The Benbrook Public Library is hiring for a Library Assistant.
For more information and to fill out the employment application, please click here.
This year AARP will NOT be coming to Benbrook Public Library. They are only going to a very few libraries (we don't yet know which ones). For more information about AARP and their contact information, click on this link. The contact email is email@example.com and the toll-free number is 888-687-2277.
With the recent changes in regards to the mask mandates, we will be moving forward with further opening the library.
Masks are no longer required. We recognize personal responsibility for both staff and patrons and will not tolerate unpleasant behavior towards others. The library will be resuming our regular hours starting Monday, March 8th, which are Monday through Thursday, 8 AM to 8 PM, Friday and Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM. More computer stations will be available as well as library booths and laptops that can be checked out and used throughout the library. We will start evaluating in-person storytime and other programming soon.
Curbside will still be available during operating hours, and we will have hand sanitizer and gloves readily available at the library.
Sure! There is a $1.00 replacement fee. We will need to verify your information, and then issue you another card with a new library card number.
It shows my card has expired, how can I renew it?
Sometimes if you call we can renew your card over the phone. If you have to update any information, or there are any other issues, you will need to come in to the library to renew your card. Be sure and bring your library card and driver’s license or state-issued ID.
What is my PIN number?
Your PIN number is the last four digits of your library barcode. If you log into your account online, you have the option of changing your PIN. Just know that we do not have access to your PIN, and if you forget it you will need to call the library and we can reset it for you.
How do I place a hold on an item?
Search for the item in our catalog on our homepage at the top of the screen. Log in, with your library barcode number on the back of your library card, and your PIN (the last four digits of your barcode).
On the right hand side, select Place a Hold.
When the item arrives back to the library, we will notify you either by email or text.
If you have any issues, please call us and we can help you. 817-249-6632
How do I renew the items I have checked out?
Borrowed items may be renewed in person, by phone, or online on or before the due date. Renewal may be refused if there is a reserve on the item or a block on the account. If there is no one else on hold, or no blocks on the account, the item will auto-renew for one more checkout period.
My books are overdue. How much do I owe?
Benbrook Public Library is now fine free! Please make sure you look at the due date of the items and return them on time. Items are declared lost 30 days after the due date, and an invoice will be sent out for the lost item. If the item is not paid for in thirty days, the account may be referred to collections.
I have a block on my account. May I still check out items?
If you owe fifteen dollars or more, your account will be blocked and you will not be permitted to check out items until your fines have been paid.
Where can I return library items?
You may only return your Benbrook items to Benbrook Public Library at this time.
Yes, we have free public access computers available for both adults and children. To access the computers, you will need a Benbrook card. If you do not have a library card, you may obtain a free computer guest pass at the circulation desk. Computer sessions are limited to two hours, unless there is no one waiting, in which case extra time may be granted. You are limited to a maximum of three hours of computer use in a single day. The computers shut off automatically ten (10) minutes prior to the closing time of the library.
The library also has laptop computers available for in-house checkout. To check one out, you must provide a current driver’s license and a Benbrook library card. Laptops may be checked out for a maximum of two hours.
Can I print at the library?
Yes, you may print in black and white at a rate of 10 cents per page and in color at a rate of 25 cents per page. We also offer wireless printing, which allows you to print from your mobile device or from home, and pick up the print at the library. Discount pricing is offered on print jobs of 50 pages or more.
Does the library have a fax machine?
Yes. We offer free outgoing fax service to local and toll-free numbers. We are unable to send outgoing faxes to long distance numbers, and we cannot receive faxes. Postall, located at 9463 Benbrook Blvd, offers fax services for a fee.
How do I reserve a meeting room?
To reserve one of our small conference rooms or library booths, call ahead no more than two days in advance. You can also reserve a small conference room through our website on the homepage. We do have a larger meeting room available on a limited basis, since it is used frequently for library programming. Just click the button reserve a meeting room, or call the library to ask any questions.
I want to volunteer at the library. How do I sign up?
We’re always looking for and gladly accept volunteers, except during COVID! Please call us at 817-249-6632 to see if we are allowing volunteers. Thank you!
The library doesn't have the book I want. How can I get a copy?
If we don’t have a copy of an item you want, it is possible for us to order it for you via interlibrary loan (ILL). ILL is available to all Benbrook library cardholders and can be done in person, over the phone, or online. To request an Interlibrary Loan, please follow the link on our Interlibrary Loan page.
Can I get a TexShare card at the library?
Yes, provided you have a Benbrook resident or non-resident library card in good standing. For more information on the TexShare card program go to our TexShare page.
Do you have AR (Accelerated Reader) books and do you provide AR testing?
We do not separate out the books that are designated as “AR” by the accelerated reader program, however that doesn’t mean we do not own the title or cannot get it for you. Just let us know which title you need and we will find it for you. The library does not provide AR testing. This is a licensed program that your school has purchased.
There's a book I think you should have in your collection. How do I make a suggestion?
We welcome collection suggestions. To make a suggestion, you can either call the library or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does the library accept donations?
Yes. We accept donations. Any items that our librarians do not add to our collection are given to the Friends of the Library for their book sale. The Friends of the Library also has a booth at the Benbrook Antique Mall with books for sale.