Public Computers
Downloadable Books Assistance Printing
Obituary/ Newspaper Article Research

Scanning

Interlibrary Loan Copy Machines
Exam Proctoring Fax 
Computer Literacy Wi-Fi 
 

Microfilm / Microfiche Reader

  
 

Research and information assistance in person, by phone, or via email:
 
Priority is given to in-person inquiries over telephone and e-mail questions. In-person questions are answered on a first-come first-served basis. All questions and inquiries are important to us! We appreciate your patience and we will get back with you as soon as we can if we cannot immediately respond to your inquiry!
 
 
 
(325) 655 - 7321
 
 
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Downloadable books assistance:

Simple questions may be answered and basic troubleshooting may be performed via email or over the phone. However, more involved questions may require an appointment with a librarian. Please let us know how we can help!

One-on-one instruction in the use of downloadable books and digital devices may also be requested by phone: (325) 655-7321, or by email: john.dees@co.tom-green.tx.us.
 
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For more information and to submit a research request, please visit our Genealogy page.
 
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Interlibrary loan:
 
If you're looking for a book or magazine article and can't find it in the library, we can request it from libraries outside the Tom Green County Library System through Interlibrary Loan. For more information and to request an Interlibrary Loan, please visit the Interlibrary Loan page.
 
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TGCL offers limited proctoring services subject to the availability of authorized staff and resources. No fee is charged for this service.
 
Please familiarize yourself with our Proctoring Policy prior to making proctor arrangements.  

To request a proctor, please contact a librarian:

Central Library:

      Phone: (325) 655-7321
      E-mail: infodesk.library@co.tom-green.tx.us
 
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Computer Literacy:

Each month the Central Library offers computer classes to the public. These classes are free and open to everyone! For our current Computer Classes schedule, click HERE.

Please see the class descriptions for quick reference.

To register for the classes, please come by the Central Library or call the Information Desk at (325) 655-7321.

Questions? Please call us at (325) 655-7321, or e-mail: Infodesk.Library@co.tom-green.tx.us.


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Public Computers: 

Internet computers are available for public use free of charge. A current TGCL card is required for access. Standard Internet session is 1 hour, with 4 automatic 15-minute extensions. Users are limited to 8 hours of Internet time per day.
Exceptions may be made for patrons taking online study courses, exams, or filling out extensive applications online. If you need special accommodations, please speak with a staff member.

Express Internet stations are located in the Coffee Shop area of the Central Library. Those may be used for a 20-minute session once a day. A current library card is required for access.

Chromebooks are available for check-out and may be used in the library. Inquire at the Circulation Desk. 

Please familiarize yourself with the Internet Safety Rules prior to accessing the Internet at the TGCL.

Word processing computers are equipped with the Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, and Access. No Internet connection is available on those machines. A current library card is required for access.

Several computers throughout the library are reserved for catalog and database use. There is no time limit on these computers. These stations may be used to search for materials in the library as well as magazine and journal articles, to study for an exam, access genealogy resources, and view electronic reference books.

A separate computer station at the Central Library is reserved for Grant research. It provides access to the Foundation Directory Online Professional database and Foundation Grants to Individuals Online database. To find out more, please visit the Non-Profit Center/ Grants page.
 
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Wi-Fi:
 
The TGCL is pleased to offer free wireless Internet access to our patrons. Wi-Fi connection is available at all 3 branches of the library and may be used throughout the facility. No special passwords are required to access wireless Internet. A library card is not required at this time to use Wi-Fi.
Utilizing virus protection, personal firewall, and other measures to protect the information on your laptop is highly recommended, and is the sole responsibility of the laptop users. Wireless users agree to abide by the Library Internet Use Policy.
 
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Scanning:

The scanner is located on the 2nd floor of the Central Library. Documents may be scanned and e-mailed, saved on a USB drive, or printed.
Scanning is 5 cents a page. There is no charge to e-mail a document or save it on a flash drive. Print charges are 5 cents a page for black-and-white copies and 25 cents a page for color copies.
 
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Copy machines:

Self-service copy machines are located for your convenience on the 1st and 2nd floors of the Central Library. Black-and-white copies are 10 cents per page. To make color copies, please use the scanner and print out your image on a color printer.
 
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Fax:

Self-service public fax machine is located on the 1st floor of the Central Library. Credit/debit/check card is required to use the machine.

To send a fax within the United States, Canada or the Caribbean:
$1.75 for the first page
$1.00 for each page thereafter
 
To send an international fax:
$3.95 for the first page
$3.45 for each page thereafter
 
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Printing:

All public computers have printing capabilities.

Internet and Word Processors: 5 ¢ per page for black-and-white prints; 25 ¢ per page for color prints.

Catalog and Databases stations, Grant station: first 5 pages are free; 5 ¢ for each page thereafter for black-and-white prints, 25 ¢ per page for color prints.
 
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Microfilm/Microfiche Reader:

Our microfilm and microfiche reader machine is located in the Central Library. You may print any images or articles for 5 ¢ a page.

 

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