There is no charge to get a Sanger Public Library card and we have no residency restrictions, however we do have certain stipulations and requirements which are listed below:
Sanger Public Library is part of a consortium group with 13 other area libraries. Cardholders from these libraries can use their cards at Sanger Public Library. To see a map of these libraries and their locations, click here.
NTLC Consortium Libraries:
You may also check out material if you have a valid TexShare card from another Texas library... just ask for assistance at the desk!
Important note: Cardholders from other libraries may have limitations on checking out certain materials or using certain services, such as Inter-Library Loan and the checkout of Launchpad tablets.
Lost cards may be replaced for a $1.00 charge.
Even if your card is lost, you remain responsible for all library material borrowed on your account. If your card is lost and you are concerned about unauthorized use, please let us know as soon as possible; you may request that your account be temporarily blocked until a new card can be issued to you.
Helpful hint: sometimes we find lost library cards around the library or in returned books... if you haven't been able to find your card, be sure to check with us to see if we have found it!
Books, DVDs, Audiobooks, and CDs do not have late fees. Launchpad Tablets have a $1 per day late fee. (Please note: items checked out prior to January 31st, 2018 are still subject to late fees under the prior checkout policy.)
Please return or renew items by their due date! Cardholders will be notified of overdue items.
Effective January 4th, 2019:
Cardholders are responsible for lost or damaged items and will be charged the replacement cost of the item and any necessary processing fees. It may also be possible (and potentially lower cost) for a replacement copy to be provided in lieu of payment. Please ask for more information about replacement copies; the library is not obligated to accept replacement copies offered without prior approval.
Cardholder privileges are suspended until the balance of a lost or damaged item is cleared.
What are processing fees?
Processing fees ($5 per item) will be applied to offset the cost of supplies and staff time required to mend or process a replacement item.
If you have an item that is long overdue but not damaged, please contact us for more information and assistance: you may be able to return it without charge.
Books, Audiobooks, CDs, and Non-Fiction DVDs:
2 Week Checkout
1 Week Checkout
2 Week Checkout (max. 1 week renewal)
Great Courses Sets:
3 Week Checkout
Effective January 4th, 2019: New cardholders will have a first-time check out limit of 2 items. Full checkout privileges (below) become available upon the return of the first check out(s).
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Adult cardholders may have up to 15 books and 4 DVDs checked out at a time.
Under-18 cardholders may have up to 10 books and 2 DVDs checked out at a time.
For all cardholders: Large multi-disk DVD sets, such as TV series, are limited to one season (or set) at a time per household at a time. There is also a limit of 6 movies per household at a time.
If we do not have an item you're looking for, there are several ways we may be able to find it for you:
It is possible that one or more of the other libraries in the North Texas Library Consortium (NTLC) will have what you are looking for. You can contact us to request an item, or you can search the NTLC libraries through our catalog. When searching, simply click on the box that reads "Sanger Public Library" and select "North Texas Library Consortium" instead. Items requested by Sanger cardholders will be sent to Sanger Public Library. Getting an item from another NTLC library is free for Sanger Public Library cardholders, and most items arrive about a week after they are requested. Please note that some items may be unavailable to get from other NTLC libraries if they are too new or are currently checked out. Sanger cardholders may also check out items in person at NTLC libraries with their Sanger card.
Inter-Library Loan (ILL)*
Please contact us in person, by phone, or by email to start the ILL process. We can search libraries across Texas and the rest of the country to see if the item you are looking for is available. There is a charge for the cost of postage of the item (generally between $1 and $4). Please note: an ILL loan can take some time to complete... if your needs are time sensitive (such as for research or a school project), please contact us with your ILL request as soon as possible.
TexShare is a service of the Texas Library Association which allows a cardholder to directly checkout material from libraries in Texas that are not in their local branch system or consortium (there are more than 1,000 TexShare libraries!). To get a TexShare card, you will need to have a Sanger Library card in good standing and come into the library to apply for one. (FYI - each participating library has its own rules on TexShare checkouts, so be sure to consult each library on how to checkout materials with your Texshare card).
*ILL and TexShare cards become available after you have had a card (in good standing) for 6 months.
Items can be renewed by logging in to your account through the catalog, or by calling or emailing us. Most items can be renewed up to two times (Launchpads can only be renewed once, Great Courses Sets can be renewed up to 3 times). An item may not be renewed if it has reached the maximum number of renewals or if someone has placed a hold on it (this happens especially with new books). Items may not be renewed if they are 30 days or more overdue.
Our online catalog lets you browse and search our collection (as well as the collections of all the other NTLC libraries) and manage your account. Important features include placing holds on items, checking due dates, and renewing your checkouts.
Freading and Overdrive
Both of these are excellent eBook services that operate on a wide variety of e-Reader and tablet platforms. These services are free for Sanger Public Library cardholders.
Streaming and Downloadable music and music videos, free for Sanger Public Library cardholders.
We have 6 computers available for public use as well as 2 laptops (for in library use only). The library provides free WiFi during the hours that the library is open.
The Friends of the Library has on ongoing book sale in the library foyer. Hardbacks have a suggested donation of $2 and paperbacks have a suggested donation of $0.50.
The Friends of the Library also host an annual book sale which occurs during Sanger Sellabration (2nd Saturday of September).
Our meeting room is available during normal library hours to nonprofit organizations, educators, or other groups of 2 or more who are engaging in not-for-profit activity that fits within the library's policies. Library and City of Sanger events take priority scheduling, and other groups are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
For more information on our meeting room facility and how to reserve it, please read our full meeting room policy by clicking on "MEETING ROOM POLICY" tab at the top of this page.
Yes. We welcome walk-in donations up to four medium size boxes at a time. Larger donations may be accepted, but we ask that the donor contact the library in advance to schedule a drop-off time: this ensures that we have space and staff available to receive a larger donation. There are certain materials that are not accepted (such as encyclopedia sets, magazine collections, or damaged items) and the library reserves the right to refuse donations for a variety of reasons. For more information, please read our full donation policy.
NOTE: As there is limited on-site storage and all donations must be processed by staff, our donation policy may be occasionally altered in response to a high volume of donations. If you have any questions or would like to inquire about donating materials to the library, please call us at 940-458-3257.
Yes! Volunteers are welcome support for the library and can help with promoting the library within the community, fund raising, assisting with special events, and providing service in the library. Please visit our Volunteer and Donation page for more information.
We ask that you come during our normal business hours (M-Thu: 10am -6pm, Fri: 10am-5pm & Sat: 10am-2pm) and fill out a Community Service application. We will review it to confirm you are a good candidate (theft or assault charges are not accepted). We cannot guarantee a certain amount of hours. Work is dependent on how busy the library is and how many people are currently on the schedule. More information on Community Service can be found on our volunteer page.
Volunteers continue to support the library through promoting the library within the community, fund raising, assisting with special events, financial contributions, and providing service in the library. Please visit our Volunteer page for more information.
Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Library is a group of volunteers that help support Sanger Public Library in many ways. The Board of the Friends of the Library meets quarterly, and all meetings are open to the public.
The Friends of the Library is also who hosts our annual Book Sale in September at the Sanger Sellabration. Membership dues are $5 per year for one person and $10 per year for a family. Lifetime individual membership is $50. For more information, please visit our Friends of the Library page.
Donate historical items
The library tries to preserve all written materials about Sanger. If you have photographs, copies of the Sanger Courier prior to 1970, letters, diaries, Church Bulletins or anything else that you’d like to share that has to do with the City of Sanger, we welcome your contribution. If you are not willing to part with an original, we would be appreciate if you would allow the library to make a copy.
Meeting room equipment:
Ceiling mounted projector with Component Video and VGA inputs
Stereo System with Stereo inputs and Bluetooth audio connectivity
Local nonprofit organizations, educators, and groups of two or more individuals who would like to engage in a not-for-profit activity that adheres to the library’s policies may use the meeting room during the library’s normal operating hours through arrangements made with the library staff. Library and city sponsored events have priority, and other groups on a first come, first served basis. Before or after the library’s normal operating hours, the meeting room will only be available for city and library-sponsored activities and meetings.
Requests for use of the meeting room should not be made more than 30 days in advance. The application form should be filled out and signed by an official representative of the group.
Applications may be rejected and previously granted permission may be withdrawn at the discretion of the library director or authorized staff member for violation of the meeting room rules or conduct inconsistent with the library’s policies.
Rules for Use:
A driver’s license or $75 deposit will be collected before the room is used by groups not sponsored by the city or the library. The deposit will be returned if the room is left in clean and orderly condition (or in the same condition as it was in before the event). The person reserving the room is responsible for the condition of the room and its contents. An application form should be filled out and a staff member will let the individual or group in the room. When the meeting is over, a staff member will check the room and lock the door. If there is damage to the room or more extensive cleaning is required, a fee will be assessed to cover the costs of repair or cleaning.
The size of the group shall not exceed the maximum capacity of 50 persons. The room comfortably seats 30 or less.
The user is responsible for all table and chair arrangements.
The room should be left in a neat, orderly condition. If not, the group will be given notice that future access to the meeting room may be denied.
Smoking is prohibited in the meeting room or elsewhere on the library premises.
Advertising and the sale of merchandise or other materials related to a for-profit venture is prohibited unless specific approval is obtained in writing from the Director prior to the meeting (Examples of exceptions are book signings and educational events).
Only light refreshments may normally be served in connection with a meeting, although exceptions may be made with prior approval. No alcoholic beverages are permitted. The room must be left clean, including any kitchen equipment used.
Granting permission for the use of the meeting room does not imply the endorsement of the Sanger Public Library Director or Staff. The library cannot be responsible for loss or damage to exhibits or personal property left in the room. Neither the Library Board not the City of Sanger will be responsible for any accident or injury incurred during the use of the meeting room.
Thank you for your cooperation.
The policy below is for daycare organizations that wish to bring groups of children to the library or to library events. This policy helps ensure that both daycare groups and regular library users have the best possible experience at Sanger Public Library. Please contact us if you have any questions. Thank you!
Sanger Public Library is always delighted to have daycares join us at events or simply come to browse the library. We appreciate your assistance in adhering to these policies as it helps us ensure that daycares and regular library patrons alike have the best experience possible at Sanger Public Library.
Please review the following policies. We request that daycares return a copy signed by their owner, director, or manager to Sanger Public Library by email, fax, or in person the next time your daycare comes to the library. We greatly appreciate your help and look forward to seeing you in the library!
General Daycare Policy for visiting Sanger Public Library:
Attending Events and Programs sponsored by Sanger Public Library
LIBRARY BEHAVIOR POLICY
We ask that you follow our guidelines to make the library a place that everyone can enjoy. Thank you for your cooperation.
Violation of any rule in this policy may result in exclusion from the building and loss of borrowing and computer privileges.
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