Plano Public Library COVID-19 Update: May 18, 2020 – closed
To help contain the spread of the Coronavirus or COVID-19 within our community, all Plano Public Library facilities are currently closed. Scroll down to see the calendar of virtual programs.
Book drops are open and returned items are quarantined for 72 hours. Items will still show on your account during the quarantine and holds fulfillment will also be delayed. Having the item(s) remain on your account will not impact your ability to check out additional items. **Please note book drops are closed Sunday, May 24 and Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day.
Holds pick up and specialty item returns are available porch side (see process and times here). Items currently checked out will be due starting the week of June 1; please check your account for due dates. Currently, access to digital resources is provided even if your account has overdue items. See FAQs for more library information.
You can access our digital services including eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, newspapers, streaming video and online resources from home. For assistance using any of these services, please call your library Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. You may also email us your library question.
Currently, material donations are not being accepted. Please hold items until the Library reopens. You may support the library with a financial donation here.
Visit the COVID-19 webpage for the latest information.
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.
See who won the 2020 Bookmark Contest in each of the five divisions, watch the virtual celebration and download the winners’ poster. Get our list of 100 Art Resources you can access from home with your library card. Read on...
All libraries and book drops will be closed May 24 and 25 in observance of Memorial Day. Online resources and eLibrary will be available. Libraries will reopen Tuesday, May 26 at 9:00 a.m. for holds pick up and material returns. Read on...
Spring is a great time to take a fresh look at your workplace skills and career goals. Plano Public Library offers a variety of programs to support business development and career-building skills. Read on...
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)