LEARN at SAPL
Adults who are seeking to learn English, improve their skills, or earn a GED® can connect with Adult Education specialists
and social service case managers to find the help they need to succeed. Learn at Bazan
provide information sessions for those seeking a GED®, peer study groups
for all types of learning, individual tutoring for classes, connection to child care assistance and other social services, and computer centers to help
adult learners concentrate on their work.
Get the most popular titles and bestsellers without waiting! Our Express Collections are made up of popular book and media titles that are in current high demand.
These items aren't used to fill holds and cannot be renewed, so they're more likely to be available when you want them. See an item you're waiting for on the shelf
at an "Express" collection near you? If you're ready for the item, then call up the library where it is located to ask them to set it aside for your same day pick up.
Express Collections are currently available at all library locations
. Check them out today!
Live Homework Help
Wish you had someone to explain that grammar rule or walk you through that math question?
are online, ready to provide elementary,
high school, and college level help with math, science, English, and social studies. Hours are 2pm to midnight daily
and Spanish-speaking tutors are available. You can also access practice lessons, worksheets, study guides
and videos 24/7. Live homework help is powered by tutor.com. Additional study and test prep guides are available
from Learning Express
Online Career Center
Need someone to look over your résumé and provide some pointers? Maybe you need a little coaching to prepare for
a job interview? The specialists at the online Career Center
are standing by. In addition to offering résumé and interview help, they can also help with GED preparation.
Live, online assistance is available every day from 10am to midnight. You can also access online interview tips,
résumé templates and links to local job search sites any time.
Jobs and Small Business Center
Located at the
is dedicated to helping our patrons as they search for a job or perform business research.
The Center maintains the same hours as the Central Library. Our online resources are
available 24/7 with your San Antonio Public Library card.
Online Software Tutorials
These interactive tutorials, offered by Learning Express
allow you to learn at your own pace on your own schedule. Courses include Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Access,
Outlook, PowerPoint, and Publisher) as well as Adobe programs and WordPerfect.
A story, a story – read me a story! For young children, there is always time for a story. Our children's librarians
have a new story in English and Spanish every week; just call 207-4466. Dial-a-Story is sponsored by the San Antonio Express-News.
Download eBooks, audiobooks, music and videos for free without leaving your home! Start browsing and checking out our rapidly expanding
. Enjoy them on your computer at home or transfer your music
and audiobooks to your portable device. These library resources are available 24/7.
Laptops for Checkout
Borrow a laptop
and access the Internet with our free WiFi. Adults can borrow laptops for two hours at a time at most branch libraries by presenting a
library card and identification. Laptops are equipped with a CD-ROM drive and can print via WiFi. A flash drive is necessary if you wish
to save any documents. This service is available at all locations.
Little Read Wagon
The Little Read Wagon
is our early literacy program, designed to support the development of young children's love of books, reading and learning.
We provide learning activities, information and literacy materials to parents, extended family, and caregivers of children
ages birth through five years. Services are provided free of charge at our library locations as well as childcare facilities,
schools and community-based organizations.
No computer available? Use ours! All you need is your library card – and a flash drive if you want to save your files.
Computers have internet access and are equipped with Microsoft Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word.
Special Needs Services and Collections
We have a variety of resources for our patrons with
and all of our locations are ADA accessible. If you're
unable to visit a branch due to a physical disability, or if you're otherwise homebound, check out our
Books by Mail
Located at the Central Library
, the Texana/Genealogy Department
acquires, preserves and offers access to research materials relating to San Antonio, Bexar County and Texas history,
and North American and Hispanic genealogy. Home to historical books, periodicals, maps, newspaper clippings, city
directories, census records and military records, these collections are some of the Library's most valuable resources.
Texana also offers
free classes each month
covering genealogical research and a variety of other topics.
WiFi and WiFi Printing
Free wireless Internet access is available to the public at every San Antonio Public Library location.
So if you have a laptop or other WiFi-enabled device, head on over to
your nearest library branch
and get connected! You can also print directly from your device using our
WiFi printing software
We're constantly adding to our collection. So if you're a bookworm, movie buff, or avid music listener, find out how
can help keep you up to date on the
Library's most recent additions. Once a week, Wowbrary crafts a list of the library's newest titles into an easy-to-browse
website complete with images and summaries. You can even sign up to receive a weekly email of the top 20 items.