call the library at 936-291-5472 to request a specific title.  Once items are ready for pickup, patrons will be contacted. Patrons may pick up their items by ringing the library doorbell between the hours of 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays.  The doorbell is located next to the library’s main entrance. Please have your library card number with you when you come to pick up your items.  For more information, please contact the library at 936-291-5472.  

Additional ways to continue enjoying library resources:

Our collection of free ebooks and audiobooks are still available to patrons through Libby and OverDrive. 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 and Drive Thru are 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.

Donated Materials:

The library is not able to accept donated items at this time. While we appreciate your generosity, we ask that you wait to donate items until the library is open.

Thank you for your patience as we adapt to new ways of engaging with the community.

Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Huntsville. To apply, please visit the City of Huntsville website or click HERE

Please click HERE to view City of Huntsville Employee Benefits.

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Electronic Resources

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OverDrive — Piney Woods Digital Consortium

Downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, and movies!

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TexShare Databases

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

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Fold3; Military History & Genealogy Archives

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.

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A fun and free way to learn any of 80 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more.

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A comprehensive online source of information for conducting genealogical research.

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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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