luLibrary NameLibrary CityDate of UpdateIs your facility open to the public?Are you providing curbside or drive through services?Our library is closed to the public but staff are responding to phone calls and emails.Our library is closed and we are not able to provide any services at this time.Is statewide interlibrary loan (ILL) service available to patrons?Is the library distributing TexShare cards?Is the library accepting check-outs on TexShare cards?Local COVID19 Resources Page LinkComments
PublicAlicia Salinas Public LibraryAlice08/27/2020YesYesYesNoNo
PublicAllen Public LibraryAllen08/27/2020YesYesYesYesYes has emphasized the importance of flexibility in offering programs and services and continuing engagement with our community.
PublicAllen Public LibraryAllen03/10/2021YesYesYesYesYesNew services: virtual programming, take-and-make kits, grab and go activities. a mobile checkout system, and a new document scanning station.
PublicAlpine Public LibraryAlpine09/03/2020YesYesYesYesYes
PublicAlvarado Public LibraryAlvarado09/15/2020YesYesYesYesYes
PublicAlvord Public LibraryAlvord09/02/2020YesYesYesYesYesAlthough I was able to continue working throughout the time, I offered only curbside service for about 6 weeks, then opened for restrictive access for a month, and now am open with shortened hours for limited numbers at a time.
PublicAmarillo Public LibraryAmarillo05/07/2021YesYesYesYesYestexas train
PublicChambers County Library SystemAnahuac03/10/2021YesYesNoYesYes aren't happy with limited library services. We are definitely needed even in the midst of a pandemic...But people have been very grateful and have let our community leaders and government leaders know that.
PublicAndrews County LibraryAndrews08/28/2020YesYesYesNoNo
PublicBrazoria County Library SystemAngleton08/27/2020YesYesYesYesYes library accelerated our plans to introduce curbside service. We also introduced virtual programming which will continue even after the crisis is past.
PublicEd & Hazel Richmond Public LibraryAransas Pass08/27/2020NoYesYesNoYesYesYes
Henderson County Clint W Murchison Memorial Library
Athens08/27/2020YesNoYesNoNoWe have added virtual programming and started a YouTube channel--both we will keep moving forward.
Henderson County Clint W Murchison Memorial Library
Athens01/19/2021YesNoYesNoNoTemporarily reduced hours. Temperature checks required for entry mandated by county judge.
Henderson County Clint W Murchison Memorial Library
AcademicConcordia University TexasAustin10/26/ Note Covid19 information on top of main page.Please note visitors must register both at the front gate and when entering the library. Visitor access is subject to change. Call ahead for information 512-313-5050.
BranchAustin History Center LibraryAustin08/28/2020NoNoYesNoNoNoNoThe library is not directly providing information, but the City of Austin is at this URL:
PublicLake Travis Community LibraryAustin08/27/2020NoYesYesNoYesYesYes
PublicWestbank Community Library DistrictAustin08/27/2020NoYesYesNoNoYesYes

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Book bundles and printing service have been well-received.
PublicAustin Public LibraryAustin09/16/2020NoYesYesNoNoYesYesThe City of Austin is providing COVID19 resources at the link below:
Austin, like other cities, has been severely impacted economically. The tourism and music industries, in particular, have been negatively affected. The live music scene, for which Austin is known, has ceased. Hopefully, this is temporary. In addition, the pandemic has revealed inequities in Austin including both health and digital divides.
To assist the community the Austin Public Library has partnered with Austin Public Health in offering COVID-19 testing in two locations, both in communities of color. And, beginning September 8th, approximately 40 AISD students will spend their day in one of two branches, both in underserved areas, and attend classes virtually.
To meet programming needs, APL launched a video platform known as APL+. These short videos, accessible through our website, feature singalongs, book-talks, tutorials for our Virtual Library, and more. Also, APL staff launched a Job Portal featuring resume and cover letter writing, how to search for jobs, and 1:1 scheduled meetings with APL interview coaches.
PublicWells Branch Community LibraryAustin10/26/2020NoYesYesNoNoNoYes
PublicAustin Public LibraryAustin03/11/2021NoYesYesNoNoYesYes
PublicLake Travis Community LibraryAustin03/11/2021NoYesYesNoYesYesYes
PublicAzle Memorial LibraryAzle03/10/2021YesNoYesYesYes
PublicBalch Springs Library - Learning CenterBalch Springs08/27/2020YesYesYesNoNoWe have taken all services virtual, will have no in person programs for the foreseeable future, we have an increased social media presence and we have a reduced staff. My staff have become proficient at providing virtual programs. We are only open 20 hours a week right now, but hope to increase that soon.
PublicBalch Springs Library - Learning CenterBalch Springs03/11/2021YesYesYesNoNo provide virtual services. Limited computer use. Socially distancing tables/chairs. Quarantine items upon return. Planning hybrid SRP for the summer.
PublicBay City Public LibraryBay City03/01/2021YesYesYesNoYesWe have started virtual programming. Patrons seem to really like the option for curbside, so we plan to continue it indefinitely. We held two "drive thru" character events (Santa and Cat in the Hat) with a great turnout - event included a library to go bag and chance to meet the characters safely from their cars.
PublicBeaumont Public Library SystemBeaumont08/31/2020YesYesYesNoNoWe have been open throughout the pandemic. We developed cub side and more online content
PublicBee Cave Public LibraryBee Cave08/27/2020NoYesYesNoNoYesYes have added outdoor storywalks for our storytime population, virtual performers for kids, virtual book club for adults. We have restructured our website and added readers advisory tools and tutorials to make our materials more accessible, and are planning some outdoor programs for the fall.
PublicLena Armstrong Public LibraryBelton03/11/2021YesYesYesNoNoif asked, send to CDCWe did have story time on Facebook for awhile but viewers dropped off. I think children are getting tired of being on the computer, so we have put that on hold for now. We did have craft sessions on Facebook for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Any programs that we do consist of a program in a bag. Each has a craft consistent with the theme, a small token (pencil, bookmark), treat that is wrapped, and sometimes a book. They seem to go over well.
PublicLena Armstrong Public LibraryBelton05/03/2021YesYesYesYesYes
Our community has really pulled together and it is nice to see among all the bad news.
PublicBenbrook Public LibraryBenbrook09/04/2020YesYesYesYesYes
PublicBenbrook Public LibraryBenbrook03/10/2021YesYesYesYesYesResumed all library services. Study rooms available for public use. Meeting room is being prepared for resumption of public use. Will begin surveying community to determine their desire to resume library sponsored in-person programming. Will continue virtual programming for the foreseeable future.
PublicReagan County LibraryBig Lake08/27/2020YesYesYesNoNoSince COVID-19 affected us, patrons using the library is very low, all programming has been cancelled until further notice from our commissioners, and our seating/tables for the public have been removed.
PublicBlanco County South Library DistrictBlanco08/27/2020YesYesYesYesYes are currently restricting the times we are open to the public, but the porch pick-up service is highly popular. We have worked on adjusting to the times and creating more of a virtual presence for our community. We lend hotspots for those working or attending classes from home. There has been a learning curve to presenting online programs and conducting virtual meetings, but it gives us great future capabilities. We plan to expand our support to the community through lending technology and growing our e-resource collections.
PublicBlanco County South Library DistrictBlanco03/10/2021YesYesYesYesYes a rural library, we never considered doing virtual programing before the pandemic. Since last year we have had Zoom meetings, streaming storytimes, and online reading programs. In some ways we are reaching more people than before.
PublicPatrick Heath Public LibraryBoerne08/31/2020YesYesYesYesYes have gone virtual with programming. We were able to pivot and provide assistance to our Chamber of Commerce and participate in the creation of a stimulus program for local businesses and non-profits. We have found that opening services slowly and deliberately has been very successful.
PublicPatrick Heath Public LibraryBoerne03/12/2021YesYesYesYesYes have been very successful in opening safely since June 1 with hygiene measures and remote technology helps. As of March 10, we have opened meeting spaces and other rooms, added more computers, and seating.
PublicBonham Public LibraryBonham08/27/2020YesYesYesYesYesYes
PublicBooker School/Public LibraryBooker03/10/2021YesNoNoYesYesWe have lost a monetary supporter of our library because the entity had to cut its budget. Unfortunately, they decided to cut their support to our library- 1/3 of our public budget.
PublicBowie Public LibraryBowie09/08/2020YesYesYesYesYes
PublicNancy Carol Roberts Memorial LibraryBrenham08/27/2020YesYesYesYesYesWe have had to think all of our face to face services, especially with tech help. This has caused us to take a step back and prioritize the true community needs and scale back on much of what we used to offer. It is unlikely that we will ever re-open to as many hours and services as we had before the pandemic, at least for several years.
PublicBrownsville Public LibraryBrownsville08/27/2020NoYesYesNoNoNoNoWe have adapted to provide virtual programs
PublicBrownwood Public LibraryBrownwood08/27/2020YesYesYesNoNo
PublicBuda Public LibraryBuda08/31/2020NoYesYesNoYesYesYes
PublicBuda Public LibraryBuda10/16/2020YesYesYesYesYes
PublicBuda Public LibraryBuda11/12/2020YesYesYesYesYes
PublicMammen Family Public LibraryBulverde11/20/2020YesYesYesNoNo
PublicBurkburnett LibraryBurkburnett08/27/2020YesYesYesYesYesWe have noticed a decline in the amount of patrons we have coming into the Library since we have reopened the Library to foot traffic. Hopefully as time goes by we will see an increase. We started Virtual Storytimes for our children during this time since many of them are not able to come to the Library.
PublicBurleson Public LibraryBurleson08/27/2020YesYesYesYesYes
PublicBurleson Public LibraryBurleson03/11/2021YesYesYesYesYes love offering curbside service and we plan to keep that going. We will also continue some virtual programming for families who cannot come to our facility for in-person programs.
PublicCameron Public LibraryCameron08/27/2020YesYesYesNoNoState, county, and city information distributed.
PublicHemphill County LibraryCanadian03/11/2021YesYesYesYesYes
PublicCanyon Area LibraryCanyon03/10/2021YesYesYesYesYes
PublicTye Preston Memorial LibraryCanyon Lake09/03/2020NoYesYesNoYesYesYesCopier, computer, and printing inside the Library by appointment only.
PublicTye Preston Memorial LibraryCanyon Lake03/10/2021NoYesYesNoYesYesYesWe will keep our mask requirement in place. In considering reopening to the public, we will likely keep in place the same protocols and policies we had when we did so in October-December 2020, before the numbers made us decide to go back to curbside only.
PublicCarrollton Public LibraryCarrollton09/15/2020YesYesNoYesYes virtual programming and Grab & Go kits (adult & kids). Re-allocated resources from physical materials to digital. Increased WiFi footprint to parking lots and began circulating mobile hotspots.
AcademicPanola CollegeCarthage09/21/2020YesNoYesYesYes
PublicSammy Brown LibraryCarthage08/28/2020YesYesNoNoYes
PublicZula B Wylie Public Library in Cedar HillCedar Hill08/27/2020YesYesNoNoNoWe are open to the public with limited capacity and services. All of our "sit-down" furniture has been removed. Computer use is only for 30 minutes at a time. All services are "come and go" style. Beginning Sept 1st, we will begin a delivery service for people who cannot come to us (shut-ins, older patrons, sick, etc).
We are not doing any programs which is normally our biggest focus for the community. Everything is now done on social media. Our library has been looking at what our community needs and trying to adapt and fulfill their needs in a virtual or contactless way.
PublicZula B Wylie Public Library in Cedar HillCedar Hill12/11/2020YesYesYesYesNo
PublicCedar Park Public LibraryCedar Park11/20/2020YesYesNoNoNo
PublicCedar Park Public LibraryCedar Park03/12/2021YesYesYesYesYes checkout service and virtual programs have been well received, and we will likely continue them going forward regardless of local health conditions or pandemic status.
PublicChandler Public LibraryChandler08/27/2020YesYesYesNoNoWe remained 'open' during the initial quarantine answering the phone and providing curbside. Full service resumed May 1 with restrictions. We have not had any problems and our community is appreciative of our services .... our circulation is about 75% of what we recorded in 2019. Because of space issues we have only one public access computer operating but this has not been a problem.... our regular 'surfers' are not coming as much.
PublicCharlotte Public LibraryCharlotte08/30/2020YesYesNoNoNoProgramming has been affected, with no summer reading program. I did make up take and make packages for kids to pick up and take home, as well as giving out free books and reading logs with small prizes.
PublicCisco Public LibraryCisco08/28/2020YesNoNoNoNoSmall library owned and maintained by a women"s club. Only open 2 Days a week Wed. and Fri. 12:30 to 5:30. Fear may have to close at the end of this because of lack in funding
PublicRed River County Public LibraryClarksville08/27/2020YesYesYesYesYes
PublicNellie Pederson Civic LibraryClifton08/31/2020NoYesYesNoYesNoYes
PublicClyde Public LibraryClyde08/27/2020YesYesYesNoNo
PublicColdspring Area Public Library IncColdspring08/27/2020YesNoYesNoNo
PublicMitchell County Public LibraryColorado City11/23/2020YesYesNoNoNoWe are doing social distancing in the library, including the public computers. The community has been really good about social distancing and we have had few complaints about it.
PublicMitchell County Public LibraryColorado City03/11/2021YesYesYesYesYes
PublicNesbitt Memorial LibraryColumbus03/02/2021YesNoYesNoNoYes, on our website: provide support regarding the quarantine materials going forward.
PublicNesbitt Memorial LibraryColumbus03/10/2021YesYesYesNoNo
PublicCommerce Public LibraryCommerce08/27/2020YesYesYesYesYes have shortened our hours to allow for cleaning and to minimize risk for staff. We are scheduling no in-person events. Our programming is virtual only.
PublicMontgomery County Memorial Library SystemConroe08/28/2020YesNoYesNoNowww.countylibrary.orgLimited, lobby-only service for picking up holds, research/retrieval of materials, and computer use by appointment are currently available. Access to stacks for "grab-n-go" scheduled to begin 9/8. All staff members are wearing masks and will have face shields provided. Customers will be asked to follow TX Dept. of Health & Human Services Checklist for ...Library Visitors. Virtual programming for SRP reached over 93K persons; 2020 SRP registrations at 1/3 of previous years.
PublicConverse Public LibraryConverse03/11/2021YesYesYesYesYes one of three libraries open in the county (one of which is only open one day a week) we are seeing huge needs for computers. We don't require appointments.
PublicCozby Library and Community CommonsCoppell08/28/2020YesYesYesYesYesWe're not receiving many inquiries related to the pandemic itself, mainly for impacts to Library and other City services. This page was set up by our City's communications office:

Our page of Library-specific updates is here:
Increased reliance on technology for information and communication has magnified the digital divide and exacerbated the impacts of excessive screen time. On the bright side, our virtual programs have been able to reach community members who hadn't participated in library events previously, and in some cases, actually allowed for an even more hands-on experience (e.g. cooking classes can be participatory instead of just demonstrative).

Change management practices have been vital. Expectations are upturned and questions are abundant, so open communication about the rationale behind changes and updates is essential for the health of the team and the relationship between the library and the community.
PublicCopperas Cove Public LibraryCopperas Cove08/31/2020YesYesYesYesYes
PublicAlexander Memorial LibraryCotulla03/11/2021YesNoYesNoNo
PublicCross Plains Public LibraryCross Plains09/14/2020YesNoNoNoNoIt has slowed down our children's programs and our patrons a little bit but we are trying to hold steady.
AcademicSouthern Methodist UniversityDallas08/28/2020NoYesYesNoYesYesYes
PublicDallas Public LibraryDallas08/27/2020NoYesYesNoNoYesYes

In Dallas we've been fortunate to have a talented staff who were able to pivot most of our programs to an online platform, including our all our adult learning classes. We have developed very popular kits that families can pick up for take home STEM activities as well as art engagement. We've are conscientiously archiving and collection the history that is happening around us from a Covid podcast where the public can share their experiences to taking donations of the plywood with local art on them that covered broken windows after the resent demonstrations. Library staff have also stepped up to work with our Office of Homeless Solutions and Housing Depts. during Covid-19.
PublicDallas Public LibraryDallas10/27/2020NoYesYesNoYesYesYes programs, resources, etc.:
PublicDallas Public LibraryDallas03/10/2021NoYesYesNoYesYesYes are in the planning stages for reopening for limited access and computer use, but don't have a solid date yet.
PublicJones Public LibraryDayton09/14/2020YesNoYesNoNoThrough the city.
PublicJones Public LibraryDayton03/11/2021YesYesYesNoNoThere has been an increase in the circulation of digital materials.
PublicDeSoto Public LibraryDe Soto11/20/2020YesYesNoYesYes
PublicDecatur Public LibraryDecatur09/15/2020YesYesYesNoNoVirtual Adult Programs from SCORE-Dallas for small businesses, Legal Aid of Northwest Texas on various topics, Master Wellness Certified staff members on nutrition and healthy eating, and Wise Health Center for Emotional Wellness on mindfulness.
Virtual Children's Programs--Little Learners Live resumes weekly, with a bag of books, rhymes, and craft materials that each parent can pick up to extend the learning.
PublicDeer Park Public LibraryDeer Park08/28/2020YesYesYesNoNoWe have added curbside pickup for those times when opening was not possible. As a rule we take almost anything that is not nailed down out to the patron at the curbside pickup. Our mobile printing service has gotten a lot of use. Our reference section is very small these days, but we allow even in house materials to circulate for short term loans. As of today, we are in the process of reopening for browsing and limited computer usage.
PublicVal Verde County LibraryDel Rio08/27/2020YesYesNoNoNoHttps:// which updates community information on COVID-19.We changed in-library Summer Reading Programs to virtual and curbside offerings. We closed down our Children's Area and re-purposed rooms for curb-service, sanitizing and quarantining returned items, distanced public computers and spaced Circulation Desk staff with laptops, installed plexiglass at Circ and Reference Desks, limited number of users in library at one time, required masks for all, took temperatures twice a day for all staff, encouraged frequent hand-washing and use of gloves for staff, installed additional hand sanitizing stations, worked from home at times, promoted the library wi-fi which can be accessed 24/7 from library, patio, courtyard, and parking lot, held book sale for teachers at school start, placed a cart of free books for each "Free Book Friday," have continuous promotions and programs via our Facebook page, keep in touch with local educators and newspaper reporters, reinforcing that the library is still here and can accommodate their needs in a slightly different manner.
PublicVal Verde County LibraryDel Rio03/11/2021YesYesYesYesYesUp-to-date information from City and County sources on COVID-19 on TV screens when library is open.
Complete closure for 8 weeks, re-open with limited occupancy, no in-person programming, hand sanitizer, gloves, masks, temperature taking for staff, reduced overall expenditures resulting in not making MOE, increase in curb-services, including SRP, online programming, recently opened Children's Area with reservation only protocol, eliminated hydration station and coffee kiosk, reduced number of public computers, used laptops in large conference room as backups, spread out everything including circulation desk area, installed county-crafted plexiglass shields where necessary, sanitizing book returns, constantly cleaning study rooms, public computers and just about everything. Public has been very understanding, few complaints or problems about masks, etc. Staff is committed to community safety, resulting in even more comradery among us and try to instill that positive attitude with patrons.
PublicEast Travis Gateway Library DistrictDel Valle08/27/2020NoYesYesNoYesNoNo
PublicDriscoll Public LibraryDevine09/03/2020NoYesYesNoNoYesYes
PublicDriscoll Public LibraryDevine10/06/2020YesYesNoYesYes
PublicDriscoll Public LibraryDevine12/28/2020NoYesYesNoNoYesYes
PublicDriscoll Public LibraryDevine01/19/2021NoYesYesNoNoYesYes
PublicDriscoll Public LibraryDevine04/27/2021YesYesNoYesYes
PublicDickinson Public LibraryDickinson03/11/2021YesYesYesYesYes library closed a second time in January due to the new variants and our city having a large spike in cases. We just opened back up this week and plan to phase in services throughout the remainder of March and April. Summer programming will be a hybrid of online and in house programming with numbers being limited. Our City is still requiring masks in city facilities for both Staff and Community. Our curbside service has been embraced and appreciated by our community and has a steady use. We have all learned that it is necessary to be flexible and think of more "out of the box" programming. The challenge has been met and answered by our staff. We are looking forward to providing our outreach services as soon as we can and building a strong community connection with their local library.
PublicDonna Public LibraryDonna09/15/2020YesNoYesNoNoNo