Sanger Public Library
501 Bolivar St.
Sanger TX 76266
For information on getting a library card, click here.
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
Our current checkout policies are:
First-time check out limit:
Full checkout privileges are available upon the return of the first check out.
15 books and 4 DVDs at a time.
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.
Audiobooks, CDs, and Non-Fiction DVDs count as books against your checkout total.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Approved by Sanger Public Library Advisory Board, with revisions and additions from city attorney.
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 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:
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