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Get a Library Card

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Texshare Cards: to qualify, you must (program is currently suspended)

    • be an adult, over the the age of 18

    • have had an MFPL card for at least 90 days

    • have an account in good standing showing you have checked out at least 20 items

About the program: a Texshare card allows 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. 

Checkout/Loan Periods

You may check out up to 30 items per patron which includes books and media.

  • Books, CDs, & Audio books can be checked out for 2 weeks with one renewal as long as the item is not reserved for another patron.
  • Video/DVDs only check out for 1 week with one renewal as long as the item is not reserved for another patron.
  • New books and Audio books are limited to 5 each per patron.
  • Videos/ DVD's are limited to 10 each per patron.
  • Current newspapers, magazines, Pop-up books and Reference books do not check out.
  • Magazine past issues can be checked out.

Library Fees

Lost items:  Materials that are lost by the patron will be charged the cost of replacing the item plus a $5.00 processing fee.

Lost library cards:  $3.00 replacement fee