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Dennis M. O'Connor Public Library

Welcome to the Dennis M. O'Connor Public Library

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    COVID Guidelines

    In an effort to comply with Governor Gregg Abbott's Open Texas guidelines, and to continue to minimize the risk among customers and staff during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the library has taken the following actions, which are effective May 1st and will remain in effect until further notice:

    • There will be a limit of 10 people allowed in the library.  We ask that patrons not linger in the library after conducting their business.

    • There will be a limit of no more than 3 people at a time at the public computers (30 minute limitations may be enforced).

    We encourage any concerned customers, especially those who are elderly or at a higher risk on contracting the virus, to avoid visiting the library if they are feeling ill or concerned about potential exposure.  If you feel ill, please do not make the effort to come to the library to return your materials.

    The library is continuing to promote health and safety within its facilities by increasing its practices of cleaning and sanitizing touched surfaces.  Please note that the library is unable to comprehensively sanitize every single item that is checked out (books, movies, etc), and as such, customers are advised to wash their hands after handling materials and avoid touching their faces with unwashed hands.

    As addressed in Governor Abbott's Report to Open Texas:  We must continue to follow these critical health guidelines:

    • Stay home if you can

    • Wash hands often and for 20 seconds, or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

    • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue away.

    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

    • Disinfect surfaces, buttons, handles, doorknobs, and other places touched often.

    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.  Continue to practice social distancing, avoid crowds, and limit physical contact.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also recommends using simple cloth face coverings in public to help slow the spread of the virus.

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    Browse the library's collection of fiction and non-fiction books, audio books, large print books, magazines and movies.  Search by title, author, keyword, series or subject.

     

    Learning Express


    LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages.  It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED test prep, and more.


    Borrow eBooks & Audiobooks
    The Dennis M. O'Connor Public Library offers free eBooks and audiobooks through the South Texas Library Consortium. 

    To get started, contact the library to get your log in credentials.

    For a smooth eBook experience, download the Libby app on your phone or tablet.  You can find it Apple App Store or Google Play. 

    Go to southtexas.lib.overdrive.com to start downloading titles