Welcome to Your Public Library!

Mission Statement

The Nacogdoches Public Library connects people with information, ideas and experiences to provide enjoyment, enhance lives and strengthen our community.

Library Hours
Monday & Thursday: 9 am to 9 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 9 am to 5:30 pm
Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm
Phone:  (936) 559-2970


Judy B. McDonald Public Library, the Library for the City of Nacogdoches!

Library Encounter Box (4)

Click here to register for January’s Library Encounter Box. 

The Nacogdoches Public Library presents another nontraditional library service, the Library Encounter Box. Subscription boxes are everywhere, and more and more people are paying experts to curate their consumer goods. From beauty products to groceries, subscription boxes provide a selection of items chosen for a particular niche. It turns out librarians already provide similar services to their patrons for free!

Your local librarian not only recommends your next great read, but they also help navigate the world of information and create experiences for their patrons in the form of programs and special events.

The Library Encounter Box is a monthly package designed for book and library lovers. Contents may include handmade items, tips, projects, reading and viewing suggestions, and much more. The box is *FREE* for library patrons, and a limited supply will be released each month on a first come, first served basis. For this first offering, the theme will be Hygge, the Danish concept of cozy warmth in winter, and subscription registration will open on **Monday, January 27th.** Boxes will be available for pick up at the library in the last week of each month. Registration may be done on the library’s website beginning Monday, 1/27 at 9:00am.

**Registration will be accepted until all slots are filled. Completing this form does not guarantee subscription. Subscribers will be notified by email and will receive pickup instructions.**

**For ages 18 & up. Limit 1 per household.*

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.