San Augustine Public Library



Book Checkout
Books, audiobooks, and magazines can be borrowed for a period of two weeks, while DVD’s and hotspots are for one week. Items located in the Genealogy and Reference collections can be used inside the library only and are not available for check-out.

Item limits per family or address are as follows:
Books – 5
Magazines – 3
Audiobooks – 3
DVD’s – 2
Paperbacks – no limit
Reserve a Book
Would you like to have a book set aside for you? Email us the name and author information, and we’ll put it on hold.
As a member of the Piney Woods Digital Consortium, the San Augustine Public Library has joined with other local libraries to offer free eBooks to the community. eBooks and Audiobooks can be downloaded to most electronic devices. All you need is an active library card to sign up!
Library Cards
It’s free and easy. If you live in San Augustine, Shelby, or Sabine counties, all you need is a Texas Driver’s License, Texas ID, or Military ID and two pieces of mail. The address must match that on the license or ID card. Damaged cards will be replaced at no charge. The damaged card must be presented for a new one to be issued. A fee of $5.00 will be charged to replace a lost card.
Returns & Renewals
Items may be returned in person or placed in the book drop outside after hours. Renewals can be done in person or by phone. Patrons will be charged for unreturned, lost or damaged items.

Overdue Fines
Books – 20¢
Audiobooks – 20¢
Magazines – 20¢
ILL Items – 50¢
DVD’s – $1.00
Hotspots – $5.00

Technology Services

Reserve a Private Telemedicine Room

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Research Services

Genealogical Research
The library has a significant collection of genealogical and historical material that includes San Augustine Tribune issues on computer, microfilm (census, local newspapers, and other types), family files, and a wide variety of books and other resources. Patrons can access the HeritageQuest database at the library. A staff genealogist is also available to assist with research questions at limited times. Call, write or email the library for more information on this service.
Interlibrary Loan Program
The Interlibrary Loan Program helps San Augustine Public Library provide cardholders with materials that are not in the library’s collection, some restrictions apply. In order to request ILL materials, patrons must have an active library card for at least six months and be in good standing. Up to two ILL items may be borrowed at one time. Due dates are established by the lending library. A fine of 50¢ per day will be charged for overdue ILL items.


936-275-5049 – Sending & receiving: $2.00 for the first page, $1.00 for each additional page.
The library has one copier available for public use. The cost of double-sided copies is twice the amount shown below according to size.

Letter (8½ x 11) 20¢
Legal (8½ x 14) 30¢
Ledger (11 x 17) 35¢
Color copies 60¢
Business card size 55¢
Index card size 65¢
8½ x 11 $1.35
8½ x 14 $1.55
“I think books are like people, in the sense that they’ll turn up in your life when you most need them.”

- Emma Thompson