Giddings Public Library and Cultural Center

Computer lab

We have 16 computers available for members to use. All of our computers run on Windows 10 and include the 2016 version of Word, Access, Excel, Power Point, and Publisher.

Study rooms

We have four individual rooms available for testing and studying. These rooms each have an individual desk and office chair, with an ethernet cable for a fast Internet connection. These rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Products and services

Library Services

Library card

To apply for a library card, simply bring in a valid state-of-Texas issued photo identification and proof of your current address. City of Giddings residents receive a free library card. Lee County residents pay $2, and Texas residents pay $10. The library-card issuing process takes about 10 minutes. Library accounts require a photo and are valid for two full years. Lost library cards may be replaced for $2.50.

Borrowing limits

Checkout limits

Renewals

Eligible library materials are automatically renewed on their due date if they have not been returned. You may also renew books by logging into your library account using our online catalog. Additionally, you can call to renew your books, or come by in person. There are four cases in which an item is not renewable: 1) The item is "new" to the library; 2) The item has already been checked out for 28 days or longer; 3) The item is on reserve for another member; 4) Your member account is suspended because of overdue items or outstanding fines/fees.

Overdue fines

Fines are $.25 per item per day.

Lost items

It happens--we all lose things ... and we're not mad when it happens! If you lose an item you checked out from the library, simply call and let us know. No overdue fines accrue on lost books. You simply pay the replacement value of the item, so we can repurchase it for the library collection.

Book donations

When space allows, the library accepts donations of books, records, and DVDs that are clean and in good condition. Books and DVDs must have been published within the last 10 years, unless they have specific historical value. All materials donated to the library are evaluated using the same criteria. Donated materials may be added to the library’s collection, contributed to the book-sale fundraiser, or donated to another organization. Occasionally, items are regarded as irredeemable and are discarded. Donors may request a receipt of donation; however, library staff will not estimate the value of donations. Donated materials become library property and are subject to the same maintenance and upkeep schedule as all materials in the collection.

We occasionally donate new and gently used books and magazines from our collection to local schools, elder-care centers, correctional facilities, doctor's offices and more. If you know of a need for donated materials, contact us for more information.