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Services & Programs

Teens gathered for anime clubActivities all year round for all age groups:

Online Services:

Browse the card catalog here
Renew your books online here.

Technology:

We have free wi-fi and a computer lab with high-speed internet access! Cardholders and visitors with guest passes may use our internet-accessible PCs free of charge.  Wi-Fi service is also available on an unsecured network.  Cardholders under 18 must have a permission form signed by their legal guardian to use the computers.

Need to take care of documents but don’t have the equipment at home? We offer free document scanning. Visitors may print, copy, or fax for a nominal charge.

DVDs:

We lend DVDs! Our Juvenile DVD section is located in the Children Section. All other DVDs will be found near our Non-Fiction section.

Local History:

The library has a collection of local history information in print, online, and on microfilm.

NEW Online Newspaper Archive: In 2021, Van Alstyne Public Library received a grant from the Hancher Foundation that allows the Library to offer online subject indexed and searchable archives of Van Alstyne Newspapers from 1898 to the present. The archive is free and located at: https://vanalstyne.advantage-preservation.com/

Microfilm: Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act you can access select years of The Van Alstyne Leader on microfilm and print or scan articles to your own storage device using our ScanPro 800. If you do not live in the north Texas area we will send you a copy of a requested article by email attachment.

 

Old bank building in Van Alstyne with horses and people outside.
Old bank building, former City Hall and now retail stores.