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Sanger Public Library

501 Bolivar St.

Sanger TX 76266

Monday-Thursday

10am-6pm


Friday:

10am-5pm

Saturday:

10am-2pm


Closed Sunday

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Contact Us:

Phone: 940-458-3257

 

email: libraryclerk@sangertexas.org

 

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Library FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions and other good-to-know information about Sanger Public Library and your library card below.

 

If you are looking for information about applying for a library card, please click here.

General Questions
  • Books, Audiobooks,

    and Non-Fiction DVDs

    DVDs, Blu-ray,

    Launchpad Tablets

    Great Courses Sets

    2 Weeks

    (up to 2 renewals)

    1 Week

    (up to 2 renewals)

    3 Weeks

    (up to 2 renewals)

  • New

    Cardholders...

    Adult

    Cardholders...

    Under-18

    Cardholders...

    First-time check out limit:

    2 items.

     

    Full checkout privileges are available upon the return of the first check out.

     Up to:

    15 books and 4 DVDs at a time.

    Up to

    10 books and 2 DVDs at a time.

     

    Student Cardholders have a

    limit of 2 books.

  • Yes!  You can call or email the library with a hold request, or place a hold yourself by logging into the catalog using your library card number and pin number.
  • 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.

  • Online Catalog

    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.

  • If we do not have an item you're looking for, there are several ways we may be able to find it for you:


    NTLC Libraries

    Sanger Public Library cardholders have access to 11 other area libraries in the North Texas Library Consortium (NTLC).  Requested items will be sent to Sanger Public Library; you may also check out items in person at NTLC libraries with a Sanger card.


    Inter-Library Loan (ILL)*

    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 small charge for the cost of postage (usually between $1 and $4).  Please contact us in person, by phone, or by email to request an ILL. 


    TexShare*

    TexShare is a service of the Texas State Library that allows cardholders to check out at Texas libraries that are not in their local system or consortium. 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.


    *ILL and TexShare cards are available to those who have an account (in good standing) for at least 6 months.

Library Cards & Accounts
  • Sanger Public Library is part of the North Texas Library Consortium (NTLC).  If you have a current library card from another NTLC library (listed below), you may use your library card at Sanger Public Library.

    • Alvarado Public Library
    • Aubrey Area Library
    • Betty Foster Public Library (Ponder)
    • Bridgeport Public Library
    • Decatur Public Library
    • Haslet Public Library
    • John Ed Keeter Public Library (Saginaw)
    • Justin Community Library
    • Krum Public Library
    • Lake Dallas Public Library
    • Roanoke Public Library

    If you have a valid TexShare card from your library, you may also use it at Sanger Public Library. TexShare is a service of the Texas Library Association which allows a cardholder at a TexShare participating library to directly checkout material from any other TexShare library across the state.

  • 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.

    • Any item(s) overdue for 14 days or more will prevent a cardholder from checking out additional material or using computers/eServices until the item(s) are returned or renewed. 

     

    • If an item is more than 30 days overdue it is no longer able to be renewed, however the item may be returned without penalty (as long as it is undamaged). Cardholder privileges are suspended until the overdue item is returned.

     

    • Items are considered lost and are eligible for replacement if they are 60 days overdue. Cardholders are responsible for replacing lost or damaged items and may be charged the replacement cost of the item or asked to provide a replacement copy.  If you have a long overdue item, please contact us for more information and assistance; depending on the replacement status, you may be able to return long overdue items without charge, provided they are undamaged.
  • 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 a damaged item 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.

In-Library Services and Meeting Room Usage

  • Yes!  

    • Copying/printing on 8.5x11 paper is $0.15 per page for Black & White and $0.50 per page for color. 
    • Faxing is $1 for the first page, and $.50 for each additional page.  Ask at the desk for assistance with our fax machine.
    • We have a scanner that can scan and save to a portable USB flashdrive/thumbdrive.  If you do not have a flash drive, ask at the desk - we keep a few spares on hand for patron use.  There is no charge for scanning.
  • Yes.  We have computers available for public use as well as free WiFi during the hours that the library is open.

    Those under 18 may use public computers with parental permission.


  • The library does not proctor exams.
  • While the library does not sell books, the Friends of the Library have an ongoing book sale in the library's 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).

     

    For more information about the Friends of the Library, click here.

  • We do not have a notary public.

    Many banks and realty offices have a notary. Mailbox/shipping stores also often have a notary available.  

  • Yes. 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.  Room reservations are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis, with Library and City of Sanger events receiving priority scheduling.

    For more information on our meeting room facility and how to reserve it, please read our full meeting room policy (below) or contact the library.
Community Service, Volunteering, & Donations:
  • 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. 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.  


    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.

  • Volunteering

    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.

Sanger, Texas City Hall
502 Elm St, Sanger, TX 76266
Phone: 940-458-7930

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