Libraries by County



  • Free Movie Rentals at the Library

    Movie rentals have been ubiquitous for quite some time now. From online streaming to mail-in services to those automated boxes you see at grocery stores and strip malls, you can’t go anywhere without having the opportunity to rent movies for just a few dollars compared to paying full price to own a DVD or Blu-Ray …

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  • Genealogy Research at the Library

    Using The Public Library To Research Family History And Genealogy Genealogy and researching family history are quickly becoming one of the most popular hobbies in the United States. With information at our fingertips, researching family names, and plotting the geographic timelines or locations of the various branches of family trees has never been more convenient. …

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  • Check Out Kindle Books at the Library

    See How Easily You Can Check Out a Kindle Book From Your Local Library   If you’ve been paying attention to the U.S. news media you may have noticed that it’s now possible to check out Amazon Kindle books from your local public library. That’s right; as long as you have a valid library card …

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    San Antonio Libraries Bexar County Libraries Texas Libraries

    San Antonio Public Library


    Location Address: Mailing Address:
    600 Soledad St 600 Soledad St
    San Antonio, TX 78205 San Antonio, TX 78205
    Phone Number: 2102072500  
    Basic Library Information      
    Interlibrary Relationship: Member library of a library system.
    Operated by: Municipal government
    Geographic Area: Metropolitan area
    Service Area Population: 1356276
    Annual Visits: 3,459,221
    Annual Hours Open (All branches): 60,468
    Number of central libraries:
    Number of branch libraries: 19
    Number of bookmobiles: 1
    Media Information      
    Number of books and serial volumes: 1,935,036
    Number of audio materials: 56,517
    Number of video materials: 69,036
    Number of current serial subscriptions: 2,006
    Total annual circulation: 4,863,676
    Total annual loans provided to other libraries: 25,922
    Total annual loans received from other libraries: 7,906
    Staff Information      
    Number of ALA-MLS Librarians: 123
    Total Number of Full Time Librarians: 126
    Other Paid Full Time Employees: 242
    Total Paid Full Time Employees: 368
    Children's Library Services      
    Total annual circulation (including renewals) of all
    children's materials in all formats to all users.
    Total annual attendance at all programs intended
    primarily for children. Includes adults who attend.
    Financial Information      
    Operating Income
    Operating income from local government $18,839,163.00
    Operating income from state government $170,502.00
    Operating income from federal government $213,822.00
    Other operating income $938,240.00
    Total income $20,161,727.00
    Salaries and wages for all library staff $9,984,946.00
    Employee benefits for all library staff $3,047,916.00
    Total staff expenditures $13,032,862.00
    Total expenditures on library collection $2,885,369.00
    Other operating expenditures $3,169,416.00
    Total operating expenditures $19,087,647.00
    Expenditures for capital outlay $207,392.00
    Library Technology Information      
    Operating expenditures for library materials in electronic format 11,175
    Operating expenditures for electronic access 845,776
    Number of library materials in electronic format 2,274
    Library access to electronic services Yes
    Library access to the Internet Yes
    Internet terminals used by staff only 278
    Internet terminals used by general public 267
    Users of electronic resources per typical week 42190

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