Your library account number is the 14-digit number on the back of your library card (no spaces between digits). Your PIN is the last four digits of your library card number. You can change the pin in the "My Account" area of the Library's Online Catalog. You need the full number and the PIN to gain access to the Library's electronic resources.
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The University Park Public Library is located at:8383 Preston Center PlazaSuite 200University Park, TX 75225
Our phone number is 214-363-9095.
Tuesday through Thursday10 am to 8 pm
Friday and Saturday10 am to 5 pm
The library is closed Sundays and Mondays
Yes. Our story times for the school year are as follows:
During the summer, the schedule changes on Wednesdays. Please visit the Library Calendar of Events for the schedule. There are no story times during the month of August.
Yes, you can browse and search the Library's Online Catalog. The library's catalog may also be searched from your mobile device using the Library's App.
Library cards are free to anyone who resides in the Highland Park Independent School District. Go to the library's service desk to apply for one. A card gives the applicant checkout privileges at the library. The card is valid for three years. By signing the back of the card, the library patron agrees to accept responsibility for use of the card and to follow all library policies. For adults 18 and over, library cards are obtained by presenting a valid photo ID and proof of address. Those under age 18 must be connected to an adult sponsor (parent or guardian) and be able to sign or print their name. The adult sponsor must be a registered borrower.
Every adult is required to have their own library card. With prior approval, caregivers are permitted to use an adult library card. Due to privacy laws, we cannot look up or alter someone else's library account for a person to whom it does not belong.
A lost library card should be reported immediately. There is a $10 fee to replace a lost card.
All items marked "New" are checked out for two weeks, with a limit of 2 new items. DVDs and magazines are checked out for one week with a limit of 2 per card. Launch Pads are checked out for one week and are limited to 1 per household, with no option to renew. Other materials are limited to 50 per card and may be checked out for three weeks. The check out period for electronic resources will be shown on the website for that resource.
Present your library card or smart phone with the library app at the service desk with the selected items. You may also check out items with your library card at one of the two self-check units in the library. Items may be renewed 5 times, unless another patron has placed a "hold" on them in the electronic catalog. Renewal can be made by phone, online, on the library app, or in person.
Access the Library's Online Catalog, log on to "My Account." Then, under "Loans," click on "Renew." You use your 14-digit library card number for your username, and the last four digits as your PIN. Then click on the "My Account" tab and click on the "Check Outs" tab. You may then select the items you wish to renew.
Items may also be renewed through the library app. In the app, go to "My Account. Under "Checkouts," touch the item(s) you wish to renew then touch the "Renew" button.
Items that do not have a "hold" placed on them may be automatically renewed for you up to three times as a courtesy, as long as your library account is in good standing.
Visit the Library's Online Catalog, and click on "Search Catalog." Then, click on the "Place Hold" link. Then, type in your library account number and PIN. Items may also be placed on hold through the library app. Search for your title in the "Search the Catalog" field, and then click on the "Place Hold" button. If you are signed into the app with your account information, the hold will be placed for you.
Library material is placed on "Hold" by a patron by phone, online, or in person. This tags the item in the electronic catalog, and alerts the staff to pull the item when it is returned and hold it for the requester. With prior approval, a family member may pick up a hold for their family. The library provides patrons with "Hold Notices" by phone message and email.
If items become overdue, borrowing privileges are suspended until you return them and pay the accrued fines. If you have an email address, a courtesy notice may be sent to you one day before an item reaches overdue status. When material is one week overdue, the library sends an Overdue Notice. The overdue fine is 25 cents per item, per day. At six weeks, you are delinquent and the library considers the book "lost" and you will be billed the item.
Staff will ask you for an alternate form of ID and then verify the database before checking out your items. This courtesy will be extended twice before you will be asked to replace your library card for $10.
If you lose an item the library will charge you the cost of the item and a $10 processing fee. Alternatively, the library will only accept an identical, new copy of the item. You will still be charged a $10 processing fee.
The library's book-drop is available 24 hours every day for materials return.
The email is a courtesy provided by the library. This notice is subject to internet outages. You are not relieved of your obligation to return materials. When materials are one week overdue, you will receive a fine notice by regular mail. Please also note that your borrowing privileges will be suspended after your account has accrued $5 in overdue item fees.
You can search our catalog in the library, on the Library's app, or access our online catalog.
The library accepts book donations by appointment only. Donated materials must be hardcover books that have been published within the last five years. Only high-demand duplicate titles will be accepted. Book donations are limited to two small boxes or bags per household per month.