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


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

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.
Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to participate in library activities?
All library activities are free of charge!

Do I have to have a library card to go to library activities?
It is not required that you be a member of our library to participate in our activities. 

Does the library have a fax machine?
No. The library currently does not have a fax service, however, we will happily scan a document to an email address for you free of charge.

What do I have to do in order to use the computer at the library?
You must have a photo ID such as a driver's license in order to use the public computers. A parent or legal guardian must give permission and be present in order for a child (under 18 or without ID) to use the public computers.

How much does it cost to print papers from the computer?
The library charges 15 cents a page. The pages only print in black and white from the public computers.

Does the library have a copy machine?
Yes! Our copier is self serve. It is 20 cents a page to make black and white copies and $1 a page to make copies in color.

Do you reserve rooms at the library?
The building does have rooms that you can reserve for events or studying. For more information please contact the Recreation Center at 936-559-2960

Does the library take book donations?
Yes! The library does take book donations that may be put in the catalog or into the Friends of the Library Book Sale. Though it is not guaranteed that your donated books will be placed in our library system, donating books to us does help the library!

Are there restrictions on what books I can donate to the library?
We are happy to take your books, but we have a limit of 2 boxes or 2 bags of books at a time due to space issues, and because of volume we are currently not accepting dictionaries, textbooks, or encyclopedias.

Is there a limit to how many books I can check out?
There is no limit of fiction books you can check out! However, we ask that you only check out 3 books per subject in non-fiction books (3 books on cats, 3 books on bats, 3 books on crime, 3 books on rhymes), 4 DVDs per household, and 8 audiobooks.