Adults and Teens
Many of the programs and materials in the library are intended for adults and teens. In addition to the adult fiction and non-fiction materials we have several special collections: Newspapers & Magazines, Science Fiction, Westerns, Mystery, Biography, Youth Fiction, Large Print, e-Books, Audio books on CD and DVDs. Our e-Books collection is made available through the Overdrive service which offers thousands of current, popular fiction and non-fiction books and audio books for loan on your computer, smart phone, tablet or other electronic reading device.
Library staff will provide answers to a wide variety of questions relating to business, consumer products, schoolwork, medicine, home improvement, legal issues, recreational reading and other topics. We do not provide medical or legal advice, nor will we do your homework for you, but we can help you find information in these areas. You can come to the reference desk in the library, call (254) 542-8976 or e-mail your questions to reference. Our reference resources include the materials in our library collections, the searchable contents of the Internet and also licensed online resources like the TexShare Databases and the Mitchell1 automotive repair database. Library staff will also provide assistance with the use of our computers and WiFi Internet access.
Library card holders may also access the TexShare databases on their own, either at the library’s Internet terminals or from home, work or school, or even if they are deployed overseas! The TexShare databases include over 40 different database titles covering academic, business, literature, medical and other topics. To use these databases you will need to log in to your library account at Copperas Cove Biblionix Catalog and then follow the “TexShare Databases” link on the left side of the page.
The library’s public computer area boasts 15 computers with Internet access and four others dedicated to just the library catalog. Internet sessions are limited to 1 hour, but multiple sessions may be used if no other patrons are waiting for a computer. Patrons from 10 to 17 years of age may access the Internet if they have a parental permission form on file. Otherwise minors may use the Internet only if they are directly supervised by their parent or legal guardian.
Wireless Internet Access
The library provides WiFi Internet access in the reference area and has a table set aside with electrical power available to plug in laptops or other devices. For further information about wireless Intrernet use in the library see:
Wireless Frequently Asked Questions
The library also has a conference room that seats up to 150 people. It is equiped with a sound system and an in-ceiling projector for video or computer-based presentations. The room is available for rent for meetings, workshops, seminars, etc. Contact the library at (254) 542-3826 to reserve the room. Local civic clubs such as scout troops may use the room up to twice/month for free. Non-profit organizations can rent the room for $25/hour. Other organizations or individuals can rent the room for $50/hour.
Financial donations to the library are always appreciated. If you wish to purchase a commemorative brick for the entry, they are available for a donation of $100 each. Donations of books and other library materials will be accepted and may be added to the collection or passed along to the Friends of the Library for use in their used book sale.
The library enjoys broad volunteer support from members of the community, but we can always make it better with your help. Volunteers assist with re-shelving books, processing new materials, repairing damaged items and other projects. The Friends of the Library is an organization of local volunteers who assist with such activities and also raise funds for library projects. As part of this effort, the Friends conduct an ongoing used book sale to benefit the library. Anyone can join the Friends for an annual fee of $5 for an individual or $10 for a family. Please inquire at the library circulation desk if you would like to join.