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As of Monday, May 10, 2021, Library hours of operation will be:
Monday & Thursday: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
No appointments are needed, the Library building will be open with Covid-19 protocols in place. 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.
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, Saginaw and Blue Mound. 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 libraries in Fort Worth, Keller, Haltom City, Burleson, 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.
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 overdue materials or fines 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 joint computer catalog (Fort Worth, Haltom City, Keller, Richland Hills, Burleson and Watauga). Non-residents are limited to Watauga Library materials only. Requests are placed at the Checkout Desk, Reference Desk, Youth Desk, or may be placed online.
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.
Grades 1 to 6 may receive help with their homework at our Homework Help Center on Tuesdays, 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm and Thursdays, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, during the school year. Call 817.514.5866 for more information. The Library also has its own adult English as a Second Language tutoring program. Call 817.514.5865 for more information. The Brainfuse online service offers live tutoring, job coaching and an Adult Learning Center.
Yes, we do have Internet available for the public with Watauga or MetrOPAC (Fort Worth, Burleson, Haltom City, Keller, and Richland Hills) library cards. A networked printer is available at 25 cents per page for color copies or 10 cents per page for black and white copies. We also have a mobile print service. You can use your personal computer or mobile device and email directly to your library’s print system; for black & white firstname.lastname@example.org, for color email@example.com.
The Library has many ESL classes. Classes vary based on availability of teachers and space. Please call the Library at 817.514.5865 or come to the Reference Desk for more information. All classes are free.
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Email, and Computer Basics classes are taught when staff or volunteers are available. Classes are advertised in the Library's monthly newsletter, and on the Library 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 and Sundays closed.
The Library may accept teens and adults who need to work community service hours for a variety of reasons including honor society requirements and court-ordered service. 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 817.514.5865 for more information.