Public Computers
Downloadable Books Assistance Printing
Obituary/ Newspaper Article Research Scanning
Interlibrary Loan Copy Machines
Exam Proctoring Fax 
Computer Literacy Wi-Fi 
Microfilm / Microfiche Reader                                                             

Research and information assistance in person, by phone, or via email:
Priority is given to in-person inquiries over telephone and e-mail questions. In-person questions are answered on a first-come first-served basis. All questions and inquiries are important to us! We appreciate your patience and we will get back with you as soon as we can if we cannot immediately respond to your inquiry!
(325) 655 - 7321
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Downloadable books assistance:

Simple questions may be answered and basic troubleshooting may be performed via email or over the phone. However, more involved questions may require an appointment with a librarian. Please let us know how we can help!

One-on-one instruction in the use of downloadable books and digital devices may also be requested by phone: (325) 655-7321, or by email:

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Obituary/ newspaper article research:
For more information and to submit a research request, please visit our Genealogy page.

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Interlibrary loan:
If you're looking for a book or magazine article and can't find it in the library, we can request it from libraries outside the Tom Green County Library System through Interlibrary Loan. For more information and to request an Interlibrary Loan, please visit the Interlibrary Loan page.

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Exam Proctoring:
TGCL offers limited proctoring services subject to the availability of authorized staff and resources. No fee is charged for this service.
Please familiarize yourself with our Proctoring Policy prior to making proctor arrangements. Additionally, please contact us at least 3 days prior to the exam so that we can make arrangements and contact the exam giver.

To request a proctor, please contact a librarian:

Leah Barbee
Phone: (325) 655-7321

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Computer Literacy:

Each month the Central Library offers computer classes to the public. These classes are free and open to everyone! For our current Computer Classes schedule, click HERE.

Please see the class descriptions for quick reference.

To register for the classes, please come by the Central Library or call the Information Desk at (325) 655-7321.

Questions? Please call us at (325) 655-7321, or e-mail:

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Public Computers: 

Internet computers are available for public use free of charge. A current TGCL card is required for access. Standard Internet session is 1 hour, with 4 automatic 15-minute extensions. Users are limited to 8 hours of Internet time per day.

Exceptions may be made for patrons taking online study courses, exams, or filling out extensive applications online. If you need special accommodations, please speak with a staff member.

Chromebooks are available for check-out and may be used in the library. Inquire at the Circulation Desk. 

Please familiarize yourself with the Internet Safety Rules prior to accessing the Internet at the TGCL.

A separate computer station at the Central Library is reserved for Grant research. It provides access to the Foundation Directory Online Professional database and Foundation Grants to Individuals Online database. To find out more, please visit the Non-Profit Center/ Grants page.

There is also a computer reserved for Genealogical research on the second floor of the Central Library. It provides access to databases and websites for family history. For more information, visit the Genealogy Home Page.

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The TGCL is pleased to offer free wireless Internet access to our patrons. Wi-Fi connection is available at all 3 branches of the library and may be used throughout the facility. No special passwords are required to access wireless Internet. A library card is not required at this time to use Wi-Fi.

Utilizing virus protection, personal firewall, and other measures to protect the information on your laptop is highly recommended, and is the sole responsibility of the laptop users. Wireless users agree to abide by the Library Internet Use Policy.

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The scanner is located on the 2nd floor of the Central Library. Documents may be scanned and e-mailed, saved on a USB drive, or printed.

Scanning is 5 cents a page. There is no charge to e-mail a document or save it on a flash drive. Print charges are 5 cents a page for black-and-white copies and 25 cents a page for color copies.

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Copy machines:

Self-service copy machines are located for your convenience on all three floors of the Central Library. Black-and-white copies are 15 cents per page, and color copies are 35 cents per page.

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Self-service public fax machine is located on the 1st floor of the Central Library. Credit/debit/check card is required to use the machine.

To send a fax within the United States, Canada or the Caribbean:

$1.75 for the first page
$1.00 for each page thereafter

To send an international fax:

$3.95 for the first page
$3.45 for each page thereafter

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All public computers have printing capabilities.

Internet and Word Processors: 5 cents per page for black-and-white prints; 25 cents per page for color prints.

Catalog and Databases station, Grant station: first 5 pages are free; 5 cents for each page thereafter for black-and-white prints, 25 cents per page for color prints.

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Microfilm/Microfiche Reader:

Our microfilm and microfiche reader machine is located in the Central Library. You may print any images or articles for 5 cents a page.

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