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M-W: 9am-7pm
Thur: 9am-8pm
Fri: 9am-6pm
Sat: 10am-5pm
Sun: Closed

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501 Sportsplex Dr.
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
512-858-7825

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Library Cards                  

 

Library Cards are free to residents of Hays County, Dripping Springs ISD and people employed within that area.

Students 17 and under need to have a guardian sign with them.  College students who attend school in Hays County but don't have a permanent address in the area need to provide a student ID.

Lost your library card? No problem.You may provide a photo ID (TDL, School ID, etc.) and we can check your books out that way. Come in and we'll get you a new one.

 Meeting Room

 

Dripping Springs Community Library has a quiet, light-filled meeting room and best of all, it's free of charge! This room has large tables and plenty of chairs. It can accommodate up to 25 people very comfortably. There is wireless, a television, VCR and DVD player, and a multi-media projector available for use. Additionally, a technical services assistant can help you setting up. Sign up Here.

Reserving Materials

 

Check the catalog for that new bestseller! Is the book you wanted checked out? You can reserve the book two different ways:

1. Reserve it at the Circulation Desk! All you need is the name of the book and your library card or ID!

2. Reserve online. Log into your account by clicking HERE. Use your library card number and your phone number without the area code or dash. It couldn't be easier!

Either way, we will contact you as soon as the item becomes available.

Inter-Library Loans

 

Can't find what you want in our library's catalog? It may be avaiable through the interlibrary loan program.  Ask at the front desk for more information.

 

There is a $2.00 charge on all items received to defray return shipping costs. Plan for up to four weeks to receive your request.
Be aware that book club requests may not arrive in time. There is a $2.50 charge for failing to pick up requested items.

Tex-Share Program 

 
The TexShare card program is a terrific borrowing program created by the Texas State Library.  The card is designed so you can borrow materials from any participating TexShare library!  Refer to TexShare Policy for eligibility.

Internet Access 

 

All patrons have access to the internet, free of charge.  

In our Children's Wing, we have additional computers providing games and interactive software to entertain and educate children.

Our facility also offers Wi-Fi for your convenience.

We are always here to assist patrons with computer questions. 

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Borrowing Materials

Borrowing periods:

Books and Audio Books: 3 Weeks.

Video, DVD and Music: 1 Week

Borrowing limits:

First-Time Users: 2 items the first time out of the gate. When you bring those items back you are up to regular status!

Regular Status: 10 items at any one card, including a maximum of 3 DVDs per card.

Inter Library Loans: A limit of 2 requests at any one time.

 

Fines

 

We charge 25¢ per day up to a maximum fine of $5 per item. If you lose or damage the item, other fees may apply.

If you lose your item, please don't bring in a new one. Libraries generally acquire items from vendors that are made to withstand lots of use. The charge for lost or damaged items is based on replacement cost, plus a $5.00 replacement fee (it covers the cost of shipping, processing and preparing the item for circulation.

 

Renewals

 

Do not rack up that 25¢/day if you can't make it in! Renew online! Get out your library card and your phone number and log in. You can do that 24 hours a day! You can also call us and we can do it over the phone!

Keep in mind that if there is a reserve on the item you have out, you cannot renew it.