Harrington Library

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Harrington Library


1501 18th Street
972-941-7175

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Library Manager: Melissa Shadowens

Service Hours


Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Holiday Closed Dates (PDF)
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Virtual Program Schedule - Plano Public Library (PDF)
Programs will air on Facebook, Zoom and our You Tube channel. Check the schedule (PDF) for details.

Plano Public Library COVID 19

Services Available by APPOINTMENT – library card required

Online Services

  • Access to digital resources (PDF) (e-books, e-newspapers, e-magazines, e-audio and databases)
  • Classes and programs for all ages (Calendar)
  • New library cards apply online, 2-3 days processing time - you will be contacted
General Services

  • Porch pickup of holds (instructions and times (PDF)) - all items 3 week checkout
  • Book Bundles – request in English, Spanish and Chinese for children and teens
  • External book drops for returns, 72 hour item quarantine, some account delay, no impact to borrowing privileges
  • Book a Librarian and telephone reference (email)
  • Donation drop off – loading dock during daylight hours
  • FAQ (PDF)
Grab and Go Information (PDF) at Plano Public Library

Grab & Go Information

Starting September 9, 2020 Library card holders will be able to schedule appointments to browse materials and use self-checkout, copy and fax documents and shop Friends lobby sales. Reservations are for a 1 hour visit and limited to one visit per day.
More information (PDF)
Holds Pickup and Specialty Items Return at Plano Public Library (PDF)

Holds Pickup & Specialty Items Return

Holds Pickup & Specialty Items Return is available porch side at all libraries Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Sunday 1 - 4:30 p.m.
More information (PDF)
Computer Access Appointment Instructions at Plano Public Library (PDF)

Computer Access Appointment Instructions

Library card holders can schedule appointments to use computers in the library. Appointments are booked in advance for two (2) hours and limited to one session per day.
More information (PDF)
FAQ Information - Plano Public Library (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions

We have received questions from our community regarding what services are available while the library is closed.
More information (PDF)
Online Access Information - Plano Public Library (PDF)

Access the Library Online

During the health emergency, access to online resources will be provided even if your account has overdue items. Use your library card to download eBooks and eAudiobooks with Libby, Overdrive and RBdigital. Downloadable Magazines are available from Flipster and RBdigital and Newspapers through PressReader on RBdigital. Stream award-winning films for adults and kids with Kanopy. Use our databases to learn a new language, find information on businesses and learn new skills.
More information (PDF)
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  1. History
  2. Features
Harrington LibraryIn May 1965 the Plano City Council passed an ordinance establishing a municipal library and appointed a Board of Trustees. Two years later a bond election passed providing funds for library construction. On June 2, 1969 the 10,000 square feet Gladys Harrington Library opened with a collection of 15,033 volumes. The library is named in recognition of Gladys Harrington and the Federation of Church Women of Plano who set up the first lending library in the Plano Community House in 1955. Ground was broken in July 1993 for the 20,000-square-foot Harrington Library expansion. The library re-opened in August 1994 with its current size of 30,000 square feet.
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