Our mission is to provide the community with a place to enhance their academic and social skills, find information, finish school projects, recreate, and relax their minds. The San Juan Memorial Library serves as a community resource to the citizens of San Juan and surrounding communities. The Library has a collection of over 34,000 books along with a variety of DVD movies available for check out. We also provide fifty personal computers with internet access as well as MS Office and four children’s computers with many fun and educational programs. 


1010 S. Standard St.

San Juan, TX 78589

Phone: 956.702.0926

Fax: 956.783.3444



Authorized borrowers



Fines and Fees:

The following fees were approved by the Mayor and the City Commission of the City of San Juan:



Regular Copies (black & white)


Color Copies (per page)


Faxes(per page)


Scanning (per page)


Computer Printouts(black & white per page)


Color Computer Printouts(per page)


Book Late Fee (charged per day per book)


Movie Late Fee (charged per day per movie)


Processing Fee (per damaged/lost item)




1st Replacement Card


2nd Replacement Card


3rd Replacement Card



Lost or Damaged Material:

The Library will charge the borrowers for lost items or materials damaged beyond repair.

The fee charged will be the price of the material plus the processing fee.


Hello Boys and Girls, welcome to our City of San Juan Memorial Library. We have many wonderful books and learning videos for you to check out.

Every Tuesday afternoon from 4:30 PM-5:30 PM we will be having crafts and snacks.

For preschool children, we have Toddler Time on Wednesdays at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Preschoolers can come and learn about letter sounds, rhymes, songs, dances, story time and crafts.

Every first and third Thursday of the month, we have Board Game Night, and on the second and fourth Thursday, we have Pay-Doh Time. Come, play and hang out!

As always, we are always looking for input from teenagers to see what you would like to do at our library! We would love to see you here!

All the activities take place in the Children’s area. Remember when you come to the library you must be accompanied by an adult. For Toddler Time, the parent must be present in the children’s area. If you need any help, ask the Children’s Librarian, Ms. Christina Perez.

Check out our calendar for upcoming activities.


Interlibrary Loans

Policy Statement

The San Juan Memorial Library borrows and lends out library material through Interlibrary Loan thus enhancing and extending the resources available to its users. Because the Library cannot purchase or subscribe to every useful resource, Interlibrary Loan is an essential part of its mission to meet the information needs of the community.

To Make an Interlibrary Loan Request:

InterlibraryLoan (ILL) provides access for library patrons to books not currently available at this library, and provides books from our collection to all eligible requesting libraries. Interlibrary Loan will not obtain books for people who have outstanding obligations to the library such as overdue fines, lost book fees, or overdue material.

Making a Request:

When filling out the Interlibrary Loan Request form, it is important that you fill out all of the information completely and legibly. All requests are processed as quickly as possible. All orders are dependent on the lending library’s manpower and policies.

The only materials borrowed from, or loaned to, other libraries are books – no audiovisual materials. Bestsellers nor current releases will not be loaned nor requested from other libraries.

Number of Items:

Patrons are limited to 2 ILL requests per check out period.

Pick Up and Return of Material:

ILL material must be picked up at the Circulation Desk. Return books borrowed through Interlibrary Loan to the Circulation Desk or to the book drop box.


A patron is allowed to renew Interlibrary Loan books, as long as the owning library grants permission.

Fees for Books:

Overdue charges apply to ILL books. The charges for lost ILL books and processing fee are up to the discretion of the lending institution.


Public Access Computers

Our computers can be accessed with an active Hidalgo County library card. All computers have internet as well as MS Office and have a printer connection for black and white print outs. There is a time limit for computer usage of 60 minutes with extensions available per request for homework and job searching.

In-House Printing

Black and white prints are 0.15 cents per page.

Color prints are 0.50 cents per page.

Legal and double sided printing are also available.


The library offers a variety of services to the public including: Internet Access, Microsoft Office Suite and Online Library Catalog access. Other available equipment varies but may include:

Study Rooms

Policy statement

The San Juan Memorial Library provides a total of 2 study rooms to enable individuals or small groups of 6 to meet or have a quiet space to work during regular library hours.

Failure to follow the above rules may result in loss of library privileges and/or criminal prosecution or other action.


Patron Guidelines

The San Juan Memorial Library provides a safe environment that is conducive to the use of all patrons. The San Juan Memorial Library expects patrons to behave in a civil and considerate manner. The library staff will warn or ask patrons to leave the library if their behavior is disruptive or abusive. If necessary, the San Juan Memorial Library staff will call the City of San Juan Police Department for assistance.

The following are examples of behavior that will not be tolerated in the library:



The San Juan Memorial Library holds minors to the same standard of behavior as adult patrons. Library staff will ask the parent and or guardian of disruptive children to step out of the library with their children if the parent and or guardian are not able to control their children.

The San Juan Memorial Library holds the parent and or guardian responsible for the actions of the minor.

Children 12 and under should not be left unattended in the library. When a staff member finds a child 12 or under unattended in the library, the staff member will contact the San Juan Police.

Destruction of Library Materials or Property

Destruction of library material can include ripping out pages from books or magazines, defacing the pages or covers of books or magazines, writing in books, or the damaging of videos. The San Juan Memorial Library will charge patrons found damaging materials for the repair or replacement as set forth in the circulation guidelines. San Juan Police Department will be called if deemed necessary.

Theft of Library Materials/Property and Tagging

The San Juan Police Department will be called when a patron is found stealing or damaging city property.

Internet Use

Purpose: To clarify the use of Internet resources by staff, volunteers and the public in the San Juan Memorial Library

Policy: The San Juan Memorial Library endeavors to provide collections, resources, and services that meet the cultural, informational, recreational, and educational needs of the diverse communities it serves. Within this context, the Library offers access to all of the citizens of San Juan and of Hidalgo County, with the understanding that it is the individual user’s responsibility to demonstrate judgment, respect for others, and appropriate conduct while using the library resources and facilities. Access is a privilege, not a right, and requires responsibility on the part of the user.

The Internet is a global resource. Resources available on the Internet supplement and complement the collections and resources available at the Library. The Library does not monitor and has no control over the information available over the Internet. The Internet may contain material of a controversial nature. Users should note that not all Internet sources provide accurate, complete, or current information.

Much of the content on the World Wide Web is copyrighted. It is the patron’s responsibility to be aware of any notices concerning copyright and to respect the copyright laws of the United States. The U.S. Copyright Office posts all relevant copyright laws at http://www.copyright.gov/.

It is the Policy of the Library to:

All Library computers with Internet access use a technology protection measure to block, filter or otherwise protect against access to visual depictions that are obscene, child pornography or harmful to minors and to any other materials considered inappropriate for or harmful to minors.

Patrons who are 18 years of age and over may, at their request, have the technology protection measure disabled during their use to enable access for bona fida research or other lawful purposes. Procedures for disabling or other wise modifying any technology protection measures (for use by adults) shall be the responsibility of the Library Director or the Computer Specialist.

Public wireless Internet access is also filtered, and all Library policies concerning legal, acceptable and safe use of computers and the Internet apply.

As is the case with any electronic media system provided by the City, Library users should not have an expectation of privacy when using any form of electronic media.

Supervising Computer Use for Children:

Access for all patrons under age 18 will be filtered. Filtering software may not block all material users find offensive. Librarians cannot act in the place of parents in providing constant care and supervision of children as they explore the Internet. Parents and legal guardians are responsible for monitoring any and all Internet use by minors AND/OR consent given on the part of parents or legal guardians for a Library card constitutes acknowledgement by the parents or guardians that they have a responsibility for monitoring their child’s use of all Library resources, including the public computers.

Acceptable Use of Library Computers:

All electronic traffic originating from the computing lab will be in accordance with acceptable use

standards. Failure to abide by these standards may result in the loss of Internet, computer, or other privileges.

User consent to this policy is obtained before logging into a computer; user must agree to abide by the policy. Patrons are expected to adhere to all rules governing the use of the Internet in libraries, including the duration and frequency of sessions. Patrons who violate library policy regarding the use of the Internet or who behave in a disruptive manner will be asked to either modify their use appropriately or have their Internet usage access terminated.

Unacceptable Use of Library Computers:

Computing resources may only be used for legal purposes by the public and staff

in accordance with the ethical standards of the computing lab. Examples of unacceptable use include,

but are not limited to the following:


Staff members are to use the Internet for Library related purposes only. Unacceptable use of the Internet is prohibited and is grounds for disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from the San Juan Memorial Library.

Use of the Internet stations is on a first-come, first-served basis. Time limits are set so all patrons seeking access will have an opportunity to do so.

Approved by Mayor and City Commission at a public hearing after normal public notice on the 26 day of June, 2012

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Department Staff

Armandina Sesin

Library Director


Christina Perez

Children Librarian

Jaime Tijerina

Library Assistant Supervisor

Roman Morales

PT Library Aide

George Melendez

Library Aide

Jaime Adrian Cano

Library Aide