It is the mission of the Chandler Public Library to promote life-long learning by providing and promoting equal access to all library resources and services for our community including recreational reading, technology, and reference.
The Chandler Public Library serves persons living in eastern Henderson County.
- One card per household. Prospective members must have a valid Texas Driver's License or ID with a Chandler, Brownsboro, or LaRue physical address AND the most recent utility bill (Water, Electricity or Gas) with the same address. Young adults with a driver's license can use their parent's utility bill. If there is a question about residency, you must see Nancy Bertholf, Library Director.
- First time check-outs are limited to one item. Thereafter, the limit is 10 items including a maximum of 4 videos.
- Books and Audio Books are due in 2 weeks. Videos in one week. The fine for books is 10c per day and videos $1 per day. Overdue items must be returned before more items can be checked out. You can renew a book/video by phone or in person ONE time.
- There is a night drop located near the front door. Books and DVD's can be renewed or reserved on-line.
Acceptable Use of the Internet
The Chandler Public Library is committed to providing free and open access to the resources of the Internet. There are three public access computers available to the public and wi-fi available 24/7 for other users with portable devices.
As an information source, the Internet enables the library to provide information from a variety of sources beyond our print collection. While the Internet does offer access to a wealth of material, it does also provide access to material that may be offensive, disturbing and/or illegal, inaccurate or incomplete. In compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), the library reserves the right to remove a person from the library if the person gains access or attempts to access inappropriate sites in disregard of the library’s acceptable use policy.
Internet users must sign a log-in sheet at the circulation desk and use their Internet card number. Maximum usage per day is 45 minutes. Persons needing additional time for research, resumes, and applications can request the computer used for extended time.
Library staff may be available, as time allows, to assist with basic Internet skills. However, our library volunteers are not familiar with all of the web sites and applications available to a computer user. The library does offer classes periodically to help users become more proficient in their computer skills.
Children and the Internet
Parents must accompany children and young adults under 16 years who wish to use the internet. The library affirms the right and responsibility of parents to determine and monitor their own children’s use of library materials and resources.
LONG RANGE PLAN
- Evaluate, redesign, expand and fund physical space to provide flexibility and support for programs and collections
- Enhance core collection through weeding of older materials and selection of new materials
- Improve marketing, outreach, and communication channels with patrons and non-patrons
- Assess and update library technologies as needed