About the Library

huntsville public library
Serving Huntsville, Texas and the surrounding communities since 1967, Huntsville Public Library is recognized as an institution that strives to provide high-quality services for the community.
 
The Library hosts outstanding programming for children and adults, including a growing adult literacy program. Patrons can browse our shelves for the newest releases in book titles or choose from a variety of audio books and DVDs for entertainment.

Our public computers make technology just a click away and the online catalog is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for easy account management.
 
Visitors to Huntsville Public Library will find our friendly staff readily available to provide customer assistance.

Mission Statement


Huntsville Public Library provides the resources, classes and connections to educate and empower our community.

Vision Statement

Huntsville Public Library. . . Transforming Lives, Enriching Families, Building Community.

Goals


  • Encourage reading at all levels for lifelong learning
  • Inform, educate, entertain and culturally enrich the citizens of the community
  • Maintain a collection that communicates knowledge, ideas and experience reflecting the community needs, wants and use
  • Maintain a high standard of librarianship required by the state and area library levels
  • Partner with local organizations to provide for the service needs of the citizens
  • Provide a central facility adequate to meet the needs of the community in a location that offers optimum access
  • Provide a strengthened staff by encouraging professional development through state and area continuing education workshops

Collection Development Policy


The Library has created a policy governing the materials found in and purchased for our collection. The full text of this policy, including the criteria librarians use for selecting and deselecting materials as well as the steps to follow to challenge a particular item, can be found on our Collection Development Policy page.


Policy Manual


For the full text of official library policies, including Circulation policies, please view the Huntsville Public Library Policy Manual (PDF).