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All Waco Library Locations will be closed Monday, January 18. We will reopen Tuesday, January 19 at 10 AM.

Annual Friends Meeting

Friends of the Waco-McLennan County Library

The Friends of the Waco-McLennan County Library will have their annual meeting January 26 at 5 PM.

Join the meeting using
this Zoom link

The quarterly meeting of the board of the Friends will follow the annual meeting. 


Today's Hours

Curbside Pickup

Monday through Friday
from 10 AM to 5:30 PM

Here's how it works:
1. Go online & place your hold. Choose where you want to pick it up.
2. You’ll get a text or email when your hold is ready. Call your pickup location when you get your text or email.

  • Central: 254-750-5943
  • East Waco: 254-750-8620
  • South Waco: 254-750-8621
  • West Waco: 254-750-3695

3. Drive to your pickup location.
4. Call us when you get here and have your Library Card ready.
5. Stay in your car and we’ll bring your holds to the pickup table*. You can pick them up from the table and be reading in no time!
*The pickup table allows us to maintain the recommended social distancing practices. If you are using public transportation or on foot, just wait at the table for your items.

Great American Road Trip

Sign up TODAY for the American Road Trip Challenge! It's easy!

Read books from different regions of the US and earn badges. 

When you earn all the badges, you can get a prize.

Take an amazing trip without leaving your house. 

Library News

Phase II Reopening Info

Limited Hours

  • All Locations: Monday through Friday 10 AM – 6 PM
  • Curbside Pickup ends at 5:30 PM
  • All bookdrops are open 24/7
  • WiFi available within 150 ft. of each building from 7 AM – 9 PM
  • Questions? Call during open hours listed above or use the Ask A Librarian feature online.

Limited Services

  • Grab & Go: Browse and check out or pick up your holds in the library
  • Curbside Continues: see below for details
  • Computer Use by appointment only: 1 hour per person per day. No extensions. No exceptions. Fewer computers will be available therefore, time is limited.

Book online or call the library.

  • No public seating to slow the potential spread of the virus.
  • Meeting, conference and study rooms are closed to discourage social gatherings.
  • No toys or games in children’s areas.


  • In-person programming has been cancelled to avoid social gatherings.
  • Virtual programming is available here
  • Try our text message Scavenger Hunt by texting WMCLhunt to 254-237-2300 to get your first clue.

What We’re Doing to Keep You Safe

  • Plexi-shields installed at all public service desks
  • Face coverings worn by staff
  • Limited number of computers and no public seating to encourage social distancing and slow the spread of the virus
  • Quarantining all returns in accordance with American Library Association guidelines (requests for materials may be delayed as a result)
  • The Library is taking reasonable measures; however, staff is unable to comprehensively sanitize every single item that is checked out, handled in our libraries, or returned. 


When and where do we return books and other items?
You can return material to any book drop. If your items are eligible to renew, you can do that online to have some extra time. Please return items in a timely manner to avoid fines in the future and keep the books moving during the quarantining process.

Where can I find more info about any changes?
Follow us on: FacebookTwitter and 
Instagram and we'll be posting updates as we have them.

What Library services are available online?

  • Ebooks and eAudiobooks are available as usual through the CloudLibrary app.
  • Print from home and pick up at the Library: Click here
  • Our Ask A Librarian service is still available through our catalog.
  • Many of our online reference databases are available for home use and will continue to be.
  • You can also renew, place holds and check your account online anytime.

Waco Library

1717 Austin Ave. Waco, TX 76701

(254) 750-5941

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