About The Library

Mission Statement
To provide the community with equal access to physical and virtual environments that support and encourage lifelong learning and enrichment.
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The first public library in New Braunfels was founded in 1928 and began with a shelf of books in a room in a downtown building. It has evolved from this small beginning to a city-owned library with over 107,000 items and a range of services for adults and children.  The library became a department of the City of New Braunfels in 1971, offering free library service to residents within the city limits.  Non-city residents pay a small annual fee for library services.

Local Plant Life
Curious about the plant life seen around the building?  Check out our Libguide Page dedicated to our local plant life.

Services & Programs
The library offers a variety of services, including scanning and faxing, public access workstations with Internet access, photocopiers, office software, educational games, and wi-fi.

Children’s programs include a baby rhyme time, family story time, bilingual story time, a "reading to therapy dogs" program, and an annual summer reading program.

Teen programs include a teen book club and writing group, an anime and manga club, a summer volunteer program, and book-related contests and games.

Adult programs include book discussion groups, computer classes, gardening programs, community yoga, film series, craft classes, and job skills workshops.

The Community
Along with serving many visitors to the community, the library has established itself as an inducement for economic development.