Our Mission: 

The mission of the Longview Public Library is to improve quality of life for the client and the community. We achieve this by demonstrating professional leadership in designing, developing, and managing library collections, systems, and services; by bringing people and resources together, closing the gap between the individual and the record of knowledge and culture; by providing current information; by cooperating with other libraries, institutions, and agencies to provide resources otherwise unavailable; and by offering a broad range of resources to entertain and enlighten.

About Your Library:

Housed in a 35,000 square foot facility, the Main Branch of the Longview Public Library has 150,000 items in our collection, 56 PC computers, 19 Apple iMac computers, free Wi-Fi, and dedicated staff to help meet your information needs.

Service Policy:

Longview Public Library Service Policy

Locations & Hours:

Longview Public Library

222 W Cotton St.
Longview, TX 75601

Mon.     9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tues.     9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wed.     9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thurs.   9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri.        9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat.       9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun.      1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
* Computers shut down 30 minutes before closing time daily.

Broughton Branch Library

801 S. Martin Luther King Blvd
Longview, TX 75601

Mon.       2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tues.       2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wed.       2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thurs.     2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fri.          9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat.         CLOSED
Sun.        CLOSED

Contact Us:

Main Branch - (903) 237-1350
Broughton Branch - (903) 237-1326
Children’s Department - (903) 237-1345
Genealogy Department - (903) 237-1359
Interlibrary Loan - (903) 237-1349
Reserve our Moeschle Room - (903) 237-1341
Sign up for Computer Classes - (903) 237-1350

Our Collections:

Non-fiction, Biography, and Fiction for Adults, Young Adults, and Children, Large Print books, Reference, Local History, Genealogy, Government Documents, Magazines and Newspapers, Audiobooks in CD and MP3 formats, DVDs, Blu-rays, Video Games, Mobile Wi-fi Hotspots, baking pans, as well as a host of databases for your research needs and online resources with digital eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, Movies, TV shows, Music Albums, Comics, and more!
Please visit our Resources & Databases page to learn more. 

How We Purchase Materials:

Our Collection Development Policy was developed by Library staff to inform and guide the Library’s selection of materials.
The Longview Public Library practices “patron–driven acquisition," meaning we buy what patrons ask for, as outlined in our policy.

Book Drop:

Our Book Drop is located behind the Library building.
It is always open, with the exception of when we are closed for 3 or more days due to holidays/closures, where it will be locked.
* Please do not put donation books into the book drops.
Place them onto the pallets on our loading dock near the backdoor.

We also have a book return located inside the library for patrons to drop off library materials on their visits.


The Library has many computers available for free public use as defined by our policy.

There is a selection of Windows PC computers, and Apple iMac computers.
We have a PC Computer Learning Lab where classes can be held, public computer areas around the library (aslo in Genealogy and Kids), and the Apple Computer Lab.

Printers are available for color copies (75¢ per page) and black and white (25¢ per page).


Wi-Fi is available to smart devices inside the library during normal business hours, or 24/7 in the Library's parking lot and Eastman Library Plaza area.

We also have a limited amount of mobile wi-fi hotspots available for checkout with your library card.

Local Groups We Partner With:

4-H Club
ArtsView Children’s Theatre
Boys and Girls Club of Big Pines
Buckner Children & Family Services
D.O.R.S. Youth Transition Center
East Texas Council of Alcohol and Drug Abuse
East Texas Literary Council
Fresh Dental
Friends of the Longview Public LibraryJoin today!
Girl Scouts of North East Texas
Greggton Rotary Club
Health Care Express
Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY)
Humane Society of Northeast Texas
Junior League of Longview, Inc.
Kilgore College
Knights of Pythias
LeTourneau University
Longview Chamber of Commerce
Longview Public Library Foundation Board
Longview ISD
Longview World of Wonders
Newgate Mission
Nurse Family Partnership 
Operation Christmas Child
Partners in Prevention
Pine Tree ISD
Texas Shakespeare Festival
Wellness Pointe
United Way

National Organizations We Partner With: 

American Library Association
Online Computer Library Center (OCLC)
Public Library Association
Texas Library Association
Texas State Library and Archives Commission