Plano Public Library COVID-19 – Open for Grab and Go service
Monday-Thursday 9:00am – 8:00pm, Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm, Sunday 1:00 – 5:00pm
- Browse materials/self-checkout
- Holds pickup inside (porch pickup is also available - instructions (PDF))
- Computer access (first come, first served – one 2-hour session per day)
- Shop Friends lobby sales
- Mask required at all times in the library
- No seating, in-house programs, kids play areas or meeting room use
- Access to digital resources (PDF) (e-books, e-newspapers, e-magazines, e-audio and databases)
- Classes and programs for all ages (Calendar)
- New library cards apply online, 2-3 days processing time – you will be contacted
- Holds pickup (available inside or porch side - instructions (PDF))
- Book Bundles – request in English, Spanish and Chinese for children and teens
- External book drops for returns, 72 hour item quarantine, some account delay, no impact to borrowing privileges
- Book a Librarian and telephone reference (email)
- Donation drop off – loading dock during daylight hours
- FAQ (PDF)
Holds Pickup & Specialty Items ReturnHolds may be picked up inside or porch side at all libraries Monday-Thursday 9:00am – 8:00pm, Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm, Sunday 1:00 – 5:00pm.
More information (PDF)
Access the Library Online During the health emergency, access to online resources will be provided even if your account has overdue items. Use your library card to download eBooks and eAudiobooks with Libby, Overdrive and RBdigital. Downloadable Magazines are available from Flipster and RBdigital and Newspapers through PressReader on RBdigital. Stream award-winning films for adults and kids with Kanopy. Use our databases to learn a new language, find information on businesses and learn new skills.
More information (PDF)
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From 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.
- Art Exhibit Space
- Computer Classes
- Copier & Printing Services (cost)
- Fax - outgoing (cost)
- Meeting Spaces for Rent
- Quiet Rooms
- Wi-Fi (requires a Plano Public Library card)