About the Library


That all district libraries provide library services beyond the instructional day

That all district libraries provide schedules that allows flexible access based on patron input and needs assessment


The mission of Southwest ISD Libraries is to empower students to become life-long learners and productive citizens in a dynamic, global society by providing quality learning experiences that develop the knowledge, skills and abilities for continued success


To provide:

Diverse resources and equipment appropriate for use by individuals as well as classes in the grade level served.

Organization and maintenance of materials and equipment which facilitates optimum use.

Working areas and an environment which are well maintained, well organized and conducive to both learning and enjoyment while using the library resources

Management of the facility and activities that allows flexible access based on patron input and needs assessments.

Instruction which promotes a lifelong interest in reading for pleasure and information

Support for district curriculum and instructional initiatives

Utilize Texas State School Library Standards as a tool for continual improvement of the library program

Check out policies

PreKindergarten and Kindergarten check out one book per week

First Grade-Check out 1 book per week during the Fall semester, 2 books per week during the Spring semester

2nd grade-5th grade check out 2 books per week

Parents/Guardians can check out up to 5 books for 2 weeks

Books are due when you have finished reading them. The checkout period is for 2 weeks and can be renewed again if you need to finish reading them

MCE Library orientation