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Spicewood Community Library

Welcome to the Spicewood Community Library

Located nearly 20 miles from any other public library, Spicewood Community Library provides a variety of services to the residents of this area. The library opened in 2007 with 100% private funding with no county or state assistance.  The library joined the Burnet County Library System as a branch in October, 2021.  By joining the county system, the Spicewood Library is able to offer its patrons a greatly expanded availability of materials as well as increased benefits and services.

Burnet County provides limited part-time employee hours for the library as well as some library systems and supplies.  All other operating costs including maintenance and utilities, books, etc. continue to be borne by the Friends of the Spicewood Community Library, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  The Friends group is funded by donations, memberships, fundraising activities and the thrift store.  Those funds help the library to offer:

  • Over 10,000 books, DVDs and audio books

  • 24/7/365 Wi-Fi access in the parking lot

  • 5 Patron PCs equipped with popular software and high-speed Internet access

  • Large children's section

  • Access to thousands of e-books and audio books to check out via download

  • Fax, scan and copy services

  • Adult book club and children's reading programs

  • Periodic continuing education workshops

  • Community meeting room
  • Thrift store

  • Language lesson vis Rosetta Stone

Other Services

  • Print services ($0.10/page B/W, $0.20 double sided or $0.25/page color, $0.50 double sided)
  • Free online access to thousands of eBooks, videos, movies, music, and audiobooks through Libby by Overdrive, Hoopla, Project Gutenberg, Librivox, and the TexShare databases.  Please explore these capabilities at Digital Resources.
  • Notary services free of charge when notary is working
  • Fax Machine ($1.50 first page, $1.00 a page after that to send)
  • Copier ($0.10 per page single sided, $0.20 per page double sided)

Staff must fax all materials and patron confidentiality and privacy will be maintained. If a patron has multiple items and/or there are other patrons in the library needing assistance, non-library services take a lesser priority.

WARNING CONCERNING COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS

The Copyright Law of 1976 (United States Code, Title 17) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction [including that made by electronic transmission of reserve material] for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.