Library Cards & My Account

If your library card is set to expire, we have auto-extended your card to not expire until the library reopens. Dates will be updated as we receive more information about the library’s closure. As of now, we are officially closed through March 21, 2020 while City officials monitor the status of COVID-19. We hope to provide everyone with more updates soon.

Eligibility


Any adult that is a Texas resident and over the age of 18 is eligible for a card. Children between the ages of 3 and 18 may be issued a card, but must have a parent or guardian sign for them. The child must be present when the card is issued.

Documents to Bring


There must be 2 forms of documentation:
  • Photo ID (driver's license, school ID, etc.)
  • Something dated within the past 30 days with your name and current address (utility bill, auto insurance card, voter's registration, etc.)
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Renew Materials Online


  1. Go to the online catalog on the library website
  2. Type in your library card number as the Username and your PIN as the password. If you have not established your personal PIN, enter 1234. (We suggest you change your PIN to a number you will remember. Please see below for instructions on how to do this)
  3. Click Log In
  4. Click on "My Account" at the top of the page
  5. Click on Items Out / Renewals
  6. Click on either "Renew All Items" or "Renew" next to the specific items you would like to renew

Renew Materials By Phone


  1. Call the Library at 936-291-5472
  2. Ask the staff member to renew your materials
  3. After hours, leave a voice mail with your name and phone number. Be sure to spell out your name.Your materials will be renewed for you
Items may be renewed 2 times online. An item may not be renewed, either online or by phone, if there is a hold on it.

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Place a Reserve


Materials may be put on reserve for pick-up at another time. Reserves may also be made for titles soon to be released, but the title must already be in the catalog before an online reserve can be placed. Place a reserve by going to the online catalog and logging in to your account. Locate the title through search, click on the title, and then click "Reserve this item".
 
Once a reserve is ready for you to pick up, you will be contacted by phone, text, or email based on your user preferences. You will have 3 working days in which to pick up the item. If it has not been picked up in 3 days, your name will be removed from the list and the next person will be called.

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In Person


At the Circulation Desk, ask for an acquisition form. Complete the form and return to the staff. Please use 1 form per item. A request does not guarantee the item will be purchased, but you will be notified if the item is purchased and placed in our collection.
 

Email


You can email the City Librarian, or other staff found in the Staff Directory.

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Purpose


The purpose of this policy is to provide consistent, unbiased service to all Library customers, to accommodate the needs of all customers whenever possible, and to provide guidance for Library staff. To view the policy, visit the Public Library Policies and Procedures Manual (PDF), Page 13.

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