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Holiday Hours 2015
The Public Library & Recreation Center will be closed for Thanksgiving from Thursday, November 26th - Sunday, November 29th. 

The Public Library & Recreation Center will be closed for the Christmas Holidays from Thursday, December 24th - Sunday, December 27th.

Texas Book Festival Grant Award
Thank you, Texas Book Festival, for awarding us with a Texas Book Festival Collection Development Grant for 2014-2015! Funds will be used to purchase additional eBooks for teens and Spanish-language eBooks.

Welcome to the Judy B. McDonald Public Library
Judy B McDonald Public Library
Judy B. McDonald Public Library is a department of city of Nacogdoches. The library has received many grants including: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Lifelong Learning & Literacy Grant, DVD Grant, Texas Book Festival Award, AmeriCorp MentorCorp, and Texas Responds Grant and Loan Star, both from Texas State Library & Archives Commission. The Judy B. McDonald Public Library has been serving the Nacogdoches area since 1972.

Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction, Large Print, Children's and Young Adult books, Audio-books on cassette and CD, Videos, DVDs, Magazines & Newspapers, Business, Reference, Local History, Local Authors, and a Spanish-language collection for children and adults.

  • Reference Librarian
  • Inter-library Loan
  • TexShare Databases which include genealogy, medical, research, and business databases
  • Public computers which offer word processing and Internet capabiltiy
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Story Times in English and Spanish
  • Summer Reading Programs
  • Access to the collection at SFASU's Steen Library.

How To Get A Library Card
Fill out an application form and present proof of residence. Proof of residence can be an ID that shows your current address or any other item that has been mailed to you. Children under 17 years of age must have a parent's signature. First card is free; replacement card fee $1.00. 

Circulation Policy
Books from the "new book section" - 2 weeks. All other books - 4 weeks. Audio Books on CD or cassette - 4 weeks. Entertainment videos/DVDs - 7 days. Non-Fiction videos - 2 weeks LIMITS : 3 non-fiction books per call number; 8 cassettes, 5 CDs; 4 videos or DVDs per family. No limit on fiction books. FINES : 10 cents a day on books and cassettes, $1.00 a day on videos and DVDs. RENEWALS : Can be done in person or telephone (559-2970). Limit one renewal. An item cannot be renewed if another customer is waiting for that item.

Mercedes Franks
Ph: (936) 559-2970

Mon  9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tues 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wed 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thur  9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Fri    9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sat   9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.