Paris Public Library

Effective at closing today (Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 8 p.m.) the Paris Public Library will be closed to the public until further notice.

Staff will be available to answer your phone calls and emails.  Items may still be returned through either of the outside book drops.

Public access computers will not be available at this time.

We will be offering “curbside service”.  You can take advantage of this service by calling (903) 785-8531 or e-mailing to provide a list of the items you want to check out.  Please include your library card number when you make a request.

Up to five items may be checked out at a time. Please check the catalog to make sure your items are available. The staff will collect, check out and package your items, then notify you when the items are ready to be picked up.  Curbside pickup will be available from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. You will have up to 24 hours to pick up your library package.

We are sorry for any inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding.

Library Hours

Monday9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Loan Periods

Loaned ItemLength of Loan
Books3 weeks
Audio Books3 weeks
Best Sellers1 week
Videos1 week

COVID-19 Information

As a preventative measure to help limit the spread of COVID-19 (the coronavirus), some library services will be limited or discontinued for the foreseeable future. 

There will be no Library programs or use of the Gallery Meeting Room.

Public computer access will be limited to one hour per person per day.  This is subject to change in an effort to socially distance.  

Still available at this time will be checkout of materials, telephone reference service, copy and fax services, and WiFi.  In addition, our online resources such as Overdrive and RB Digital, Scholastic Teachables and Miss Humblebee’s Academy are available. 

We understand that this may be an inconvenience to many, but we are committed to doing what we can to protect the health and well-being of our patrons and the community.

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Story Time Dates

All Story Times have been cancelled until further notice.

See Children’s Page for more info

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Library of Texas TexShare Databases

Homework help for students, health information, business information, biography and genealogy, as well as literature and archival information. Call library at 903-785-8531 for card verification. Get started using the databases.

Kindle, Nook and iPad Training Available

The Paris Public Library is now offering training sessions for use of the library’s electronic resources using the Kindle Fire, Nook HD and the iPad. If you would like to schedule a session call Ron or Priscilla at 903-785-8531

Access Your Library Account Online

Check which items you currentlyne have out, check due dates, renew items and place holds on items. If you did not register a password when you signed up for your library card, call the library at 903-785-8531 to set up your password. Access your account.

Public Fax Service

Paris Public Library now offers public fax services. Rates are 25 cents per page for local and 50 cents per page for long distance.

Free Wi-Fi

Paris Public Library now offers Wi-Fi Internet Service during library hours.

March Agenda for the Library Advisory Board