The Library and COVID-19

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Vaccine Information

Find the information you need about the COVID-19 vaccine in the Brazos Valley, including FAQs, registration for the vaccine, volunteer opportunities, and more.

NOTE: Anyone who registers for the vaccine who does not have access to email or internet or does not speak English may visit your local library for assistance with an email address or call 211. The 211 specialists will provide a phone number to call if the individuals are 1a and 1b and need help registering for the waitlist.

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Virtual eCards

The Bryan + College Station Public Library System is offering Virtual eCards to residents of Brazos County who cannot make it into the library to obatin a library card and do not currently have a BCSPLS card. Your virtual eCard provides access to all library’s online resources, including our eBooks, digital streaming media, digital audio books, digital magazines and more.

This page will be updated with new information as we have it.

New Ringer Library Hours Starting March 1, 2021

The Larry J. Ringer Public Library increased hours of operation, effective March 1.

Monday & Wednesday, 1 – 7 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, 1 – 5 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Curbside service is available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To place items on hold, visit bcslibrary.org or call 979.764.3416.

Other Services and Information

  • Librarians will continue to provide adult and youth programming on the BCS Library System’s social media pages.
  • Computers will be available for use for one hour, with social distancing protocols in place.
  • Meeting room spaces are currently closed.
  • Patrons should conduct in-person business at the libraries as quickly as possible in order to reduce in-person contact with others.
  • Library staff will ensure the facilities are continually disinfected in accordance with CDC protocols.

Information from the CDC

CDC COVID Data Tracker: County View – Level of Community Transmission

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Library resources available online

Library Card Renewal

Other online resources to tide you over

(If you do not have a library card or are looking for additional content)

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Are there any library resources I can use while branches are closed?
Yes. Bryan + College Station Public Library System provides a wide variety of electronic resources, including e-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines, streaming videos, and more online resources for borrowing or viewing.

What if my items are due? Will I accrue late fees?
The due dates for all checked-out circulating materials will be extended. No late fees should accrue on materials that were originally due during the closure period.

Can I place new holds through the catalog?
Due to the closure, physical hold requests can be made online beginning May 1 or by phone beginning May 4. These holds will be available for curbside pickup. Electronic holds such as e-books and e-audiobooks will still be available.

Can I apply for a library card?
During our period of closure, we are unable to register new patrons for physical library cards. But when the libraries reopen to patrons at 25% capacity starting on May 11, new applicants can visit their local library to obtain and validate their physical library card. If you don’t have a physical library card, why don’t you try out our Virtual Ecard that will give you access to all of our digital collections while we’re closed.

My library card is about to expire. How can I renew?
Library card accounts that had expired from January 1, 2020 to the present have been automatically renewed through June 1, 2020. For all other dates that fall outside of this, contact us through our online contact form and provide us with your library card number so we may renew your account through the June 1, 2020 date.

I have a question about my account? Is there anyone that can help me?
If you have any questions about your account or how to access digital resources, please use our online contact form.

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