General Information



General Information
The Hondo Public Library is a public facility funded by the residents of Hondo through their taxes. The Library is located on the corner of Avenue K and 20th Street. It is an accredited member of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC).

The Library collection consists of books for all ages, periodicals, audio books, DVDs, and newspapers. The collection also includes a local history area.

Special Collections include the Caregiver's Resource Center made possible by the Alzheimer's Association; the Celebration of Life Collection given in memory of Susan Porter Zuberbueler and Ginger Fohn by the Sigma Tau Sorority; Rotary, adult; Rotary, top 100 children's books; Rowland Collection in honor of Alex Rowland; the Fletcher and Roberta Hopp Davis Memorial Texana Collection.

Public Access Computers are equipped with a high speed connection to the Internet making it convenient for patrons to do research, homework, check e-mail, analyze stock and do job searches and applications. The software on the computers allow patrons to prepare flyers, brochures, invitations, resumes and other printed documents.

Children's Programs include StoryTime!, Tiny Tot Tales and the Summer Reading Program. 

Highlighting the summer months is the ever popular Summer Reading Program sponsored by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. The program begins the last week in May and runs through early July.

Library Tours may be arranged for schools, daycare providers, scout troops, and others by contacting the library at 830-426-5333.

The Portal to Texas History has made issues of The Hondo Anvil-Herald available online by clicking here to access.
More information about 'The portal to Texas History' and its partners is available by clicking here.

How to obtain a Library card
To receive a borrower’s card, a person must present one of the following forms of current identification:

  • Driver’s license/State ID*
  • Current utility bill (telephone, electric, water)
*Proof of address is required if (driver's license or state ID) card does NOT have current address.

Hondo Residents:
Persons who live in or own property inside the city limits of Hondo and have appropriate forms of identification are eligible for an initial library card at no charge.

Non-City Residents:
$15.00 Individual/Family membership annually

$10.00 Senior citizen (55+) membership annually

Why do I have to pay a membership if I live outside of the city limits?
The library operates under the support of the City of Hondo through revenue generated from citizens' property taxes and utilities. Although non-city residents may pay county taxes, this revenue is considered county income which does not support the library or local city government. We hope this will help in understanding the procedure used in acquiring a membership.

Fines and Fees

Books, Audio Books, ILL Books
$.10 cents, per day & per item
(Maximum of $5 per item)
 
Videos & DVDs
$1.00, per day & per item
(Maximum of $10 per item)
 
Prints and Copies
Black & White $.10 cents, per page
Color $1.00, per page
 
Out Going Fax
$1.00 per page, including cover sheet
 
Replacement Library Card
$1.00, per card
 

Charges for Lost or Damaged Material
If a patron loses a library item or damages an item so that further circulation is impossible, the patron will be charged the full replacement price of the item plus a $3.00 processing fee. This applies to books, audio books, DVDs and videos.