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Library cards are free to all Watauga residents. Proof of residence is needed when registering. Watauga Public Library has reciprocal agreements with North Richland Hills, Bedford, Hurst, and Saginaw. Cards will be issued to the residents of these cities at no charge, and residents of Watauga may receive a card from these libraries at no charge. Library cards issued from the MetroShare libraries in Benbrook, Burleson, Forest Hill, Haltom City, Haslet, Keller, and Richland Hills to their residents may be used at the Watauga Public Library. All other non-residents may obtain a card for an annual fee.
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Library hours of operation:
Monday & Thursday: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Curbside services will continue to be available until 30 minutes before closing. Curbside services include requested item pick-up, mobile print, faxing, and copying.
Call 817-514-5865 if you need assistance with research or placing items on hold. Please call 817-514-5864 for curbside pick-up.
There is a limit of 15 DVDs per card. Books are limited to 3 per subject. There are no limits on books except 3 per subject. On first use of a card, three items may be checked out.
Yes. eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eComics/eGraphic Novels are available through OverDrive via North Texas Libraries-On-the-Go and are easy to access via the Libby app. You will need a Watauga Library card to access these services. Click the Online Databases link on the Library main page to access these resources.
Each item may be renewed two (2) times. We offer an auto-renewal service for any items that do not have requests or if your account has no fees of $5.00 or more. Materials may also be renewed by phone at 817.514.5864 during library hours or through your on-line library account.
Yes, residents of Watauga may request any title that are listed in the shared computer catalog (Benbrook, Burleson, Forest Hill, Haltom City, Haslet, Keller, Richland Hills, and Watauga). Non-resident reciprocals are limited to Watauga Library materials only. Requests are placed at the Checkout Desk, Reference Desk, and Youth Desk, or may be placed online.
Yes, the Library has a self service kiosk or a library checkout staff will fax to any domestic fax numbers for patrons. The charge is $1.00 per page.
Watauga Public Library offers two types of preschool programming: Toddler Time for children ages 18 to 36 months and Story time for children ages 3 to 6. Both of these programs are regularly held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:00 am and 11:00 am respectively. Our goal is to provide children with an enjoyable library experience based upon books. We supplement our programs with stories, songs, finger plays, felt board displays and puppet shows.
Expanding the traditional role of children's services, a Family Place Library builds on the knowledge that good health, early learning, parental involvement, and supportive communities play a critical role in young children's growth and development.
Newspapers do not check out. We do check out most adult magazines and all children's and teen magazines (except the current issue) for three weeks. eMagazines are available via OverDrive and the Libby app.
Yes. We have books, CDs, DVDs, kits, and the on-line database Pronunciator. Our coverage extends to Spanish (both South American and Castilian), French, German and Italian. Additionally, we have resources to help Spanish-speaking youngsters learn English. Please call the Youth Desk 817-514-5866 with any questions.
The Brainfuse online service offers live tutoring, job coaching and an Adult Learning Center Monday-Sunday from 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm. The Library also has its own adult English as a Second Language tutoring program. Call 817-514-5865 for more information.
Yes, the Internet is available to the public with a Watauga or MetroShare (Benbrook, Burleson, Forest Hill, Haltom City, Keller, and Richland Hills) library card. A network printer is available at 15 cents per page for black-and-white copies or 35 cents per page for color copies. We also have a mobile print service by either downloading the free app EFI PrintMe Service, uploading your file to printme.com, or emailing your file as an attachment to email@example.com.
The Library offers a GED class during the school year, in association with the Fort Worth Independent School District. There are no GED classes in the summer. For information and to register, call 817-402-7555. GED instruction is also available online through the Learning Express Library database. A Watauga Public Library card is required to access this database. Please call 817.514.5865 to ask for the password to access Learning Express via the TexShare Databases.
Library ESL classes are provided by the Birdville Independent School District. Classes vary based on availability of teachers and space. Please call the school district at 817-547-5440 or visit the Reference Desk for more information. All classes are free.
Yes, we have Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher). Public computers DO NOT save work. You may bring your own flash drive to save your documents, or you may purchase one at the library. A networked printer is available. Printouts are 15 cents per page for black and white, or 35 cents per page for color.
We do not offer formal computer classes at this time, but you can always ask one of the librarians for one-on-one help.
Yes, if you have internet access at your home you may access the online catalog at https://catalog.wataugatx.org/ or from the library's main webpage.
You can search the catalog online from your home or call the Reference Desk at 817.514.5865 and the librarian will be happy to search for you. Hours are Mondays and Thursdays, 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturdays, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm and Sundays closed.
We are not currently offering volunteer positions for adults at this time.
The Library may accept teens who need to work community service hours for a variety of reasons including honor society requirements. All volunteer opportunities are contingent upon staff schedules. Potential volunteers may be turned away if all volunteer positions are full. In most cases volunteers work one 2-hour shift per week. Please call 817.514.5866 for more information.
In addition to the popular Pronunciator online and ESL classes, the Library has Ingles sin Barreras and a number of books, compact discs and DVDs to help you learn English and prepare for citizenship. Ask at the Reference Desk, 817-514-5865 for more information about classes or resources.