Huntsville Public Library

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FAQ During Closures

The library curbside service is now available.

Patrons may reserve library materials online through our catalog or may call the library at 936-291-5472 to request a specific title.  Once items are ready for pickup, patrons will be contacted. Patrons may pick up their items by ringing the library doorbell between the hours of 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays.  The doorbell is located next to the library’s main entrance. Please have your library card number with you when you come to pick up your items.  For more information, please contact the library at 936-291-5472.  

Additional ways to continue enjoying library resources:

Our collection of free ebooks and audiobooks are still available to patrons through Libby and OverDrive. To better assist our patrons and encourage literacy, the library will allow people who have less than $5 in fines to access this free digital resource. 

Learn a new language from the comfort of your home! Access Pronunciator for free using the library’s subscription. 

Due Dates & Item Renewal:

The Book Drop and Drive Thru are open. All current due dates have been extended until 9/1/2020. Patrons may call the library at 936-291-5472 or text GABBIE at 936-274-7204 if they need assistance with their library account or interlibrary loan items.

Donated Materials:

The library is not able to accept donated items at this time. While we appreciate your generosity, we ask that you wait to donate items until the library is open.

Library Card Expiration:

If your library card is set to expire between 3/17/20 and 10/15/20, we have auto-extended your card to not expire until 10/16/20. These dates will be updated pending further information about the closure.

Thank you for your patience as we adapt to new ways of engaging with the community,

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Electronic Resources

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OverDrive — Piney Woods Digital Consortium

Downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, and movies!


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TexShare Databases

Includes thousands of full-text magazines and newspapers, WorldCat (35 million library records), Science and Literature databases, on-line encyclopedias, etc.


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Fold3; Military History & Genealogy Archives

Fold3 offers the web’s premier collection of original military records, gathering the best U.S. military records, photos and stories from the Revolutionary War to more recent conflicts.


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Pronunciator

A fun and free way to learn any of 80 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more.


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Ancestry.com

A comprehensive online source of information for conducting genealogical research.


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American Ancestors — New England Historic Genealogical Society

Access to more than 200 million records for New England, New York, and beyond.




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