The Library has computer screen magnifiers, digital reading pens, handheld magnifiers, and reading machines available for patrons with low vision for in-house use. Patrons are asked to leave their Library card or picture ID at the Front Desk to use the equipment. Staff is happy to assist patrons in the use of the machines. Patrons who borrow these items are responsible for the full cost of the item if it becomes damaged or lost.
Books on Delivery (BOND):
Books are delivered weekly to residents of area nursing and retirement homes. Register by contacting us at (903) 237-1348.
The Library offers free computer classes. Registration is required. Check our calendar for upcoming classes. Call (903) 237-1350 to save your place in class.
The Library has 54 computers available for free public use as defined by our Computer Usage Policy. To log-in, use your Library card number and password. There is a 2-hour limit to usage per day, unless for educational or job-seeking purposes, You may extend your time at the Front Desk. Staff is available to help you with the computers or printers. Free computer classes are taught regularly.
There are 6 computers in the Children’s department for use by children or parents accompanied by their children.
There are 4 catalog computers next to the Adult fiction section and 2 catalog computers in the Children’s Department for patrons to use to look up items in the Library’s catalog.
The Library subscribes to a wide variety of databases providing free access to eBooks, newspapers, research articles, and online classes.
The Library provides free access to digital eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, Movies, TV Shows, Music Albums, Comics, and more! Visit our Resources & Databases page to learn more.
The Library does not have the item you are looking for? You can place an InterLibrary Loan and we will request it from another library for you for free.
The Library has a collection of historical newspapers and oil and gas field records available for viewing and printing on the Library’s 4 microfiche machines.
Moeschle Meeting Room:
The Cecile B. Moeschle Room is available for meetings year-round, accommodating up to 120 people. Facilities include tables, chairs, projection and sound equipment and a limited kitchen. The room is available free of charge for community use, under the following guidelines: nonprofit organization program is either educational or cultural in nature. An organization may reserve one time per calendar quarter, up to four times per year. Meetings are held during hours library is open. For reservations, please call (903) 237-1341.
The Library offers both black and white and color printing. You may use the printers by depositing money on your Library card at the Front Desk. Black & white copies: 25¢ per page. Color copies: 75¢ per page.
Need help finding your next read? Ask one of our staff for recommendations! For kids, check out Beanstack - a free, specialized service offers personalized book recommendations for your kid(s) based on their age, reading level, and specific interests, and also provides tools for learning to help build literacy at an early age.
Reading Room and Periodicals:
Read your favorite magazine or one of the local or national newspapers in the Library’s Reading Room. Back issues for magazines are held for 1 year. There is also an archive of older bound copies of magazines, such as Life and National Geographic. The previous month's newspapers are also available. Just ask at the Front Desk.
The IRS provides the Library with a small selection of tax forms. Library staff can assist you with finding forms you need online.
Texas Talking Books:
Having a hard time reading regular print? The Texas Talking Book program provides free loans of books and player machines to all Texas State residents who are unable to read standard print material due to visual, physical, or reading disabilities whether permanent or temporary. You may call the Library at (903) 237-1354 for more info and stop by the Library to pick up a free sign-up sheet.
Materials are available in different formats including audio (cartridge and online), Braille, and large print. Items are delivered right to your door and returned through the mail free of charge. The program offers more than 80,000 titles in fiction and nonfiction, plus 80 national magazines for adults and children. For more information, call toll-free in Texas 1 (800) 252-9605, or visit their website.
Patrons may bring their own laptops or devices to the Library and access the wireless internet by signing in to the network with their Library card and password. You may use the Wi-Fi without a card for 30 minutes.
The Library offers youth services and programs year-round, including Summer Reading Club, Story Times, Minecraft, Tutoring Tuesdays, LEGOs @ The Library, and a wide selection of reading, audio and visual materials for checkout.