Library Policies

Services Include

  • Internet, WIFI, Microsoft Office; printing
  • Computer classes / job searching / resume help
  • Delivery for home-bound patrons
  • Weekly Story time for 18 months to 5 years
  • Seasonal children's/teen programs
  • Genealogy and local history collection
  • Book club meets the second Thursday of every month at 3 p.m.
  • Copy Machine

Library Cards

Library cards are free to those who reside or own property inside the city limits of Cleburne. If you reside outside the city limits, there is a non-resident fee of $25 per year. All students, teachers, and staff of CISD who reside outside the city limits may obtain a card at nocharge. A valid state issued driver's license or valid state issued identification card are required along with a secondary proof of residency. Parents or legal guardians must sign for those under 18.

Loan Periods

Books and audio books: 21 days
New fiction: 14 days
DVD : 21 days
Kits : 14 days
Magazines: 7 days


Overdue items are .20 per day with the exception of DVD and kits which are $1/day.


Most items can be renewed once with the exception of new 14 day fiction and Kits. Items cannot be renewed if there is a waiting reserve on an item. Renew and reserve materials online.

Interlibrary Loans

For items not in the collection, interlibrary loan is available. Materials from the collections of other public, academic, and special libraries throughout the nation are made available to library card holders through this service. Patrons may order with a charge of $3 per item.


Computers may be used up to 90 minutes each day. A valid library card, computer access card, or guest pass allows access to library computers. Account balances must not be over $5.00.  A computer access card may be purchased for $10 for six months or $20 a year. Printing is available at .15/B&W; .50/Color.


Texshare allows you to borrow directly from other libraries. Cleburne Public Library cardholders are eligible for Texshare cards after they have been a member of the library for at least 3 months and are in good standing. Texshare cards are not issued to anyone under 18. For more information, inquire at the circulation desk.