Update on Library Services — Wi-fi and Online Resources

Updated April 3, 2020, 2020: Curbside Service will be canceled effective April 8, 2020, and material circulation services are suspended. This includes online holds and phone and e-mail material requests. The book drop is closed and everything is renewed til April 30 automatically. No fines will be charged.

The Van Alstyle Public Library is closed due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. But we are still here helping you stay connected!

How to Use our New Curbside Service: Use Curbside Service only until April 8th.

Curbside Pickup Hours are M – F  10 AM – 4 PM

  1. Peruse the online catalog: https://vanalstynetx.booksys.net/opac/vanalstynetx/#menuHome – link opens in new tab.
  2. Make note of title and call number, looking to ensure that items are IN
  3. Call main line 903-482-5991 or email: vaplcurbside@gmail.com
  4. Items will be bagged, labeled with patron name and placed outside by the main entrance. Items must be picked up by 5 PM.
  5. Check-out periods remain the same at 2 weeks. Items can be renewed either online or over the phone.
  6. Return items in our overnight book drop.

See below for Library services that are still available:

  • Call us at 903-482-5991 — phones answered 10 AM – 4 PM
  • 24/7 Public Wifi access
  • Children’s Virtual Storytime (see us on Facebook)
  • E-books and audiobooks, available with Libby and your library card and PIN! No library card? No worries! We’ll get you one over the phone!

Stay Safe, Stay Connected with our 24/7 Public Wifi Available from the comfort and safety of your car!

Available in either of the library’s parking lots:

Cooper Street parking lot: Option 1 Wifi Name: vaplpublic No password required Option 2 Wifi Name: Van Alstyne Library02 – Password: vapl002

Hwy 5 parking lot: Wifi Name: Van Alstyne Library01 – Password: vapl0001

Thousands of ebooks & audiobooks available through Libby:

…with library card and PIN.  Need help accessing? Call & we’ll get you going.

Storytimes Continue!

  • Virtual storytimes for both preschool & elementary ages start March 25th at 10:30 AM!
  • Join us on the library Facebook – link opens in new tab
  • More virtual programs to be announced

VISIT THE LIBRARY WITHOUT LEAVING HOME:

  • Public Wi-Fi available 24 hours a day!
  • Ebook & Audiobooks available 24 hours a day
  • TexShare Databases available 24 hours a day – link opens in new tab. On the upper right of the page, click “Select your Library”, and Select Van Alstyne Public Library from the drop-down list. When prompted for a password, enter TX75495. If you are prompted for a login ID enter  RMN1381.
  • GED Preparation, Elementary, Middle, & High School Practice Tests and Tutorials, Resources in Spanish, & more!