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 55,000 square foot facility, the Main Branch of the Longview Public Library has 150,000 items, 54 computers, free Wi-Fi, and friendly staff to help meet your information needs. 

Service Policy:

Please click here to view our Service Policy!

Locations & Hours: 

Longview Public Library 

222 W Cotton St. 
Longview, TX 75601
Mon.   10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tues.  10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wed.   10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thurs. 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Fri.      10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat.     10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sun.      1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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.        CLOSED
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) 237-1354 

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, and Video Games, 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:

Click here to review our Collection Development Policy, 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 Collection Development policy. 

Book Drop: 

Our Book Drop is located behind the Library building. It is always open, with the exception of 3-day holiday weekends, when it is closed. We also have one inside the Library!


The Library has 54 computers available for free public use as defined by our policy. Printers are available with color copies (75¢ per page) and black and white (25¢ per page). Free Wi-Fi is available during regular business hours. 

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

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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