Schimelpfenig Library

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Schimelpfenig Library


5024 Custer Road
972-769-4200

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Phone Hours


Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.


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The Library is Closed Due to the Current Health Emergency

Bookdrops are closed. Please keep books and materials until the Library reopens. No hold service is available. Items already on hold will stay in place. Access to digital resources will be provided even if your account has overdue items. We encourage you to use our online eResources.
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  1. Library Closure Update – March 24, 2020

    We are currently offering the following services to Library cardholders during this health emergency. Read on...
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  1. History
  2. Features
Shimelpfenig LibraryFrom 1970-1974 the population of Plano grew more than 92 percent and the City decided to build a second library. Two Bond elections were held in 1975 ($790,000) and 1980 ($307,000) to purchase land and construct a new library complete with a basement. The 26,246 square feet Louise Ernestine Rammers Schimelpfenig Library opened in June 1980 with a collection of 25,000 volumes. The library’s name commemorates the efforts of Louise Schimelpfenig who opened her personal book collection to the community in 1884 and provided the city’s earliest library service. In 1997 the library was renovated and expanded to 30,000 square feet on two floors.