- Computers and the Internet
- Wireless Printing
- Meeting & Study Rooms
- Interlibrary Loans
- Test Proctoring
In your wireless settings, connect to "New Braunfels Public Library."
The library has 24 computer workstations available for public use inside the library that are managed by a reservation system. The computers may be used for up to three hours per day per patron. We also have five Express Stations that may be used for 20 minutes.
Each computer includes:
- USB drive, DVD-ROM / CD-RW
- Internet access
- Microsoft Office Suite 2007/2010 (includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Publisher)
- Black and white printing for 10 cents per page
- Color printing for 50 cents per page
- Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari internet browsers
Patrons who are 17 years old or younger must come with a parent / legal guardian who can sign a written permission form for their Internet use.
Please read our Library Internet Policy for more details.
We call it wireless printing, but it’s more like limitless printing. Wireless doesn’t cut it.
No more using a flash drive to transfer prints onto a public computer, or e-mailing files to yourself. You can now print from your laptop, smart-phone, or tablet from anywhere inside the library.
Our service covers these common file types:
- Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
- Adobe PDF
- Images: JPEG, GIF, and PNG
Print by Email
Need to quickly print an email or some attachments? Send your prints by email!
Choose black and white or color and paper size, and send your print(s) to the corresponding email address below (Letter is standard 8.5” x 11” paper.)
- Black & White (Letter): firstname.lastname@example.org
- Color Letter: email@example.com
- Black & White Legal: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Color Legal: email@example.com
You’ll receive confirmation emails for each document sent. Just use your email address to pay and print at the Print Station in the main branch of the New Braunfels Public Library.
Print through a Website
Print from any browser on any device—Macs, PCs, even smartphones and tablets. If you’ve got an Internet connection, you can send us a print job.
Select the printer with your color and paper size, enter an email address, and either upload your document or enter the URL of a webpage. Once you click Submit, you’re ready to go! Just go to the Print Station located by the public computers in the main branch of the New Braunfels Public Library, use the email to retrieve your prints, then pay and print.
Visit http://www.printeron.net/nbpl/mainlibrary to get started.
Keep in Mind
- Print jobs can be delayed by large files or slow Internet connections.
- Always click the Preview Icon at the Print Station before printing.
- Print jobs will be automatically deleted from the system 2 hours after being received.
- Two private study rooms are available for no more than 5 persons per room.
- Study rooms will be made available for use only during the hours the library is open to the public and must be vacated at least 10 minutes before closing.
- For-profit individuals or businesses will not be granted use of the study rooms.
- Rooms may be reserved for two hours per session no earlier than four weeks ahead of the date of use.
- Students taking proctored exams may be allowed additional time if arrangements are made in advance.
- A typewriter may be reserved for use in either study room.
As a public institution dedicated to the free expression of and free access to ideas presenting all points of view about the problems and issues of our times, the New Braunfels Public Library meeting room will be available on as widespread and equitable a basis as possible for non-profit groups for the purpose of educational, cultural, governmental, and informational community meetings, programs, and lawful activities.
- For more information, see 2.01 Use of Facilities.
- For guidelines/regulations for using a meeting room, see Guidelines for Use of Library Meeting Rooms.
Meeting Room FAQs
Can I book a room at the last minute?
Technically yes, however, we do book rooms on a “first-come, first-served" basis, so it may not be available. We ask that you try to book your event at least 30 days in advance. Please note the meeting rooms are only available to non-library programs after 6 p.m. Monday through Friday or during anytime during our hours of operation on Saturday and Sunday.
What’s the earliest in advance I can reserve a room?
You can book a room up to 60 days (2 months) in advance.
How often can I book a room?
You are limited to booking one room once a month per person/organization. This gives other patrons the opportunity to utilize these spaces.
Who do I contact about booking a meeting room?
Digital Services Librarian Miranda Robbins, 830-221-4320.
Can I sell items or promote my business/services?
No, the library only accepts reservations for non-profit organizations and individuals. These rooms are not to be used for social/commercial purposes, fundraising, the sale of items or services, or for-profit individuals/businesses. All events must be non-profit.
Can I bring food, beverages, or snacks?
You can bring a small amount of snacks and beverages. The Meeting Room has a small fridge, a counter, and a small sink. The small Conference Room has a counter and small sink. In the event you do bring food, you are responsible for cleanup.
If your needs require more space, check out our Westside Community Center options.
How large are the rooms?
Conference Room: Seats 12 comfortably; maximum of 14
Meeting Room: Seats 50 comfortably with table and chairs; 80 with chairs only; 120 standing-room only
Can I host a private event in one of these rooms?
No, all events must be open to the public and at no cost.
Are there specific rules I need to follow while using one of these rooms?
Yes, along with our regular library usage policies, we ask that you follow our Guidelines for Use of Library Meeting Rooms.
Books and other materials not available at this library may be borrowed from other libraries across the country through the Interlibrary Loan System (ILL).
If you have a current library card, simply log in to your library account using your card number and password, click on My Account, then click on the Reserves/requests tab. Scroll down the page till you see the heading "Is the library missing something?" Please choose "Yes" when asked if it's OK to borrow from another library, as a postage fee of $3.20 applies. Enter as much information as you can about the item (author, title, format, fiction or nonfiction, part of a series, etc.). You may request three ILLs simultaneously.
If you would like assistance with an ILL request, please stop by the Help Desk.
The New Braunfels Public Library offers test-proctoring services to the public, by appointment only, for a $10.00 fee per day. Students must verify that the conditions outlined in the library policy below are acceptable to the institution giving the test before having an exam sent to the New Braunfels Public Library.