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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 and Policies
General Library Use:

For information on getting a library card, click here.

  • Books, Audiobooks, CDs, and Non-Fiction DVDs:

    2 Week Checkout

     

    DVDs:

    1 Week Checkout

    Launchpad Tablets:

    2 Week Checkout (max. 1 week renewal)

     

    Great Courses Sets:

    3 Week Checkout

  • Our current checkout policies are:

    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 Cards have a

    limit of 2 books.

    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. 

     

    Helpful Hint:

    Audiobooks, CDs, and Non-Fiction DVDs count as books against your checkout total.

      

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    A note about DVD check outs by Under-18 Cardholders:

     

    On September 3rd, 2019, the library's checkout policy was amended.  The current checkout policy for cardholders under-18 is:

    • By signing the library's form for a minor to get a card, parents and guardians acknowledge that they understand:
      • Their child has access to the library's full collection and resources, including movies.
      • They are responsible for materials checked out on their children's cards and that is it is not the responsibility of the library to monitor or approve their children's selection of materials, even if they have not accompanied their child to the library.

    Minors who were issued library cards before September 3rd, 2019 remain under the prior checkout policy, which required parents to give permission for their children to check out movies of certain ratings.  A parent or guardian may request in writing that their child be switched to the new policy, should they wish to do so.

  • 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.
  • 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

    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*

    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.

  • 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.

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
  • 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.
  • 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).

  • 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:
  • 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.  


    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.

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.


  • Refrain from engaging in actions that could result in damage to the facility.
  • Please notify authorities, staff, or police if you witness someone vandalizing or otherwise damaging the property.
  • Physical assault and verbal abuse, including the use of insulting or threatening language to patrons or staff, will be cause for removal of offending party or parties, and could result in legal action.
  • Public intoxication or acting under the influence of drugs is prohibited.
  • Other illegal actions subject to prosecution under penal laws of the state of Texas are expressly forbidden.
  • Loitering and sleeping are not permitted on library property.
  • Smoking is prohibited inside the building and within twenty feet of the entrance.
  • Weapons, offensive clothing, bare feet, running, and loud/disruptive behavior are not permitted.
  • Eating and drinking beverages other than water in a closed container are not permitted inside the library.
  • Service dogs are admitted, but other animals are to remain outside the building.
  • Library personnel are not responsible for unattended children and will not provide baby-sitting service.
  • Authorities may be notified if children are left unaccompanied for lengthy periods and/or on repeated occasions.
  • Police will be called to escort unattended children or other individuals unable to arrange for transportation when the library closes. They will be taken to the police station.
  • Only employees, volunteers, or other authorized persons are permitted in library work areas.

 

Violation of any rule in this policy may result in exclusion from the building and loss of borrowing and computer privileges. 

Sanger Public Library Policy for Unattended Children

Approved by Sanger Public Library Advisory Board, with revisions and additions from city attorney.

11/12/19

 

 

Sanger Public Library welcomes children to use the library and encourages parents to bring them. Responsibility for the welfare and behavior of children rests with the parent or guardian. While library staff members will make every effort to respond with care and concern, they cannot, nor is it their responsibility to, serve as child care providers.  Children ages eight (8) years and younger must be accompanied by a responsible adult or family member in the library.

 

Unattended Children During Library Hours:

A child five (5) to eight (8) years old may attend a special children’s program while a parent or guardian waits in another part of the library. The parent or guardian must rejoin the child immediately after the program’s conclusion, or sooner if there is a problem that needs to be addressed.  

 

If library staff is unable to locate the responsible adult or family member after a reasonable time, the staff member will call the police department.   

 

Children are required to abide by the library’s behavior guidelines.  Children ages 9 years and older acting in a manner not in compliance with the Library’s rules of conduct will be asked to correct their behavior and warned that if they continue to behave in a disruptive manner, they may be asked to leave.

 

If a child under the age of twelve (12) is asked to leave the library and cannot or will not leave, the parent or guardian will be contacted by phone and notified that the child must leave the library. If the child is not collected by the parent or guardian within a reasonable time, or if the parent or guardian cannot be reached by phone, the Sanger Police Department will be called.

 

Children Left Unattended at Closing Time:

Library staff will attempt to contact the parent or guardian of an unattended child fourteen (14) years old or younger. If two staff members are able to stay for a reasonable time after closing, they may wait for a responsible person to arrive.  Depending on their ability to stay, they may wait between 15-30 minutes before contacting the police department. Staff members will leave once the police have arrived and made contact with the child.

 

The police will take the children home if there is a responsible adult present or take the child to the police department or an officially designated safe place until a parent or other responsible adult can get the child.

 

If a child under the age of thirteen (13) is repeatedly left unattended at closing time, law enforcement or Child Protective Services may be notified.

Sanger Public Library Daycare Attendance Policy
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!

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(8/15/16)

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:

  • Library staff members will not provide direct supervision of children in the library and are not responsible for unsupervised children.  It is the responsibility of daycare providers to actively supervise the children in their care. 
  • Daycares visiting the library are expected to have an adequate number of care providers available on site for the number of children they are bringing to the library.
  • Daycare providers should be familiar with the Sanger Public Library Behavior Policy.
  • While we encourage children to browse the library, we appreciate the help of care providers in ensuring that books are properly cared for.  If you or a child has pulled a book from a shelf and are unsure of where it goes, we appreciate it being brought to the desk to ensure it is reshelved in the correct location.
  • Daycare providers are expected to follow all pertinent State of Texas, Denton County, or City of Sanger laws that govern childcare services.

 

Attending Events and Programs sponsored by Sanger Public Library

  • Daycares must contact the library by phone (940-458-3257) to request permission to attend a program or event no less than 48 hours in advance of the event
  • Sanger Public Library will consider various logistics such as age requirements and event capacity when evaluating requests to attend events or programs.  Daycares must be prepared to provide the following information: 
    • An accurate count of the number of children expected to attend
    • Information about the ages/grade level of the children
    • The number of staff or care providers expected to accompany their children
  • For groups of children larger than seven, Sanger Public Library requires at least two care providers are on site when attending events or programs. For some programs such as certain craft activities, the child/provider ratio may be lower.  
  • In the event that the number of children a daycare plans to bring significantly changes, the library should be notified by phone no less than one hour before the program begins.
  • If a daycare is attending certain types of programs (e.g., a craft activity), daycare providers may need to actively participate in the facilitation of that program for their children.
  • It is the responsibility of daycare providers to actively supervise the children in their care during events.
  • Sanger Public Library is not obligated to approve daycare requests and may deny permission to attend for any reason.  Sanger Public library may also only give conditional approval (e.g., may not exceed 10 children or must have more than 2 providers present).
  • While we seek to be as accommodating as possible, daycares that do not contact us in advance or bring a significantly higher number of children than indicated may be turned away on site.






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

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