Hurricane Harvey Evacuees Receive Free Services at the Arlington Public Library

The Arlington Public Library is offering free services to people impacted by Hurricane Harvey. As Harvey continues to cause flooding and damage on the Gulf Coast, Arlington is ready to welcome our neighbors from the south. With seven locations throughout the City, the Arlington Public Library is extending free library services to storm evacuees as they recover and rebuild.

Free Computer Access

Harvey evacuees can use the public computers at any Arlington Public Library for free. The usual non-resident computer fee of $1 is waived for anyone impacted by Harvey. Simply ask for a computer pass at the front desk of any library branch.

Evacuees can use their own devices at the library. Wi-fi is free at all locations, and there are outlets available for charging.

The Library’s TechLiNK bus also provides mobile computer access throughout Arlington. This wheelchair-accessible bus is air-conditioned and offers 11 computer work stations. Find a visit time and location here.

Free Temporary Library Cards

Evacuees staying temporarily in Arlington are eligible for free, temporary library cards. With a temporary library card, account holders can check out a limited number of items and use the public computers without asking for a pass. Bring a photo ID as well as proof of a current Arlington residence to any library branch to apply. All Arlington residents are eligible for a free account, so anyone who permanently relocates to Arlington can receive a full account. Residents can apply in person at any library location, or click here to start your application online.

Free Events for All Ages

Our fall programming calendar begins September 1, and Harvey evacuees are welcome at all events. With storytimes for newborns, LEGO activities for children, robotics for teens, book clubs for adults and much more, the library has something for all ages and interests. All programs are free, but some may require online registration at Click below to see fall events for different age groups:

Ages 0-18

Storytime (ages 0-5)