Haslet Library How To's
Getting a Haslet Public Library card
Adults 18 and up with a valid Texas driver’s license may get a Haslet Public Library card free of charge. Children 5-17 may get library cards if a parent/guardian agrees to take responsibility for the account. You do not need to be a resident of Haslet. If your license is not current, you will need to present your license and additional proof of residency such as a utility bill or lease agreement. You may come to the library to open an account. We will ask for a telephone number and email address. WE DO NOT SHARE THIS INFORMATION EVER. Our catalog system will send notices of pending due dates and notices of overdue items so long as we have your email address. Accounts are renewed every three years so long as you actively use our services. If your card is lost, there will be a charge of $1.00 to replace it. You now have the option of applying online for a library card. We will open your account and contact you when you can come pick up your card.
Managing your account online
Patrons are able to do many things online such as surfing the online catalog, renewing items online, placing and managing holds on items, creating lists for personal use, keeping track of your check-out history, and setting up your account preferences. Learn how to do this by opening or downloading a copy of our NTLC Brochure*. Additionally, patrons are able to browse our shelves virtually* by starting with item call numbers as opposed to searching for a specific title or author. Download the free NTLC App for more convenience. Contact us if you need additional help or information.
Returning Items to the Library
All items are due 2 weeks after the checkout date. If that date falls on a holiday, the due date will be the first business day after the holiday. You will receive an email notifying you of pending item due dates three days in advance if we have your current email address. For your convenience, you may return your items in the book return at the circulation desk, in the walk-up return located just outside the library’s front doors, or in the drive-up return located on Gammill St.
Any item belonging to the Haslet Public Library may be renewed as often as needed so long as it has not been placed on hold by another patron. Items that have been borrowed from another library must be returned to the owning library at the end of the two weeks. You may renew items online once by logging into your account from our catalog page. You may also renew items while you are in the library by asking the librarian at the circulation desk, or by calling or emailing us.
Paying for Overdue or Lost Items
Any items returned prior to closing on the first business day past the due date are within a fine-free grace period. After that time, a fine of $.25 per day per item (up to $5.00 or the value of the item, whichever is less) will be assessed. Patrons are responsible for paying fines before checking out more items. For your convenience, we accept payment by cash, check, or credit/debit card. (Note: Debit/credit charges must total $2.00 or more and will be assessed a service fee of 2%.) You may not be required to pay the total amount in full if there were certain unavoidable circumstances preventing you from returning your items. Exceptions are determined solely at the discretion of the Library Director. Lost items may be paid for or replaced like for like (eg. hard cover book for hard cover book in good condition). All lost items are assessed a $5 processing fee.
WiFi and Computers
The Haslet Public Library provides public access computers to anyone, free of charge. Computer usage policies are posted on every computer. You may bring your own device and use our WiFi free of charge. There is no password.
Print, Copy, Scan, Fax
Anyone can print from our public access computers. We are not able to print from your personal device. Copies will be made for you at the circulation desk. All prints and copies are $.10 per page, black and white only, single-sided only. We can scan documents for you and save them to a USB flash drive or send them to an email address free of charge. We can send a fax for you at the cost of $1 per page. We can supply you with a cover sheet if needed. The cover sheet is free but adds $1 to the cost of the fax.
Meeting and Study Space
Anyone is welcome to use the study tables in our Adult Collection area, each of which have electrical outlets. We also have a meeting room which can be used anytime it’s available and/or reserved in advance on a first come, first served basis.
The Haslet Public Library accepts donations of new and gently used books, audio books, DVDs, and BluRays. Items not placed into circulation are either placed in donations for the Friends of the Haslet Library or donated to charity.
Once monthly, we have a "big event", a program on any variety of topics (arts and crafts, health and wellness, finance, employment, genealogy, etc.) for any and all ages. Occasionally, a library patron has asked to present a program for us. If you are interested in being considered as a presenter for a Big Event, submit a form online and we’ll get back with you.