How do I get a card?
Library cards are available free of charge to all Texas residents.
Prospective borrowers must provide proof of address in the form of a valid Texas Driver's
License or government-issued ID.
Minors under the age of 17 may have a card with the approval of a parent or legal guardian.
What can I check out?
The Decatur Public Library provides a wide range of materials available for checkout including books, DVDs, audiobooks, libros en
espanol, and large print books.
Patrons may borrow up to twenty (20) books per card and four (4) videos or DVDs per household.
How much are fines?
Fines are .20 per day per book or audiobook and $1.00 per day per DVD.
How long can I check items out?
All books and audiobooks are checked out for two (2) weeks. Videos and DVDs are checked out for three (3) days.
Can I renew?
Books, audiobooks, and nonfiction videos may be renewed when there is no waiting list. You may renew items in person, by phone, or
The Library has reference materials and librarians available to provide reference assistance.
Internet Access and Computer Services
The Library offers free
access to computers with Microsoft Office products, games, and Internet access
to patrons on a first come first served basis. Please limit your time to an
hour if others are waiting.
It is important to note that information available on the
Internet cannot be monitored or controlled by library staff. Internet users must
accept responsibility for their choice of sites and the possible content
Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult
while using the Internet. Responsibility for the child's internet usage resides
with the parent or legal guardian.
Printing is available at a cost of $.20 per page.
Texshare Databases include resources from more than 4.700 magazines,
scholarly publications, and newspapers. These resources are accurate, current, authoritative, and
provide full-text articles from verifiable, subscription-only sources.The
information available through the Texshare Databases is NOT available on the Internet.
Access to the Texshare Databases requires a login and password available from your library.
The Library has popular magazines and newspapers and a cozy reading area. The Library also offers interlibrary loan services.
The Library has a public fax machine, a color photocopier, and a die cut
machine available for the public. There is a minimal charge associated with some of these services.