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Who can get a card? All residents of Texas are eligible to receive a free library card from the Mammen Family Public Library. Children under the age of 18 can also receive a card with the signature of a parent or legal guardian. You must come into the library with proof of identity to register for a card.

Out of state residents must pay a fee to receive a card. Please contact the library to find out more information at 830.438.4864 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

What do you need to get a card? You need to show some type of photo identification: a Texas Driver's License, Student ID, military ID, or employer ID, and verification of current address such as your checkbook, your voter's registration card, a utility bill or mail that is addressed to you with a recent postmark.

Fees: Your library card is free. If you lose your card, we will replace it once for free, after that it will cost $3.00 to replace.

Card benefits: Checkout up to 30 items which can include 10 DVDs and 5 audiobooks.  Access online resources such as language learning databases, downloadable ebooks, audio books and magazines, databases to help with work skills, test taking, diy, and many more.

Checkout periods: DVDs - 1 week, all other items - 2 weeks

Texshare Cards: After having and using your library card for 90 days, we can issue you a Texshare card which will allow you to check out books and return them to participating libraries. Please be aware that they must be returned to the library you checked them out from.  Find participating Texshare Libraries.