The Alpine Public
Library offers a wide variety of books, audio books on tapes & CDs,
magazines, and videos to be checked out by our patrons. Special collections
of books include a genealogy collection and a Trans-Pecos Collection.
Ask at the desk for the location of these sections in the library.
Several public access
computers are available for use by our patrons. The library also provides
FAX and copy machine services for a small fee.
IRS tax forms are available during tax season.
The Alpine Public
Library serves all residents of the Big Bend region.
All library materials
should be returned on or before the due date on the receipt given at checkout. Patrons are responsible
for returning their books on time.
The library encourages
visits by young children and it is our desire to make this important
visit both memorable and enjoyable for the child. Library staff is not
expected to assume responsibility for the care of unsupervised children
in the library. Therefore, it is library policy that all children under
age six must be accompanied by a parent or designated responsible person
while in the library.
Books and other
library materials loaned to a borrower are the property of Alpine Public
Library. Borrowers are expected to pay for damaged or lost materials.
be checked out until a library card is issued. Patrons must agree to be responsible
for all items borrowed with the card and to give prompt notice of change
of address or loss of library card.
Click here to view/download our entire Policies & Procedures Manual (618kB PDF file). PLEASE NOTE: The Policies & Procedures manual is authoritative and overrides any conflicting information on this web site or elsewhere.
& VISION STATEMENTS
The Alpine Public Library connects our diverse and geographically remote communities with information resources to encourage literacy and promote lifelong learning.
We envision a future in which individuals and families are engaged, lifelong learners.
To serve all residents
of the Big Bend region.
To acquire and make
available to all residents of the Big Bend such books, audio books,
videos, public access computers and internet, pamphlets, periodicals
and other services as will address their needs to a) become well informed,
b) locate answers to important questions, c) cultivate the imagination
and creative expression, d) develop skills for career and vocational
advancement, and e) enjoy leisure by means of reading and other media
To acquire the means
to provide the most frequently requested material locally and upon demand.
To maintain a program
of service which locates information, guides reading, organizes and
interprets material for people of various backgrounds, and stimulates
thinking and intellectual development in individuals of any age.
To strive consistently
to discover new methods and improvements for better service for the
To review regularly
these goals of the Alpine Public Library and, if necessary, revise them
in the light of new developments.
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