Yes, you can call, email, or stop by the library and ask questions. All of your questions are important to us, and will be answered quickly and accurately under the guidance of a Reference Librarian.
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To apply for a library card you must provide:
Only residents of Seguin and Guadalupe County may apply for an e-card. You may apply for an e-Card by completing the online application and emailing it to the Library. e-Cards only allow access to our electronic resources. Customers who do not have an existing account with the Seguin Public Library can apply for e-Cards during normal operation hours. For full library access, apply for a library card in person at any of our service desks.
Para aplicar por una tarjeta de biblioteca debe proveer:
There is no minimum age requirement for library cardholders. Young children may get a library card if they can write/sign their name on the application form and the library card.
No hay un requisito de edad mínima para los titulares de tarjetas de la biblioteca. Los niños pequeños pueden obtener una tarjeta de la biblioteca si pueden escribir/firmar su nombre en el formulario de solicitud y en la tarjeta de la biblioteca.
You may apply only for an e-Card online. Only residents of Seguin and Guadalupe County may apply for an e-card. You may apply for an e-Card by completing the online application and emailing it to the Library. e-Cards only allow access to our electronic resources. Customers who do not have an existing account with the Seguin Public Library can apply for e-Cards during normal operation hours. For full library access, apply for a library card in person at any of our service desks.
To obtain a library card with full borrowing privileges, you must apply in person. You can print and fill out the application form (PDF) in advance.
Out-of-County Residents must pay a privilege fee of $25 per year, unless they have a TexShare card from their home library.
The cost of replacing a library card is $3 per occurrence. You must provide one form of identification. The original library card will be invalidated. If your card is lost or stolen, let us know immediately. In cases of unauthorized use of a lost or stolen card, the cardholder will be responsible for all costs and charges.
Yes, library card privileges expire. They are valid for 1 year. You will be notified 14 days before they expire. Privileges can be renewed by phone and email as long as there is no change of residence and you are a resident of Guadalupe County. If you have changed residence, then you must renew in person with valid picture identification showing name and proof of current address in Guadalupe County. Non-Guadalupe County residents must renew in person and pay the $25 out-of-county fee. Non-Guadalupe County residents with TexShare cards must renew in person and present your current TexShare card from your home library.
Log into your account with your library card number and phone number or password.
You must first log into your account with your library card number and phone number. Under Account Info you may select to secure a new password.
You must call 830-401-2422 or email the Library to reset your account password. Please be sure to provide your library card number.
The library will send a courtesy 3-day notice before items are due. You will also receive an overdue notification by phone, text, or email once items are overdue .
Yes, once you log in to your account, under notifications you may select how you would like to be notified.
Yes, you can. Staff will pull reserves each day, usually first thing in the morning.
All materials, except Interlibrary Loans, may be renewed, providing there is not a waiting list for the item. Interlibrary Loans renewals are determined on a case-by-case basis. Call interlibrary loan (ILL) staff at 830-386-2584 for renewal requests.
For Seguin Public Library materials, late fees are $0.20 per day (maximum of $4 per item) and for Interlibrary Loan materials the late fee is $0.50 per day (no maximum)
If you lose or damage a material you will be billed the replacement cost plus a processing fee.
Yes, the minimum amount to pay with a credit card is $2.50.
The Library owns a collection of over 70,000 materials, including books, DVDs and audiobooks. The collection emphasizes popular adult fiction and non-fiction, as well as materials for children and teens. We continuously add new books, and are always interested in your recommendations.
Yes, the library has local history and genealogy research materials, such as Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps (microfilmed), family histories, yearbooks, historic photographs and microfilmed copies of local newspapers back to 1900. The library also provides onsite access to Ancestry Library Edition.
The library provides access to electronic resources such as TexShare, Ancestry Library Edition, Morningstar, Newsbank, Mango Languages, Brainfuse, RBdigital, RBdigital magazines, iCloud Library, Tumblebooks and Overdrive.
Yes, materials that are not owned by the library can be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan and in most cases the service is free.
Yes, the library has twenty-four public workstations with fast and direct connection to the Internet. The library provides Internet access with no age restrictions, so parents are encouraged to be involved with their children's Internet use. Please read the Library's Internet, Wi-Fi Access and Public Computer Use Policy (PDF).
Yes, the library offers free wireless access. To access the internet, simply launch your web browser and agree to the library's terms usage terms. The library staff is not trained to troubleshoot your wireless device—if you want to use this service, you are expected to be familiar with your own equipment. Please read the Library's Internet, Wi-Fi Access and Public Computer Use Policy (PDF).
Yes, the library has hotspots for checkout.
No, the library does not have headphones for public use. You can purchase a pair of earbuds at the library for $2.50.
Yes, you can scan documents at the library. You can scan to a USB drive, smart device, email, and to print. If you do not have a USB drive, you can purchase one at the library for $5.50.
At the library, you can send out faxes, but you cannot receive faxes. The cost of faxing is $1 per page, and cash only.
Black and white printing and photocopies are $0.15 per page and color printing and photocopies are $0.50 per page.
Learn about Library Donations.
The Seguin Public Library welcomes gifts and donations that support the mission of the library and serve to enhance library services and resources.
We accept new and gently used books and magazines for the Bookstore. Book donations are accepted Monday through Friday from 10 am to 3 pm.
Donations may also be submitted directly to the Public Library Foundation or the Friends of the Seguin Public Library. Both organizations provide funds to support the library's services and programs and are tax-exempt 501(c)3 organizations.
Read about the Friends of the Seguin Public Library Memorial and In Honor Program.
Yes, the library has 7 study rooms, 2 conference rooms and 1 large community meeting room. Ask library staff for more information or visit the Meeting Spaces section of the website.
Yes, we offer proctoring services. There is a $10 fee per test. Call the library for more information.
Complete the Volunteering form (PDF) and return it to the library. Based on your interests and answers, the appropriate volunteer coordinator will contact you after your application has been cleared by the City's Human Resources Department.