Commerce Public Library

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Welcome to the Commerce Public Library

Enriching Our Community ... Expanding Our World

Commerce Public Library is a free public library providing materials which contribute to the informational and recreational needs of the community. We collect and preserve archival materials related to the history of Commerce and the surrounding areas. Come see us!

Click here to join the Friends of the Commerce Public Library!


Help restore this beautiful old building!
Originally built as a post office, groundbreaking for the Commerce Public Library building was in July, 1917 and it was ready for occupancy on August 15, 1918.
 It has been a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark since 1991, and as we approach the building's centennial in 2018, we need your help to preserve its architectural and historic value by contributing to the replacement of its decaying spindles and parapet.
A Gift of $400 will associate your name with one of the spindles!
We hope to celebrate the building's 100th anniversary next year with a successful parapet and spindle restoration, to further rehabilitate the building after 2013's portico restoration

Click here to donate to the Parapet Project


The book sale is over - The books that are left-over are now free for the taking!

Family Nights

Join us on Thursday evenings for Family Nights
from 6:00-8:00 pm

We will have special programs and activities
Click here for calendar of events

Next Family Night Event:
November 15
Share a Story with Shadow, the Dog
6 -7 pm

Preschool Story Time each Tuesday at 10:30 am

All events are free and open to the public

Contact the library for more information:
e-mail or phone - (903) 886-6858

Thanks to a grant from the Ladd and Katherine Hancher Foundation the Commerce Journal is now online!


Mango Languages

Learn a language!  Sign in with your library card number to get started today!

Many E-books are now available free from the Library including a large collection of audio-books!!!  Click on the picture below to begin using our E-books.   In the help menu you will find information about how to use your e-reader device.

For more help and information about E-Books, click on the link below

E-books for Texans:
contains lots of help and information about using E-books as well as a list of other sites for downloading free books! 

Check out our latest newsletter with all you need to know about coming events, new books, and library happenings!  Click hereto read!  Click here  to subscribe

 Contribute to our newsletter column Reading Between the Lines:

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Commerce Public Library Book Club

Commerce Public Library Book Club


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Affordable Healthcare Information

Consumer information websites are at and, in Spanish, at 

Click here to visit our Amazon store for an ongoing sale of donated books and vinyl records.  Your purchases will help the Commerce Public Library buy new materials and provide on-going services to our patrons!

Commerce Area Services Directory- provided to the Commerce Community by the Commerce Community Action Program 


historical book

Order yours now!!

TexShare Database LogoTexShare Databases provide a wealth of resources on health and medicine, business, genealogy, and literature. Access these powerful research tools 24 hours a day from the library, your home, or office. Contact the librarian for the required login and password.

The Commerce Public Library is a non-profit organization funded partially by the City of Commerce and Hunt County
Other important donors are...
FUMC-Commerce Foundation   
he F.L. Young Foundation
and many other individuals and groups who support the Library!

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