San Antonio Community Resource Directory
BiblioTech Public Library (Government )

Bexar County's BiblioTech is the first all-digital public library in the United States.

BiblioTech actively works to bridge literacy and technology gaps in San Antonio and surrounding areas by establishing a community presence at the physical locations as well as an online presence through digital collections and resources.

Library membership is free to all Bexar County residents. Access to the digital collection is available 24/7.

BiblioTech serves as a public source of computing equipment, electronic devices, study spaces, and meeting rooms in an internet café setting.

The library lends e-readers and digital content rather than physical media. Each e-reader can hold up to five books. Members with a library card can also download the cloudLibrary app to read eBooks from their personal devices (iOS, Android, Windows). Patrons also have access to printing, faxing, and scanning services.

BiblioTech also offers online databases and educational resources, programming, and many touch-screen video tablets with interactive Kaplan Early Learning Company educational games.

Patrons can:

  • Read an e-book
  • Use a desktop, laptop, or tablet computer
  • Learn a new computer program
  • Explore the internet
  • Listen to an audiobook, watch a video, or learn a foreign language
  • Work on a school project or resume
  • Attend lectures and workshops
  • Bring children, who can learn through play on the "Little Tykes Kid Smart Computers" and interactive tables equipped with educational software

    Assistive technology is available for the visually impaired.

Bexar County residents.

Monday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Tuesday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Wednesday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Thursday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Friday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Laura Cole - Director Send email

A satellite location for jurors is located in the Central Jury Room of the Bexar County Courthouse, in the basement of the Justice Center, across the hall from the cafeteria.

Patrons can:

  • Read an e-book (or listen with headphones)
  • Explore the internet

Our Central Jury satellite location is open Monday-Thursday mornings when Bexar County juries are called. This small location doesn't offer any computer services and serves as an information desk for jurors. 

Hours
Monday: 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Thursday: CLOSED
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last 2 months.

We have innovative technologies that assist visually impaired patrons in utilizing the digital programs we offer.

For use outside of the library:

  • iPads are available for check out for up to six weeks. These iPads are capable of using Siri, and have a VoiceOver function to open up the apps we offer, such as Hoopla (music, movies, audiobooks), Mango Languages, or cloudLibrary (ebooks and audiobooks).

For use within the library:

  • Focus 40 Blue Wireless Braille Display, which connects to computers, iPads, and phones using Bluetooth, allowing navigation through documents and applications using the latest Braille technology.
  • The Braille Display also converts text to both contracted braille and un-contracted braille. This text is displayed on a Perkins-style keyboard, which makes it simple to read, as it follows along, mirroring word for word at your own pace.
  • The Pearl Portable Reading Solution is essentially a camera on a folding post, which brings visually impaired patrons convenient portable access to any reading material they bring to BiblioTech. The folding camera opens easily and connects to a PC using a USB port, and works with OpenBook Software.
  • OpenBook software takes an exact picture of the material, whether it be a book, a newspaper, or a magazine, using the Pearl Portable Reading Solution. It mirrors the image using the Pearl Scanner and reads aloud word for word. OpenBook will adjust the speed and tone of the reader, as well as the size, fonts, and color of the text to make your reading experience more comfortable.

Additionally, we provide:

  • Magic Large Print Keyboard, with much larger keys than a standard keyboard.
  • JAWS (Job Access With Speech) software, which is a screen reader for Windows that works with most computer applications.
  • Magic Zoom, which magnifies the screen so you can zoom in to the desired screen size. Each innovative tool comes with its very own braille instructions, which are available to patrons upon request.

Visually impaired.

Connectivity Resources
  • Device Lending
  • Assistive Technology
  • Free Computer Use
Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Tuesday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Wednesday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Thursday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Friday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Updated within the last 2 months.

For our patrons, we have devices available for checkout for up to 3 weeks.

  • Chromebooks
  • Kindle Fire
  • Launchpads

You must register for a library card at BiblioTech (they are separate from SAPL).

Registration is free. You will need a current ID or utility bill to show that you are a Bexar County resident. 

Some devices have a waiting list, call to sign up for a device.

Free.

Connectivity Resources
  • Device Lending
Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Tuesday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Wednesday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Thursday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Friday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Dulcie Gomez Send email
(210) 631-0230
Updated within the last 2 months.

This branch offers:

  • two study rooms
  • a community room
  • over 50 public computers
  • specialized software
  • internet access
  • printing, faxing, and scanning services
  • exciting programming

This branch is co-located inside an apartment complex on the corner of Walters and Burnet but is open to the public.

Parking is available across Burnet Street.

The VIA bus stop closest to the branch is Stop Number 71666, serviced by VIA Route 515. VIA Stop Number 82367 is also very close to the branch and is serviced by VIA Route 24.

Currently, residents, taxpayers, and employees of Bexar County are eligible to register for a BiblioTech library card.

Registration is free, as are all of our resources.

Connectivity Resources
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Computer Use
Sunday: 10am - 6pm Monday: 9am - 6pm Tuesday: 12pm - 8pm Wednesday: 12pm - 8pm Thursday: 12pm - 8pm Friday: 12pm - 8pm Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Malena Marintez Send email
(210) 631-0230
Richard Garza Send email
(210) 631-0230
Updated within the last 2 months.

We have innovative technologies that assist visually impaired patrons in utilizing the digital programs we offer.

For use outside of the library:

  • iPads are available for check out for up to six weeks. These iPads are capable of using Siri, and have a VoiceOver function to open up the apps we offer, such as Hoopla (music, movies, audiobooks), Mango Languages, or cloudLibrary (ebooks and audiobooks).

For use within the library:

  • Focus 40 Blue Wireless Braille Display, which connects to computers, iPads, and phones using Bluetooth, allowing navigation through documents and applications using the latest Braille technology.
  • The Braille Display also converts text to both contracted braille and un-contracted braille. This text is displayed on a Perkins-style keyboard, which makes it simple to read, as it follows along, mirroring word for word at your own pace.
  • The Pearl Portable Reading Solution is essentially a camera on a folding post, which brings visually impaired patrons convenient portable access to any reading material they bring to BiblioTech. The folding camera opens easily and connects to a PC using a USB port, and works with OpenBook Software.
  • OpenBook software takes an exact picture of the material, whether it be a book, a newspaper, or a magazine, using the Pearl Portable Reading Solution. It mirrors the image using the Pearl Scanner and reads aloud word for word. OpenBook will adjust the speed and tone of the reader, as well as the size, fonts, and color of the text to make your reading experience more comfortable.

Additionally, we provide:

  • Magic Large Print Keyboard, with much larger keys than a standard keyboard.
  • JAWS (Job Access With Speech) software, which is a screen reader for Windows that works with most computer applications.
  • Magic Zoom, which magnifies the screen so you can zoom in to the desired screen size. Each innovative tool comes with its very own braille instructions, which are available to patrons upon request.

Visually impaired.

Connectivity Resources
  • Device Lending
  • Assistive Technology
Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Tuesday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Wednesday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Thursday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Friday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Jesse Garcia
(210) 631-0190
Israel Rendon
(210) 631-0190
Updated within the last 2 months.

This branch offers:

  • over 40 computers
  • specialized software
  • internet access
  • printing, faxing, and scanning services
  • study rooms
  • a children's room
  • exciting programming (Click here for more information.)

Patrons may also check out a device to access our online books and resources.

Parking is in the back.

The VIA bus stop immediately in front of the library is Stop Number 47597, serviced by VIA Route 520.

Currently, residents, taxpayers, and employees of Bexar County are eligible to register for a BiblioTech library card.

Registration is free, as are all of our resources.

Connectivity Resources
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Computer Use
Monday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Tuesday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Wednesday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Thursday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Friday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Jesse Garcia Send email
(210) 631-0190
Israel Rendon Send email
(210) 631-0180
Updated within the last 2 months.

For our patrons, we have devices available for checkout for up to 3 weeks.

  • Chromebooks
  • Kindle Fire
  • Launchpads

You must register for a library card at BiblioTech (they are separate from SAPL).

Registration is free. You will need a current ID or utility bill to show that you are a Bexar County resident. 

Some devices have a waiting list, call to sign up for a device.

Free.

Connectivity Resources
  • Device Lending
Monday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Tuesday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Wednesday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Thursday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Friday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Jesse Garcia
(210) 631-0190
Updated within the last 2 months.

BiblioTech is able to offer free vouchers for the GED test courtesy of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc. (TMMTX). If you are interested in taking the GED test with us:

  • Please register for a MyGED.com account. You can do this on your own computer or device, or stop by any BiblioTech location.
  • Visit BiblioTech West or BiblioTech South in-person Monday - Friday,12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
  • You will need to bring your MyGED.com log in information.
  • While you are at the branch, we will help choose the correct test and get a testing date and time. This is also when you will get the voucher to pay for the test.
  • When you leave the branch, you will have a confirmation page that lists what test you are taking and when you are taking it. If you cannot test on your confirmed date/time, you must reschedule the test a minimum of 24-hours in advance by calling 1-877-392-6433. 

Questions? Please call 210-631-0180.

Click here for more information.

Free.

Sunday: 10am - 6pm Monday: 9am - 6pm Tuesday: 12pm - 8pm Wednesday1: 2pm - 8pm Thursday: 12pm - 8pm Friday: 12pm - 8pm Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Updated within the last 2 months.

We have innovative technologies that assist visually impaired patrons in utilizing the digital programs we offer.

For use outside of the library:

  • iPads are available for check out for up to six weeks. These iPads are capable of using Siri, and have a VoiceOver function to open up the apps we offer, such as Hoopla (music, movies, audiobooks), Mango Languages, or cloudLibrary (ebooks and audiobooks).

For use within the library:

  • Focus 40 Blue Wireless Braille Display, which connects to computers, iPads, and phones using Bluetooth, allowing navigation through documents and applications using the latest Braille technology.
  • The Braille Display also converts text to both contracted braille and un-contracted braille. This text is displayed on a Perkins-style keyboard, which makes it simple to read, as it follows along, mirroring word for word at your own pace.
  • The Pearl Portable Reading Solution is essentially a camera on a folding post, which brings visually impaired patrons convenient portable access to any reading material they bring to BiblioTech. The folding camera opens easily and connects to a PC using a USB port, and works with OpenBook Software.
  • OpenBook software takes an exact picture of the material, whether it be a book, a newspaper, or a magazine, using the Pearl Portable Reading Solution. It mirrors the image using the Pearl Scanner and reads aloud word for word. OpenBook will adjust the speed and tone of the reader, as well as the size, fonts, and color of the text to make your reading experience more comfortable.

Additionally, we provide:

  • Magic Large Print Keyboard, with much larger keys than a standard keyboard.
  • JAWS (Job Access With Speech) software, which is a screen reader for Windows that works with most computer applications.
  • Magic Zoom, which magnifies the screen so you can zoom in to the desired screen size. Each innovative tool comes with its very own braille instructions, which are available to patrons upon request.

Visually impaired.

Connectivity Resources
  • Device Lending
  • Assistive Technology
Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Tuesday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Wednesday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Thursday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Friday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Marisa Torres
(210) 631-0180
Updated within the last 2 months.

This branch offers:

  • over 40 computers
  • specialized software
  • internet access
  • printing, faxing, and scanning services
  • two study rooms
  • a children's room
  • a community room
  • exciting programming (Click here for more information.)

Patrons may also check out a device to access our online books and resources.

The VIA bus stop immediately in front of the library is Stop Number 76636, serviced by VIA Routes 44 and 243.

Currently, residents, taxpayers, and employees of Bexar County are eligible to register for a BiblioTech library card.

Registration is free, as are all of our resources.

Connectivity Resources
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Computer Use
Sunday: 10am - 6pm Monday: 9am - 6pm Tuesday: 12pm - 8pm Wednesday: 12pm - 8pm Thursday: 12pm - 8pm Friday: 12pm - 8pm Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Marisa Torres Send email
(210) 631-0180
Updated within the last 2 months.

For our patrons, we have devices available for checkout for up to 3 weeks.

  • Chromebooks
  • Kindle Fire
  • Launchpads

You must register for a library card at BiblioTech (they are separate from SAPL).

Registration is free. You will need a current ID or utility bill to show that you are a Bexar County resident. 

Some devices have a waiting list, call to sign up for a device.

Free.

Connectivity Resources
  • Device Lending
Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Tuesday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Wednesday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Thursday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Friday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Marisa Torres
(210) 631-0180
Updated within the last 2 months.

BiblioTech is able to offer free vouchers for the GED test courtesy of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc. (TMMTX). If you are interested in taking the GED test with us:

  • Please register for a MyGED.com account. You can do this on your own computer or device, or stop by any BiblioTech location.
  • Visit BiblioTech West or BiblioTech South in-person Monday - Friday,12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
  • You will need to bring your MyGED.com log in information.
  • While you are at the branch, we will help choose the correct test and get a testing date and time. This is also when you will get the voucher to pay for the test.
  • When you leave the branch, you will have a confirmation page that lists what test you are taking and when you are taking it. If you cannot test on your confirmed date/time, you must reschedule the test a minimum of 24-hours in advance by calling 1-877-392-6433. 

Questions? Please call 210-631-0180.

Click here for more information.

Free.

Sunday: 10am - 6pm Monday: 9am - 6pm Tuesday: 12pm - 8pm Wednesday: 12pm - 8pm Thursday: 12pm - 8pm Friday: 12pm - 8pm Saturday 10am - 6pm
Marisa Torres
(210) 631-0180
Updated within the last 2 months.