Welcome to Bellville Public Library

About Us

We would like to invite everyone to become a patron of the library. Membership is free and easy to obtain. Library cards are available to residents of Texas who are 18 and older. Only 1 card will be issued per address. Card applicant must authorize all card users. Minors 11 or older may be added to a parent or legal guardian’s library account. A driver’s license or personal ID number, and proof of address (POA) are required. The POA must be a bill listing your name and physical address that has been mailed to you within 30 days of requesting your card.  A PO Box is not an adequate proof of residency. 


Checkout

* Persons without a POA may set up a TEMP card and will have 30 days to provide the required information. After 30 days the account is considered invalid. Tex-Share cards will be accepted for out of county residents.

* Checkout includes the day you check out and the day you return. 

* Austin County Residents-25 total items may be checked out. 

*Non Austin County Residents-10 total items may be checked out. 

* Temp. Patrons 5 items only.  







What we offer

The library has a very popular Summer Reading Program for children 2  years old through 6th grade. During the months of June and July, we act  as host to several entertaining and educational programs, sponsor a  story hour one morning each week, and reward children for reading  achievements.
 

The Bellville Public Library has about 30,000 volumes, which includes  books, magazines, audio books, videos and various directories and  reference books. Many historical records relating to Austin County are  also available in different formats. Some examples are census rolls  (1850-1910), cemetery records, local newspapers (1904-2000), ships  passenger lists, maps and pictures.  We have a memorial program,  interlibrary loan program, income tax forms and an ongoing book sale, so  be sure to come by a visit soon. 


Computers 

Public access computers are available to all library patrons.  Patrons are required to acknowledge computer rules at the time Cassie computer account is set up.  All library accounts must be cleared of fines or overdue materials to use the computer. There is a 15-cent fee for each page printed. 


Free WiFi




Hours

Monday

 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm  

Tuesday- Friday

  9:30 am– 5:30 pm

Saturday

  9:00 am - 1:00 pm    

Sunday

  closed


***No items may be checked out 10 minutes prior to closing. All items are due prior to closing. 



Rockin Reader Programs

Rockin reader programs

Story-time w/crafts

Wednesdays @ 11 AM

June 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th


Movie Day w/Popcorn

Thursdays @ 2 PM

June 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th


Summer Reading festival

July 17th-20th

9:30 AM-12 PM

PERFORMERS WILL INCLUDE:

JULIAN FRANKLIN

CODY FISHER

BELLVILLE REFIT

GERSHON GORDON

And Many Many more & Lots of fun!


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