Copperas Cove Public Library will close to the public on 3/18/2020 as a precautionary measure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The library staff will work to ensure that local residents still have access to materials, resources and information. Patrons may locate materials in the online catalog at www.copperascovetx.gov/library and request materials by placing a hold on selected items, or by calling the library at (254) 547-3826. Library staff will retrieve the items and contact the patron to set a time for pick-up at the front door of the library. Patrons can also call or e-mail the library (Reference@copperascovetx.gov) with reference questions including requests for tax forms or schoolwork assignments. If you need printed materials in answer to your question, those materials will also be made available for pick-up at the front door of the library.
City staff will continue to monitor the situation and reopen the library when it is deemed appropriate. If you have any questions, please call the library at (254) 547-3826.
Welcome to the Copperas Cove Public Library!
We are located in the heart of Copperas Cove adjacent to the Central Fire Station. Come in to use our Internet terminals or our Wi-Fi connection, read to your children, catch up with current magazine or newspaper articles, borrow audio books on CD, or maybe even check out a book to read. You can research a pet project or a health concern or just relax and enjoy a good book in a comfortable setting.
If you are a new user of the library please bring in some identification and proof of local residency such as a utility bill, lease or official identification with a local address in order to apply for your library card. Non-residents can obtain a card for a small annual fee.
Recent items added to the library:
In addition to borrowing books, CDs and DVDs, library card holders can download and borrow children’s books or current, popular e-books for teens and adults from the library’s collection. You can also search our licensed online databases of journal articles and other current information at work, home or in the library using the TexShare Databases. You will need to log in to your library account at Copperas Cove Biblionix Catalog to access the databases and then follow the “TexShare Databases” link on the left side of the page.
New books are always coming in so be sure to take a look at that section of shelves just to the left of the circulation desk when you visit the library, or review our new book list online.
The library’s collection includes popular fiction and non-fiction books, graphic novels and large print works as well as videos and audio CDs of favorite books. Books not in the inventory can be requested through Inter-Library Loan for a modest fee, so let us know if you are looking for something that you can’t find in our collection. Join us for the many special programs offered throughout the year, or take part in the Book Club. You are also always welcome to participate in the Friends of the Library activities or to volunteer in the library.
The children’s room in the library has a wide selection of books, CD books and video (both VHS and DVD) and stuffed toys. We even have a puppet theater! We offer Toddler Time for 1-3 year old children on Tuesdays at 10 am and Story Time for 3-5 year old children on Thursdays at 10 am. The annual Summer Reading program runs from mid-June into early July with special activities and performers in the library each week.
See you at the Library!
Library Card Instructions
The easiest way to get your Copperas Cove Public Library card is to visit the library and complete a card application. You will need to bring both a photo id and proof of residence. A military id will not serve because we are not allowed to copy it. If your government-issued photo id has your current address on it, it will serve both purposes. If not, you can bring a lease, mortgage, or piece of mail that has both your name and address.
If you would like to apply for a card without coming to the library, you can print out, complete and sign a card application. Then you can mail it in, or you can scan it or take a picture of it and e-mail the results to firstname.lastname@example.org . You will need to bring in both a photo id and proof of residence the next time you visit the library.
If you would prefer to sign up for your card over the phone, call 254-547-3826 and the library staff will set up your account. You will need to sign an application and show both a photo id and proof of residence the next time you visit the library.
At this time, the Copperas Cove Public Library is closed to the public as a precautionary measure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to this, patrons who do not yet have a card will be able to call or fill out the form online and collect their cards via curbside pickup. This will allow for library checkouts and eBook access.
If you have any further questions, please call the library at (254) 547-3826.