Use Your Library

Welcome to the North Richland Hills Library! The NRH Library is a community resource and gathering space. The Library provides expertly selected collections, exciting events, educational classes, and valuable services. 

All Texas residents are welcome to apply for a library card—but you do not need a library card to visit the library or attend any of our events. Having a NRH Library card allows access to not only the physical items in our collection but also all of our digital materials and research databases.

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Library Exterior Back Entrance

Borrowing Items

Books on Shelves

ItemLoan PeriodLimitLate Fines
Book3 WeeksNone$0.30
Fiction DVDs & Blu-Rays1 Week10$1.00
Non-Fiction DVDs/Blu-Rays3 Weeks10$1.00
Audio Books3 WeeksNone$0.30
Interlibrary Loans3 WeeksNone$1.00

Placing Holds

Library materials can be placed on hold and a notification will be sent when the item becomes available.  

  • By Phone - Materials can be placed on hold over the phone during library hours by calling the Reference Department at 817-427-6814 or the Children's Department at 817-427-6818.
  • Online - To place a hold through the library catalog, locate the item in the catalog and then select Place Hold. You will be prompted to enter your library card number and password.


  • A notification will be sent via an automated phone call or email when the requested item is ready for pick up.
  • Requested items are kept on the Pick Up Holds shelf on the first floor.
  • Holds are available at the Pick Up Holds shelf for five days.

Renewing Items

Items will renew automatically on the due date for another loan period up to five times, except for Interlibrary loans or items on hold for another patron. 

Returning Items

All Library materials, including Interlibrary loans, may be returned to the Circulation Desk or any of the drops during Library hours. Drive-through and walk-up drops are located on the north side of the Library and are always available.

Requesting Items

If you have searched the Library catalog and did not find what you're looking for, try:


Fines are assessed to the account of any patron who fails to return Library materials on or before the due date. Fines can be paid at the Library by cash, check, or with a major credit/debit card (payment must be $5.00 or more if paying by credit/debit card). Personal checks should be made out to the NRH Library. Fine payments can also be mailed to the NRH Library. Please include the Library card number when mailing a fine payment. Unfortunately, at this time fines cannot be paid online or by phone.