Beginning June 15th, Copperas Cove Public Library will open to the public. Curbside service is still available for those who prefer it. As a precautionary measure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, masks will be required in the library for adults and children 10 and older. Medical exceptions will be allowed. Only a limited number of patrons will be allowed in the building at a time, so patrons are encouraged to come in, find the materials they would like, maybe browse the book sale or use the WiFi, check out, and then be on their way so that others can use the library. The toys and games usually provided in the library will not be available at this time.
For curbside service, the library catalog is available at https://copperascove.biblionix.com/catalog/ . Items may be requested by placing a hold in the catalog, sending an e-mail request or calling the library. Library staff will locate and check out the items for you and let you know when they are ready. Call us when you arrive at the library and we will bring the items to your vehicle.
Our Summer Reading Program will begin June 16th! Look here for more information: https://www.copperascovetx.gov/library/children .
The library also offers a limited number of public computers so that patrons can get online to search and apply for jobs, pay bills, and take care of other essential online tasks. This will be offered on a first come, first served basis. Patrons will need to have or get a library card in order to use this service. Recreational computer use will only be allowed when there is no waiting list to use the computers.
The library staff will provide reference support in person, by telephone, and by e-mail to Reference@copperascovetx.gov . We will continue to provide access to e-books, e-audio-books, e-video, newspaper and magazine articles, online databases and additional content through our online catalog at https://copperascove.biblionix.com/catalog/ . Please feel free to call the library if you need assistance using these materials or finding any other information.
The meeting room is available for groups limited to 37 people at a time. Masks must be worn as you come in through the library, but once people are seated in a socially-distanced manner, masks are no longer required.
City staff will continue to monitor the situation and open the library further 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.
If you have any further questions, please call the library at (254) 547-3826.