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Circulation of Library items to registered borrowers. Adults (18-years of age or older) with current proof of residence of Midland, Texas, Texas or areas of the Permian Basin are eligible to obtain a borrower’s card. Minors who meet these criteria are also eligible to obtain a borrower’s card under their parent, grandparent or legal guardian’s privilege. For more information e-mail or call 688-4330 (Downtown) or 742-7410 (Centennial).
Reference Services (including in-person requests, telephone, e-mail, U.S.P.S requests, and fax) are provided free of charge to everyone regardless of age, race, nationality, physical or mental challenge, and/or belief. If information incurs a charge from the source (copy fees, etc.) that will be passed on to the person making the request. All questions are answered in the order received as closely as possible. When the library is busy precedence will be provided to the library patron physically in the building. For more information, e-mail or call 688-4327.
Public Computers are filtered by Midland County. They are provided free of charge to all; however restrictions for minors may result based on the wishes of the minor's parent or legal guardian. Training Classes in the use of Computers, the Internet and Reference Data Bases may be offered from time-to-time. These classes are open to every person on a first-come basis free of charge. For more information, e-mail or call 742-7420.
Story Hours are available to all library users based on available space. Whenever it is possible story hours are also offered in Spanish. All children's programs are free of charge to everyone who attends. For more information, e-mail or call 688-4323.
Literacy Training is available in the library through Midland Need To Read. The library Staff offer no literacy or reading improvement training. However a strong relationship exists with the Midland Need to Read group and space for tutoring is offered free of charge to tutors and students. For more information, please call Midland Need-To-Read 682-9693.
Borrower's Card
Proof of Residence is required to obtain a borrower's card.  A Borrower's Card is not required to use the library. However, a library card is required to check out, or use all library owned electronic devices, such as computer chargers, iPads, etc. Additionally, these devices are for in library use only.


Minors are issued a library card upon the request from their parent or legal guardian.
The parent or guardian must also have a valid borrower's card and that adult must be in good-standing
with the use of that card (e.g. no overdue items, no fines or fees owed to the library, and/or no lost and unpaid for items).

Parents and guardians of minors are the only persons who can restrict what a minor checks out of the collection.
Library staff will not accept the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian in determining the age or gender appropriateness items a minor selects to check out of the collection.

For More information, e-mail or call 688-4330 Downtown/742-7400 Centennial.