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Weslaco Public Library
525 S Kansas
Weslaco, TX 78596
Phone: (956) 968-4533


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a library card?

Library cards are free to anyone residing in the Rio Grande Valley. This includes those who are only here for a few months.
Please bring one of the following when applying for a card:

-Persons without proof of address can have a postcard sent to their home. When they return the postal issued by the library, they can receive a library card.
-A person of any age may apply for a library card. Children under the age of 18 need to have a parent or guardian present when applying for a card.

Library Card Replacement: $2.00
2nd Replacement $3.00
3rd Replacement $5.00

Processing charge for lost item(s) $15.00

No library cards are issued the final 15 minutes before closing!

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What are the checkout limits on library materials... ?

You may check out 10 items per card including only 3 videos and 4 cassettes and CDs.
All items are checked out for a two week time period.
Loan periods:


Videos

2 days

Books

14 days

CDs

14 days

Cassettes

14 days

Checkouts cease 10 minutes before closing.
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Can materials be renewed?

Yes, items may be renewed if they are not reserved for another patron. Renewal periods are for two weeks and a total of two consecutive renewals are permitted.
To renew an item it is necessary to bring it in.

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Can my library card be used at any other library?

The Library Card my be used at all Hidalgo County Public Libraries except Donna Public Library.
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Late charges on library materials?

Items Overdue

Amount

Time

All adult books

$. 10

per day

All children's books

$. 10

per day

Video

$1.00

per day

CDs

$. 25

per day

DVDs $1.00 per day

Cassettes

$. 25

per day

Audiobooks $. 25 per day

Maximum charge: $7.00 per item, when returned.
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Can library materials be reserved?

A reserve can be placed on any item that is checked out, or on order. If an item is reserved, it can not be renewed.
Currently, reserves may be placed by telephone or in person. Please ask the staff at the Circulation Desk or Reference Desk for assistance in placing a reserve. Patrons will be notified when the reserved item becomes available. Items not picked up in 3 days are given to the next person in the reserve queue.