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How to Get a Card:

  1. Patrons must show a current/valid picture ID to receive a library card.

  2. Effective January 1, 2020, library patrons living outside the City limits will be asked to pay $25 for an annual membership or $15 for a six-month membership to support Library operations. City residents, who support the library through property tax, are eligible for a library card at no additional charge.

  3. Kids and teenagers may apply for their own cards (there is no minimum age). However, a parent or guardian must sign their child’s registration card and must present the signed card in person to the library. Parents must show a current/valid picture ID. Parents or guardians are responsible for all materials checked out by their children.

  4. Children and teens have access to the internet when they get their own card. Parents, please add your child's name to your card if you do not want your child to have internet access.

  5. If the address on the ID is incorrect, the patron is required to show additional proof of residency, such as a lease, bank statement, insurance card, or water bill.

  6. Patrons may have a delay of up to 48 hours to receive their new library card.

  7. Replacement of a lost card results in a fee of $1.00.


Loan Periods:

All materials circulate for three weeks and the library is fine-free. Patrons may renew materials in person, over the phone (512-332-8880), or online by logging into their account. Materials may be renewed twice as long as there is not a person waiting to get the material. Materials may be returned inside the library during business hours. The outside book drop is open 24 hours a day and is located on the east side of the library.








1100 Church Street / P.O. Drawer 670 / Bastrop, Texas 78602 / 512-332-8880 /

The mission of the Bastrop Public Library is to enhance people's lives by providing services and access to resources in a safe and welcoming environment.

The Mission of the City of Bastrop is to continuously strive to provide innovative and proactive services that enhance our authentic way of life to achieve our vision.