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Current Directory Information for Texas Public Libraries

Texas Public Library Directory (.xlsx)

The directory is updated as we receive information, and that date is noted on the Information tab.  It contains a listing of both central and branch libraries, as well as assigned population, mailing and physical addresses, emails, director name, website, and legal establishment.  Please e-mail any corrections or updates to the Library Development and Networking Division.

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Map of Texas Public Library Locations

Library Statistics

Public Libraries Annual Report

Find related links and other information about this report, required by Texas public libraries for accreditation.

Texas Public Library Statistics

Search the Texas public library statistics by year, city, library, or county to find information on the budget and operations of Texas public libraries. The data may also be downloaded and imported into a spreadsheet or database. Use the Texas Public Library Summary to find analytical tables and statistical summaries of the individual library data.

Texas Academic Library Statistics

Find statistical information on libraries in four-year public and private academic institutions, two-year academic institutions, and medical and law institutions in Texas.

Other Library Statistics Sources

Find statistical information on libraries from other sources here, including tools that allow comparison with libraries nationwide.

Library Accreditation

Public libraries are accredited in the Government Code 441.127(a), Library Systems, under the authority of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Minimum Standards for Accreditation in the State Library System

Links to Texas Administrative Code, Title 13, Part 1, Chapter 1, Subchapter C, Minimum Standards for Accreditation in the State Library System.  Adopted by the Texas State Library & Archives Commission on November 7, 2014; effective November 30, 2014.

Accreditation Task Force

The Texas State Library and the Texas Library Association created a joint task force to review the Public Library Standards and the Minimum Criteria for Accreditation.  Final recommendations were adopted by the Texas State Library & Archives Commission on November 7, 2014.

E-rate Eligibility

To be eligible for these discounts, a library applicant must meet the statutory definition of library or library consortium found in the 1996 Library Services and Technology Act (Pub. L. 104-208) (LSTA) and must be eligible for assistance from a state library administrative agency under that Act.  For purposes of LSTA, the State Library has discretion with regard to the eligibility of applicants. In Texas, a library must be accredited. For more information about accreditation, please contact Stacey Malek, Program Coordinator 512-463-5532,


Texas Library Association (TLA) Public Library Standards

These voluntary Texas Public Library Standards developed through the Texas Library Association are intended as an assessment and guide to levels of service for public libraries in Texas.

TexShare Participation Summary

Search by City Name to find the TexShare Participation Summary Report Specifically for Your Texas Library! Reports show your TexShare program memberships, cost savings, resources available, and your House and Senate districts.

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