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Grand Saline Public Library & Depot Civic Center
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Library Hours

The library is open from 9am-5pm on Tuesday-Friday. 

Holiday Closings

The library is closed on the holidays listed below.  If the holiday falls on a Monday the library will be closed the following Tuesday. 

New Year's Day
Presidents' Dy
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Independance Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Veterans' Day
Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving Friday
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
New Year's Eve

Library Cards

LIBRARY CARDS
FREE library cards are available to anyone who resides in Van Zandt County or the surrounding communities such as Alba and Mineola.  Library cards are also available for those who own a business in the area or work in Grand Saline.

HOW TO GET A LIBRARY CARD:
Present one piece of photo ID at the cirucaltion desk to get a library card.  If your photo ID does not have your current addess you will need to provide both your photo ID and proof for address.

ID WE ACCEPT:
Current drivers license or state ID
Current military personnel or military dependent identification card.
Passport
Matrícula Consular de Alta Seguridad (MCAS) (Consular Identification Card)

PROOF OF ADDRESS WE ACCEPT:
Current drivers license or non-state ID
Recent utility bill with your current name and street address
Checkbook with imprinted checks
Voter registration card with street address
Property deed or rent receipt with your name and address
Business license

Children ages 15 and under, must have a parent or legal guardian sign giving permission and taking responsibility for the valid use of the card and the safe and timely return of materials checked out by the child. Teens, ages 16-17 years old, may use their own identification to obtain a card.

Your library card is issued the same day you apply and entitles you to borrow and renew materials at any of the MPL branches. Your borrowing privileges are updated annually and you can use the same card until it needs replacement due to wear.

CHECK OUT PERIODS FOR MOST ITEMS ARE 14 DAYS EXCEPT:
DVDs and Hotspots check out periods are for 7 days.

TWO RENEWALS ARE ALLOWED PER ITEM EXCEPT FOR:
Hot Spots cannot be renewed. 

OVERDUE FINES
We do not charge daily overdue fines on books, DVDs, or audio books.  If these items become 45 days late the cardholder is charged a $3 administraive fine for overdue.
Lost and damaged items are charged to your account based on replacement value.
Hots Spots are $5 a day overdue charge.
For more information call 903-962-5516 or e-mail us at grandsalinelibrary@gmail.com

GUIDELINES FOR LIBRARY CARD USE:
Keep your GSPL card safe just like a credit card. It is your link to the materials on your record, and you are responsible for anything borrowed on your card.

TO ENSURE ITS SAFE USE:
Always present your library card at check-out time.
Don't loan your card to others.
Immediately report a stolen or lost card by calling 903-962-5516 or email us at grandsalinelibrary@gmail.com
Lost, stolen or mutilated cards may be replaced by presenting proper identification.
If any of your name or address info changes, including your email address, please let us know by calling 903-962-5516 or email us at grandsalinelibrary@gmail.com
Return materials by the due date. If you receive an overdue notice after returning the materials, call your library to clear your record.

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR REASONABLE CHARGES INCURRED IN THE RECOVERY OF OVERDUE MATERIAL(S) OR LOST OR DAMAGED ITEMS.

Library Wi-Fi Access

LIBRARY WI-FI SERVICE
There is no password for the Wi-Fi at the library.  Just connect to GS-LIBRARY-PUBLIC Wi-Fi signal

WHAT EQUIPTMENT DO I NEED?
Laptop computer, PDA, or other device with a wireless network interface card and a charged battery. There are a limited number of electrical outlets available.

HOW SECURE IS THE WIRELESS CONNECTION?
Information sent to or from your wireless device can be captured by anyone else with a wireless device and the appropriate software.

IS TECHNICAL SUPPORT AVAILABLE WITH MY WIRELESS CONNECTION OR PERSONAL DEVICE?
For further assistance in getting connected to the library’s wireless, see an employee at any information desk.
We are not able to assist with connection problems that are due to your device’s settings, firewall or viruses.

IS PRINTING AVAILABLE?
Not from a wireless device. To print in the library you will need to save your material to a USB or email the information to yourself and go to the library public computers. If what you need to print is not something you can save, then you will need to redo your search and work using one of the library’s public computers.

LIMITATIONS & DISCLAIMERS
The Grand Saline Public Library (GSPL) cannot guarantee that you will make a wireless connection.
GSPL assumes no responsibility for the safety of equipment or for laptop configurations, security, or data loss resulting from connection to the library’s network.
GSPL is not responsible for any changes you make to your computer’s settings and cannot guarantee your hardware will work with our wireless connection.
By using the wireless connectivity at the the Grand Saline Public Library, you agree to abide by the Internet Policy.


History


The Grand Saline Public Library and Depot Civic Center is housed in a retired railroad station located in Grand Saline, Texas.  The picture on this page is the depot in 1911.  In the 1920's the depot was jacked up, placed on logs, and pulled by equines one block east to its current location where it remained an active station for many years.  Before becoming a Union Pacific facility it was a Texas & Pacific facility.

The Grand Saline Public Library was opened on April 23, 1966 and was housed in the buidling next to City Hall where the CIty Council currently meets.  The library quickly outgrew the space and it was moved to the depot in the early 1980's after renovating because it had been sitting empty for many years. 

In 2012 the building went through another major renovation embracing the history of the building.  Visitors of the library can see the freight scale that was orginal to the building as well as historic details such as the beamed ceilings and tile from the 1940's.