WSD Library Services offer patrons a wide variety of books, reference collections, and materials in support of educational programs, as well as recreational reading. Librarians and clerks operate unit libraries and maintain library inventories. Librarians promote the use of libraries with library orientations, poetry contests, book reports, art contests and essay contests. They also maintain and provide current newspaper and magazine subscriptions at each library. Through partnerships with public libraries, WSD Library Services has reached out to advocate for additional support and resources for those previously incarcerated when returning to their families and communities.
Provides services to:
- 86 of the 92 TDCJ facilities,
- all male and female incarcerated individuals
- manages over 1 million books
To learn more: Literacy Behind Bars: Inside the World of Texas Prison Librarians
Counseling, Testing and Records