Schimelpfenig Library

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Schimelpfenig Library


5024 Custer Road
972-769-4200

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Service Hours


Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


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Plano Public Library COVID 19
July 8, 2020- facilities closed for general use
Service Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Sunday 1 - 4:30 p.m.

Current Services Available

  • 2 hour computer reservations, library card required, scheduled in advance, call us (instructions for process and schedule)
  • New library card processing takes 2-3 days from the time you apply online, and you will be contacted regarding your application
  • External Bookdrops for returns, items quarantined for 72 hours, expect some account delay, no impact to borrowing privileges
  • All items are checked out for three (3) weeks
  • Porch side pickup of materials (see process and times here)
  • Access to digital resources (e-books, e-newspapers, e-magazines, e-audio and databases)
  • Book a Librarian and Telephone Reference (email)
  • Online programs for all ages (Calendar)
  • Donations not being accepted
  • FAQ

The service expansion for July 6, 2020 has been postponed

Holds Pickup & Specialty Items Return

Holds Pickup and Specialty Items Return at Plano Public Library
Holds Pickup & Specialty Items Return is available porch side at all libraries Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Sunday 1 - 4:30 p.m.
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Computer Access Appointment Process

Computer Access Appointment Process at Plano Public Library
Starting June 1, 2020 Library card holders will be able to schedule appointments to use computers in the library. Appointments are booked in advance for two (2) hours and limited to one session per day.

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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ Information - Plano Public Library
We have received questions from our community regarding what services are available while the library is closed.
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Access the Library Online

Online Access Information - Plano Public Library
During the health emergency, access to online resources will be provided even if your account has overdue items. Use your library card to download eBooks and eAudiobooks with Libby, Overdrive and RBdigital. Downloadable Magazines are available from Flipster and RBdigital and Newspapers through PressReader on RBdigital. Stream award-winning films for adults and kids with Kanopy. Use our databases to learn a new language, find information on businesses and learn new skills.
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  1. Summer Learning News Update – July 30, 2020

    Summer days are long. You can access over 100 eMagazines online with your Plano Library card. Read on...
  2. Take a Virtual Tour of Brenda McKinney’s Art

    Artist Brenda McKinney’s work showcases handmade mandalas. McKinney was an 18st AIRSpace artist in residence with Plano Public Library. She put her artwork on exhibit at Davis Library in 2020. Read on...
  3. Book Bundles Available for Porch Side Pickup

    Discover new series, new authors, and great reads with a set of preselected titles. Book Bundles are chosen to provide variety based on reading level. Read on...
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  1. History
  2. Features
Shimelpfenig LibraryFrom 1970-1974 the population of Plano grew more than 92 percent and the City decided to build a second library. Two Bond elections were held in 1975 ($790,000) and 1980 ($307,000) to purchase land and construct a new library complete with a basement. The 26,246 square feet Louise Ernestine Rammers Schimelpfenig Library opened in June 1980 with a collection of 25,000 volumes. The library’s name commemorates the efforts of Louise Schimelpfenig who opened her personal book collection to the community in 1884 and provided the city’s earliest library service. In 1997 the library was renovated and expanded to 30,000 square feet on two floors.