Library

Closed November 14-30

The library will be closed beginning Saturday, November 14th through Monday, November 30th while we move from the old half of the building to the newly constructed side of the building. We will reopen in the new half of the building on Tuesday, December 1st!

Due dates on library materials will be extended to December 1st, although you can still return materials to our outdoor bookdrop (and soon to our drive-thru bookdrop!) while we’re closed.

Items on hold that are not picked up before we close on the 14th will be extended and available to pick up on December 1st.

Don’t forget you can check out eBooks and eAudiobooks via Overdrive and the Libby app while we’re closed! 

Grab and Go / Front Porch Pickup

Grab & Go and Computer Use:

As of Wednesday, September 16, the library is open to the public Monday - Saturday from 12:00 to 3:00 PM and Sunday 1:00 to 3:00 PM for material checkout and computer use. Occupancy is limited to 76 customers, and there is no public seating in order to encourage visitors to come in, check out items, and take them back home to enjoy. 

Masks are required to enter the library for everyone over ten years of age. Children without masks must remain next to parent/adult in order to maintain distancing from other customers. Masks will be available at the entrance of the library for those who do not have one. For people who are not able to wear a mask or prefer to remain outside, Front Porch Pickup is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 10:00 AM and every day, seven days a week from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.

Front Porch Pickup:

1. Patrons can place items on hold through the catalog, via email at smpl@sanmarcostx.gov, or by calling 512-393-8200.
2. Items will be collected by library staff and then patrons will be notified via email or telephone that items are ready to be picked up.
3. Front Porch Pickup is only available Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 10:00 AM and Monday through Sunday from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.
4. When you arrive to pick up materials, you will call 512-393-8200 and staff will verify your identification, check out materials, and bring them to a table on the porch where you can pick them up.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help make San Marcos a great place to live by providing our citizens with access to an outstanding collection of library materials; entertaining and educational programs for all ages; fast, free computer, Internet, and information services; and comfortable facilities in which to read, relax, and connect with others. We strive to provide truly outstanding customer service and to promote reading and learning as vital, enjoyable, lifelong activities.