Welcome to the Madison County, Texas Library

605 S. May    Madisonville, TX  77864    (936)348-6118

The Madison County Library is a small library with a large genealogical collection. We have a large collection of Madison County history, quite a bit of Texas history - mostly on adjacent counties - and some reference books for other states.

HOURS Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday  9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. (Closed from 1 - 2)

Tuesday   11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. (Closed from 1 - 2)

Saturday & Sunday   Closed
LOAN PERIOD Books, Videos, Audio cassettes and Magazines check out for two weeks.  Paperbacks with a colored dot are on the honor system.
LIBRARY CARDS A library card is free to any permanent resident of Madison County.  To obtain a card, a person must show a photo ID, proof of current address, and have a reference. Children applying for library cards must be accompanied by a parent or guardian with acceptable identification.  Children must be able to write their complete names.  A $2.00 fee is charged to replace a lost card.
NON-RESIDENT LIBRARY CARDS Library cards are issued to out-of-county residents for a fee of $10.00 a year.
LATE CHARGES Books and magazines - 5 per day per item with a maximum being the replacement cost of the materials.

Videos, CDs and audios - 50 per day per item with a maximum being the replacement cost of the materials.

RENEWALS Library materials may be renewed by telephone or e-mail, but we prefer in person.
LOST MATERIALS Charges for lost or irreparably damaged items include the replacement cost of the item plus a $5.00 non-refundable handling fee.  "Minor" damage such as crayon marks or tears are subject to a $5.00 damage fee.
GENEALOGY We have an extensive genealogy and local history collection for in-house research only.  We do genealogy research for a $5.00 fee per query and 25 per photocopy.
COMPUTERS We have eight public access computers with Internet connections.  Complete computer use policy is available at the front desk.  Printouts are 25 each or 10 for student work.
SERVICES We have a photocopy machine for public use.  Copies are 25 each or 10 for student work. Color copies are available for 50 each. We have a fax machine and charge 50 a page to send or receive faxes.  IRS forms are available during tax season on a first come, first served basis. We also keep binders of previous years' forms that are available to be photocopied.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMING Storytime - usually Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.  Call the library for available dates.  Bring your pre-schooler for stories, crafts, songs, games and activities.

Summer Reading Program - Classes for Pre-K through 6th grade; reading, games, crafts, guest speakers and great prizes.  Call for days and times.

Check the Children's Room for our Spanish and Bilingual books!

Visit the Friends of the Library Book Shop in the Annex 

   Check our genealogy resources

   The Friends of the Madison County Library

  Links

  The library's 35th birthday party on April 27, 2004

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This page was last updated Thursday, 03-Jun-2010 17:46:50 MDT