Welcome, Friends of the San Antonio Public Library (FOSAPL)
Here, you can get updates, share information and read our newsletter, SAPLings, online with color photos and extra content.
News & Events
FOSAPL Calendar & Book Sales
SAPL is still here for us, even under quarantine!
Beth Graham, FOSAPL President
If you haven’t taken advantage of the many virtual resources offered by the San Antonio Public Library, now is the time! The library offers a wide range of online and downloadable resources:
No fines? No fines! First, although not a virtual resource, while the
library is closed, due dates do not apply and fines will not accrue. Second, one advantage to downloadables is that they return themselves to the library when they are due, and since they never become overdue, there are no fines.
— Kids: https://tinyurl.com/field-trips-kids
— Teens: https://tinyurl.com/field-trips-teens
We hope this helps! NOTE: for those who may get SAPLings in hard copy, the TinyURL links above will not work. Go to www.mysapl.org and check out the revolving header for resources. Finally, don’t be afraid to explore the whole SAPL website – who knows what great things you will find?
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY!
Membership benefits include
SAPL DIGITAL RESOURCES JUL–AUG 2020
Even when San Antonio Public Library locations are closed, the digital library is available 24/7! San Antonio Public Library is Providing Contact-Free Pickup and Public Computer Access!
Contact-Free Pickup of holds is now available at all San Antonio Public Library locations. Just go online or call your nearest location to reserve your materials. Nine SAPL locations are also offering one-hour computer sessions by appointment, and all SAPL book drops are now open. For details on times and locations of services, call 210-207-2500 or visit mysapl.org.
SAPL is an Award-Winning Library
Your San Antonio Public Library is an award-winning library for service to the community! SAPL is proud to announce their recognition as one of two libraries in the United States and Canada to receive honorable mention for Library Journal’s prestigious Library of the Year award. SAPL also received honorable mention for Texas Library Association’s Branding Iron Award for community engagement.
SAPL is thrilled for the recognition and looks forward to continuing to serve the community
FOSAPL Board Meeting Locations and Dates
Meetings start at 2 p.m. on Zoom until further notice
San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) is resuming partial services on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, in accordance with the phased reopening plan announced by City Manager Erik Walsh. The reopening includes contact -free pickup services at all SAPL locations and limited public computer use at nine locations.
Contact -free pickup of reserved library books and materials at the Central Library and all branches will occur during specific service hours. Nine library branches will also offer access to public computers for one hour per user to allow for other users and disinfection after each computer use. Book drops will be reopened at all locations. SAPL will also offer expanded phone, chat, and online reference, increased outside Wi-Fi availability, expanded e-programming and online assistance.
The nine locations offering public computer accessibility by appointment only in addition to pickup services are Bazan, Carver, Collins Garden, Cortez, Johnston, Mission, Pan American, Schaefer, and Westfall, branches. These branches were selected in order to assist residents in areas of San Antonio with less internet and computer access. Residents can call each library location to schedule an appointment.
“We are looking forward to reopening library locations for the community. We will continue to adapt operations to keep our employees and residents healthy and safe, while also bringing equitable access to the Internet, digital materials, and computers to the neighborhoods that need it most,” said Ramiro S. Salazar, Director of the San Antonio Public Library System.
For more information, go to https://www.mysapl.org/.
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