Sunnyvale Public Library

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Services

Library Cards

Library Cards are available free of charge to all U.S. citizens and legal aliens who reside in the state of Texas.  Your library card can be used to check out books, DVDs. videocassettes, music CDs, audiobooks and periodicals.

TexShare Card Program

TexShare cards allow Sunnyvale Public Library card holders to borrow materials directly from other libraries who participate in the program.  For more details, please visit the TexShare card website.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) allows Sunnyvale Public Library card holders access to materials that are not available from the Library's collection.  For information or to make an Interlibrary Loan request, please come by the Library or call us at (972) 226-4491 during regular operating hours.

Book Drop

Library books can be returned 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the book drop located directly in front of the library.  Due to the possibility of damage, certain materials (book kits, some A/V materials) cannot be returned in the book drop; such materials are clearly marked on the item.

Computer Workstations

Six computers with high-speed internet access are provided for one-hour sessions.  Sessions can be extended depending on demand.  Patrons must have a valid Sunnyvale library card without an outstanding balance.  Children under the age of 14 must be supervised by an adult when using computers.  Computers are equipped with DVD-R drives and USB ports, and have Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Publisher, and multiple internet browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Apple Safari) installed. Printouts are $.25 per page for black and white and $.50 per page for color printing.

Wireless Internet Access

The Library offers free wireless (Wi-Fi) internet access.  Patrons are invited to their wireless device into the Library and connect to our open network;  our Wi-Fi connection is not password protected or encrypted. Devices may not connect to the library's printers through the Wi-Fi.

Photocopies

Sunnyvale offers a photocopier for public use which can copy documents at a cost of $.25 per page. The copier can duplicate documents of letter (8.5" x 11"), legal (8.5" x 14")  or ledger (11" x 17") size in black and white.

Periodicals

The Library currently subscribes to over 50 magazines and newsletters.  Current issues are kept in plastic binders to be read in the library.  Back issues of magazines and newsletters circulate, and may be checked out for up to two weeks.

Newspapers

The Library maintains subscriptions to The Dallas Morning News, The Mesquite News, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal.  Newspapers may not be checked out.

Telephone Reference

Librarians will answer questions over the phone that require short, readily available factual information that does not require extensive searching or lengthy reading.

Fax Services

Patrons can send and receive faxes at the library.  The Library charges is $1.00 per page to send a fax to a local number, and $1.50 per page to send a fax to a long distance number.  Patrons may also receive incoming faxes at the cost of $.50 per page.

Reading Lists

The Library maintains an up-to-date list of current bestsellers list, as well as award-winning books.  The Library also maintains a list of Sunnyvale ISD's Accelerated Reader (AR) books by title, author and reading level, as well as suggested books for commonly researched topics for children.

Government Documents

The Library retains tax forms for the last 8 years.  During the tax season, tax forms are available at the Library on a first-come, first-served basis.