Library Information


BOOKS: Our collection totals over 35,000 volumes of best sellers, classics, how-to's, general fiction and nonfiction, young adult books, children's picture books, large print books, etc.

AUDIO-VISUAL MATERIALS: The library has available the following types of material for checkout: videos, DVDs, CDs, books-on-tape and books-on-CD, and an overhead projector

MAGAZINES: The library subscribes to over 50 titles covering a wide variety of subjects and reading levels. Current issues circulate for 2 days; back issues for two weeks.

NEWSPAPERS: The library subscribes to The Clarksville Times and The Paris News. The library also has microfilm archives of many county newspapers. For a complete list of those records, click here.

INTERLIBRARY LOAN: When materials are not locally available, patrons have access to these items through interlibrary loan. The borrower pays the return postage at the time of checkout.

COMPUTERS: Six Internet computers are available to the public. Users must have their valid library card in hand to log on to Internet terminals. If you do not have a library card, staff can use an Internet Only guest card to sign you in. All users are limited to one 45-minute Internet session per day.

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS: A weekly story time is offered for preschoolers. Class visits and tours are also available upon request. Friends of the Library sponsors the annual summer reading program

COPIES: A copy machine is available for public use. Copies can also be printed from the microfilm reader/printers, the Internet terminals, and the word processor. Cost for all copies is 25 cents/page.

MEETING ROOM: Meeting room is available for use by public service groups when not in use for library programs. Reservations required.

RESEARCH: An extensive genealogy collection is available for those researching family history. All materials are cataloged in our on-line catalog.

TAX FORMS: Available from January 1, each year’s most common new forms are provided free of charge. Other forms are available for a copy fee.


There are several ways to support the Library:

MEMORIALS: Remember with Books

Donations of money to purchase books may be made to the Red River County Pubic Library. An acknowledgement is seny to the family/recipient and a book plate will placed in the book, noting the special person and occasion.

•A special way to honor the memory of a loved one

•A way to mark a special anniversary

•A way to thank someone special in your life

•A way to say 'a job well done' to a retiring person

Join the FRIENDS Friends of the Library membership dues:

•Individual - $5

•Family - $10

•Patron - >$20

•Sponsor - >$50

•Benefactor - >$100

Your dues go into the Friends treasury, to be used to purchase equipment and supplies for the library that are outside the normal budget and to sponsor library activities such as the Summer Reading Program

DONATIONS: The Library gladly accepts donation of gently used books, magazines and videos. When possible we add donations to our collection. Duplicates or outdated material is sold on our book table.

VOLUNTEER: The Friends of the Library needs people willing join the rotation schedule to work in our Thrift Shop on Saturday mornings. If you are interested in volunteering please contact the library at 903-427-3991.