Riter C. Hulsey Public Library
301 N. Rockwall
Terrell, TX 75160
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Enriching Our Community ... Expanding Your World!
The Terrell Public Library provides materials which contribute to the
informational and recreational needs of the community.
Due to budget constraints the library is adopting a new
40 hour schedule. The library will be closed Saturdays, beginning August
21, 2010 and will be open on the following schedule:
|Monday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
|Thursday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 1:00 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Need to return a book
after hours? Use the drive-through book
drop on the northeast side of the library building.
Free Library Services
Any Texas resident can get a library card by visiting
the library to register.
Requirements for a card are a valid picture ID and
proof of address (if the address on the ID isn't current). Parents
can sign for a minor 3 years old or older to get a card. The card
will be mailed to the patron. There is no charge for the card.
The card remains in effect as long as the cardholder remains in
good standing with the library.
There is no limit on the number of items patrons
can check out on their cards. However, only three new books may
be checked out at one time. A new cardholder may check out one
item at the time of registration. New cards are usually mailed
to patrons on the day of registration or the next (business) day.
Public Library uses the Polaris System to provide an online
public access catalog for library patrons. The OPAC replaces
the traditional card catalog. The Polaris system makes it easy to
find specific books, videos, periodicals, and other materials in
the library's collection. The system can also generate bibliographies
on specific subjects.
Terrell High School and Furlough Middle School share
the online catalog with Hulsey Public Library, making it possible
to do a catalog search all libraries at all locations.
Hulsey Public Library has 17 computers with Internet
access for your use during regular library hours. Each computer
is equipped with Microsoft Word.
These computers are ideal for students working on school
reports, since they can do online research then write their papers.
Print-outs are available at 10¢ per page. You may transfer files
to CDs or thumb drives.
Programs may not be loaded onto the community access
Adult patrons can use their a card or a valid picture
ID to sign up for 1 hour computer sessions.They must read our Internet
policy and agree to abide by the rules of that policy.
Parents may sign for minors 13-17 years old to have
Internet access. Parents can choose whether their children have access
to filtered or unfiltered terminals. Anyone under the age of 13 must
have a parent sitting with them to access the Internet.
- Books: Choose from more than 56,000 volumes, including
a large-print collection. Books may be borrowed for 2 weeks with one
2-week renewal. Overdue charges are 10¢ per day.
- Videos & DVD's: Check out videos for 3 days.
- Audio tapes
- Books on tape
- Books on CD
- checkout and download audio books to your computer, apple product
and/or MP3 player for free.
93 subscriptions include:
- popular magazines
- professional journals
- 5 newspapers
- Filmstrips & microforms
- Local history & genealogy files:
- books, periodicals, microforms
- index to local birth announcements
- index to local obituaries
- Family tree software
- CD-ROM genealogy index
- Local history videos (interviews & documentaries)
- Terrell Tribune archives
- Games & puzzles
Databases - Access TexShare for information about careers, environment,
history, general reference and much more!
Topics you’re interested in from the sources you want: magazines,
journals, books and reference works with accurate, relevant and
verifiable information. The TexShare databases are subscription-only
e-resources from Texas libraries, so results are from authoritative
sources and won’t be found anywhere else.
Ask your librarian for eligibility and access instructions. TexShare
online resources are offered as a public service from Texas libraries
and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
library's year-round children's programs serve the public and area day
care facilities. Junior volunteers assist with the Summer
Reading Program and also serve as tutors for children with reading
difficulties. Tutoring is available throughout the year for students in
grades 1-4. Presentations for young audiences, featuring both professional
and amateur performers, are presented throughout the year under the sponsorship
of the Friends of the Library. Bring the little ones for story time every
Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.
City of Terrell firefighters gave story time attendees a chance to explore
a fire truck.
and Research Services
Library staff answer more than 10,000 reference questions
a year! In addition to standard print resources, the reference
section includes two computer terminals for searching CD-ROM databases.
These include Magazine Article Summaries Full Text Select, NewsBank,
Granger's Poetry Index, and Books in Print Plus Reviews.
The collection also includes newspapers, magazines, and the archives
of the Terrell Tribune. Internet access will be available
for researchers in the near future.
Looking for a book we don't have in our collection?
Let us order it for you through the interlibrary loan program. Hulsey
Public Library is a member of the North East Texas Library System (NETLS)
which gives us access to the shelves of other member libraries across
north Texas. We can also book films and videos for you through the
Texas State Library system. Check with the desk to order loaned materials.
Our staff is happy to help you find books you will
enjoy. Interested in a particular subject? We can generate a book
list for you from our computerized card catalog. We offer user
education programs to teach patrons how to use the library's research
tools. Ask us about our Talking Book Program referrals, too.
Hulsey Public Library provides professional help in
tracing the roots and branches of your own family tree. Supplement
your genealogy research with our computer work station's "family
tree" software and CD-ROM genealogy index. Learn a little more
about our own local history, too. Archives of the Terrell Tribune
are a unique resource for community research. The library's local
history video project has produced documentaries on local history
and taped interviews of community leaders and other residents with
special knowledge of the area.
library's supplemental materials support the curricula of Terrell ISD,
Trinity Valley Community College, Southwestern Christian College, Good
Shepherd Episcopal School, Terrell Christian Academy, and several local
pre-schools. We can put together class tours and other special visits
on request. The library also schedules story times for preschools and
TISD Head Start classes. A special Teacher's Card provides expanded
borrowing privileges for community educators.
Online Tools for Teachers
Monthly foyer displays showcase local collections and special
interest topics. Look for topical book displays, too.
Don't miss our Bookmark
Display in honor of National LIbrary Week.
Photos of animals available for adoption at the
Terrell Animal Shelter are posted at the Hulsey Public Library in
Terrell. View the photos during regular library hours.You can also view
photos of available animals online.
Adult Literacy and English As a Second Language
programs are available through the library. Call for information about
classes and/or tutors. Test proctoring service is also available. Internet
Resources for Teachers of English as a Second Language
Our library volunteer program for youths includes Junior
Volunteers for the Summer Reading Program for 12 to 14 year
olds and a volunteer program for ages 14 and up. Teens and adults
assist with book repairs, working the desk, and helping library
patrons find what they are looking for.
Special exhibits at the library include an annual
craft fair with demonstrations by local artisans.
Join the Friends of the Library to assist with
library programs, promotions, and fund raisers.
The Community Room, with seating for 50 people,
is available free of charge to non-profit groups. Reserve the room
by calling the library at 972-551-6663. Others may rent the Community
Room for a nominal charge. Call for the fee schedule.
Make copies at the library for 10 ¢ each. We
also provide a die-cutting machine for public use.
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