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Any resident with a New Braunfels address can get a free library card. To get a library card in-person, come to the library with a government-issued photo ID (such as a driver’s license) and proof of residence.
You can also apply for a library card online here. You can apply for a card with full borrowing privileges by uploading a document such as your driver’s license; otherwise, you will receive an Internet card for access to eResources.
To access your account online, visit our online catalog and find the box in the upper-right corner that reads "Log in to library account."
Enter all the numbers from the barcode on the back of your library card (without spaces), and then enter your password/PIN.
If you can't remember your password, click in the "Password/PIN" box to bring up extra options; the last item should read, "Forgot your password? Reset it."
You can also call 830-221-4300 during business hours, or email us at email@example.com.
New Braunfels Public Library uses MyLIBRO as its library app provider. You can download MyLIBRO from the App Store or Google Play, select New Braunfels Public Library, and log in to browse the library's catalog, place holds on items, save your library card digitally — even remember your library account password.
Yes. If you have a Wi-Fi enabled device, connect to New Braunfels Public Library in your Wi-Fi settings.
We also offer wireless printing by website, app, or email. Find detailed instructions on our Technology in the Library page.
Check out the Library Calendar (or click on the Library Calendar tab on our main page). We offer programs for children, teens, and adults at both our main branch and the Westside Community Center.
Please note: Many events require registration, which you can do online through our calendar or by calling us at 830-221-4300. All library events are free to the public.
Books, Audiobooks, & CDs4 weeks (with 1 renewal*)
New Books & New AudiobooksDVDs2 weeks (with 2 renewals*)
*Materials that are eligible for renewal will be automatically renewed at noon on their due date. Materials can also be renewed by phone during normal business hours or online anytime. Materials on reservation by other library cardholders are not eligible for renewal.
Late Charges: The New Braunfels Public Library has been fine-free since February 2020. Patron accounts will be blocked from further checkouts when one or more items on the account reaches 14 days past the final due date. If items remain out past 14 days, the item will be considered "lost" and the patron will be billed a replacement fee for the item. If the patron returns the item, the block and the charge on the account will be lifted.
Lost or Damaged Items:
Borrowing Privileges: If items remain checked out on a card 14 days past the final due date, the cardholder will not be allowed to check out more items. Overdue reminders are sent automatically by phone, text, or email when materials are one week late.
Reserves: Every patron may place 15 items on reserve.
Returning Materials: You can return your library materials by dropping them in the outdoor bookdrop next to the large blue doors on the East Street side of the building or in the indoor bookdrop inside the front doors of the library by the Service Desk.
Materials that are eligible for renewal will be automatically renewed at noon on their due date. Materials can also be renewed* in person at the library, by phone during normal business hours, or online anytime.*
*As long as items are not on reserve for another patron. Materials on reservation by other patrons are not eligible for renewal.
Yes. When an item remains checked out 14 days or more past its final due date, use of the library and its services will be denied.
We allow checkout of 50 items per person.
The New Braunfels Public Library has been fine-free — no late charges for overdue items — since February 2020. Library accounts are blocked from further checkouts when one or more items on the account reaches 14 days past the final due date.
If items remain out past 14 days, the item is considered "lost," and the cardholder will be billed a replacement fee for the item.
If the cardholder returns the item instead of making the payment, the block and the charge on the account will be lifted.
Yes! Our library subscribes to Overdrive, rbDigital, and Freegal, which provide access to free downloadable eBooks and audiobooks. You can check out all of our digital resources- even search for digital titles- through our catalog page here.
The library subscribes to over 60 electronic resources, including "Overdrive," "cloudLibrary," "Hoopla," "Flipster," “Pronunciator,” "Learning Express," and “Infobase Cloud Learning.”
We also provide a wealth of resources through the Texas State Library’s Discover Texas program.
All of our resources are easily accessible through the Catalog page tab on the library’s homepage- just sign in and explore!
If you have a current library card, simply log in to your library account and scroll down till you see the heading "Is the library missing something?" Please choose "Yes" when asked if it's ok to borrow from another library, as a small postage fee applies. Enter as much information as you can about the item (author, title, format, fiction or nonfiction, part of a series, etc.). You can request three ILLs simultaneously.
If you would like assistance with an ILL request, please stop by the Help Desk.
2932 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, New Braunfels, TX ?
View Larger Map The Westside Community Center holds a small collection of library materials, as well as computers for public use.
Yes. The library offers faxing, copying, and scanning at a self-serve station near the computers. Copies are currently free unless over 50 pages. After 50 pages we charge our normal amount of 0.10/page for B & W and 0.50/page for Color.
Due to COVID-19, all meeting rooms and study rooms are for staff use only.
The New Braunfels Public Library meeting room is available to non-profit groups for educational, cultural, governmental and informational community meetings and programs. No library space will be available for commercial purposes, fund raising, or sale of items. The library also offers two study rooms for individual and small group study. They may be reserved for up to two hours of use per day either by calling 221-4300 or in person. For more information, see the
The New Braunfels Public Library accepts donations of books, movies, and other assorted media only. Donations may be added to the collection or they may be sold in the Friends of the Library bookstore or at the Friends of the Library annual Book Sale.
If you have two (2) boxes of materials or less to donate, you can bring them to library during opening hours. Park at the library's outdoor book drop, call 830-221-4300, and staff will come out to assist you.
If you have more than two (2) boxes, please give the library a call to arrange the donation prior to arrival.
Do I get a tax receipt?You can request a tax receipt upon time of drop-off.
Can I keep my bags/boxes?Yes, but please let us know when you call so we can bring out the appropriate cart to move your items.