The Honey Grove Library provides access to books (fiction, non-fiction, large print, young adult, junior and children’s) up to ten (10) per card at a time, DVDs limited to three (3) per family at a time (only one season for Television Series), Audio Books on CD and Playaway up to five (5) per card, Magazines up to five (5) per card . Limits may be adjusted per library staff discretion.
Loan Periods are for two week periods for all items except DVD’s which have a three day loan period.
In Addition the following are available to our patrons:
Copies $0.10 ea. page — Color Copies $1.00 ea. page
Faxes – outgoing $1.00 ea. page
Laminating – $1.00 ea. (8x10) or $ .75ea. (4x6)
12 Computers are available during Library hours. Wi-Fi is available. Library computers run on Linux operating systems and use LibreOffice Software – a full open source office suite, which is multilingual and compatible with Microsoft office.
Computer printouts $0.10 ea. page – Color $1.00 per page.
Scanning of Documents/email – by appointment
Technology Assistance – Need help with your tablet, laptop or cell phone? Need instruction or want to set up an email, facebook account or apply for a job? Help is available – by appointment. Please email or call 903-378-2206 to set up a time.
Supplies for use with our computers (or yours) blank CDs $1.00 ea. – Headphones $1.00 ea – 8gb Flash Drives (Memory Sticks) $5.00 ea
Notary Services are available at no charge – Tuesday through Thursday 9am-5pm. Other times by appointment – please call 903-378-2207 to schedule.
Do your DVD’s and CD’s need cleaning – are they scratched – do they skip? Disc Cleaning – $3.00 per disc (audio or video)
Interlibrary Loan –The Honey Grove Library participates in the statewide interlibrary loan program. The Library will offer this service in accordance with rules and regulations of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. This service permits the library to borrow materials for its patrons from other libraries. This interlibrary loan service is available to all patrons who have been in good standing for a 6 months and whose record is clear of fines and overdue items. Books and photocopies of articles from periodicals not owned by the Library, or that are otherwise unavailable, may be requested for loan through interlibrary loan. Recordings, microfilm, and genealogy materials may be requested but are often difficult to obtain.
The Library charges a fee of $5 for postage and handling on all interlibrary loans when applicable. The patron is responsible for all charges or fines imposed by the lending library. Every attempt will be made to borrow items from libraries that do not charge fees for loaning materials. If a patron does not wish to borrow an item due to charges that are imposed (such as insurance fees, lending fees, photocopying charges), this must be stipulated when the request is made. Fines for overdue materials and processing costs for lost items will vary with the lending library and are the responsibility of the patron.
The library may restrict the number of items requested by an individual patron or “meter” the number of items referred through interlibrary loan when necessary to ensure fair, equitable, and timely service within the constraints of budget and staffing. This action will only be taken in consultation with the patron and alternative sources for service will be suggested.
Requests that staff determines may violate copyright laws will not be accepted. Photocopies received through interlibrary loan will be stamped with notice of copyright.
Texas Talking Books Program – Provides free library services to qualifying Texans with visual, physical or reading disabilities. It is part of the National Lbrary Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, a program administered by the Library of Congress. The collection consists of more than 100,000 titles including hundreds of titles in Spanish, some in French, German, Russian and other languages. This library is a demonstration site and a Certifying Authority for this FREE program. Please come to the Circulation Desk, call or email the library for information about this service.
Genealogy and Local History – The Library has a strong collection of local history publications, and even more resources are available online. Start your research at the website of the Honey Grove Preservation League (www.honeygrovepreservation.org). Genealogy and Local History items are NOT available for check-out.
A guide to researching Honey Grove History is at https://www.honeygrovepreservation.org/research-tools.html
Please call the Library in advance if you would like to meet with a member of the Preservation League or to schedule a phone conversation with a member.
Research On Fannin County History – a pdf compiled by the Fannin County Historical Commission to help those interested in researching Fannin County history and Fannin County genealogy.