All in person events have been canceled due to the recent pandemic, we will be posting links to events that you may attend virtually along with resources to begin checking out physical materials.
We are currently in Phase 2 of our transitioning plan to reopen our branch while keeping everyone safe and maintaining social distancing measures as directed by our City Council and the CDC.
Thank you for your patience during these trying times.
Contact Free Pick Up is now available!
Tues 12 PM - 7 PM
Wed - Sat 10 AM - 5 PM
Public computer use begins June 16
Public computers are available for one-hour appointments at nine SAPL locations:
Bazan, Carver, Collins Garden, Cortez, Johnston, Mission, Pan American, Schaefer, Westfall
Tuesday 3PM - 7PM
Wednesday - Saturday 1PM - 5PM
To set up an appointment, give us a call 24 hours before you would like to use a computer. Staff can help you to make an appointment for a one hour computer session. Sessions are limited to one per day per person.
Appointments are limited to two people using one computer at a time. This is to ensure social distancing can be maintained. Areas of the library other than the computer stations cannot be accessed and collections are not available for browsing.
A library card is not required to use a computer, but we are asking our customers to follow a few guidelines:
If you need an accommodation, please speak with a staff member when you call to make the computer appointment.
Contact-free book pickup is not available during public computer sessions. Please wait until you receive a notice through email or phone informing you that your items are available for pickup. You can check your account online, or call your library. Please have your library card number available when you call.
What library services will be available during Phase 2?
As of June 16, contact-free pickup of library materials is available at all library locations except for the Briscoe Portal.
As of June 16, computer access by appointment is available at these 9 library locations:
Who can use contact-free pickup?
Contact-free pickup is available for anyone with a current San Antonio Public Library card. If you do not have a card, but would like one and you are a Bexar county resident, please apply for one on our website at mysapl.org or call one of our locations for assistance. If you have fines, we invite you to pay them online by logging into your account at mysapl.org, however you might be able to still check out items if you have fines – please ask a staff member for details.
What time can I pick up my items?
Contact-free pickup is available at the following locations:
Tuesday, 12pm – 7pm
Wednesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm