With a rich and vivid history, the Beaumont Public Library System (BPLS) is a city library organization comprised of six branches. There are four circulating libraries: the Theodore Johns Library, the Elmo Willard Library, the R.C. Miller Library, and the Beaumont Public Library. Also included are two specialized libraries, the Tyrrell Historical Library and the Maurine Gray Literacy Depot.
Positioned around the City of Beaumont to maximize usage by the citizens, the library system circulates more than 350,000 items a year. Most of the libraries are open Monday through Saturday except for the Beaumont Public Library, and the Maurine Gray Literacy Depot which are open Monday through Friday.
With over 50 staff members, the library prides itself on providing exemplary customer service to all that come to the libraries.
We offer an assortment of books, DVDs, Blu Ray, Books on CD, Magazines, Newspapers, and much more for checkout. The libraries also offer internet access through public computing stations and wireless access, as well as printing and copying services.
Become a Member
Beaumont Public Library Friends is a grassroots membership group dedicated to promoting Beaumont’s library system, which is an essential institution of our community.
Our volunteer members advocate, educate, and raise funds on behalf of the Library, its patrons, and the larger Beaumont community. The Friends raise funds to be used by the Beaumont Public Library for activities not ordinarily covered under the Library’s operating budget since ongoing Library operations are paid for by City of Beaumont tax dollars and are the responsibility of our city government.
Become a friend today and help our libraries grow!
The Beaumont Library Commission is appointed by the City Council. They represent every ward in the city and are advocates for the library system. The duties of the library commission are advisory in nature to the Library Administration, City Council, and the City Manager. The Library Commission works with the Library Administration on library services, programming, and development.
Friends of the Beaumont Public Library
An organization which supports the library through various fund-raising activities. It has played a key role in the development of our library system.
Interested patrons are invited to join. Ask at any System Library for more information.
Genealogical and Texas History Collections
Are housed at the Tyrrell Historical Library and are available to the public for research. The Tyrrell also serves as a manuscript and archives repository for Beaumont materials.
Tyrrell Historical Library Association
This group of citizens provides support to the Tyrrell Historical Library in a variety of ways:
- Providing funds for additional library materials to greatly improve the collection
- Providing for various pieces of equipment
- Volunteering in the archives.
Membership information may be obtained at the Tyrrell Historical Library.
Gifts and Donations
Books and other materials may be given to the library by individuals, clubs, organizations and churches. All donations are appreciated.
Books that are given in memory of a loved one. The family of the person for whom the book is being given will be notified and a memorial bookplate will be placed in the book.