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Community Service

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Court appointed community service is only available Monday through Thursday. You must make an appointment using the form below prior to showing up for service. Library staff will contact you after you have completed your form to discuss scheduling your time. 

If you are doing community service for school or another organization, please view our page on volunteering to get started.

Needed Information

The following items must be supplied by the court-appointed community service applicant BEFORE he/she can begin their community service hours:

  • Valid photo ID
  • Court issued judgment/order that clearly states the court address, probation officer name and contact information, number of hours required, date by which hours must be completed, and written court disclosure of offense.
  • A completed and signed Tyler Public Library Court-Ordered Service Contract

We are Not Accepting

Tyler Public Library accepts court-appointed community service workers at its own discretion. We cannot accept anyone with offenses including, but not limited to:

  • Any form of sex offense
  • Robbery
  • Assault
  • Theft (except for theft by check)
  • Any habitual or aggravated offense

Tyler Public Library also cannot accept any persons who are under the age of 18 or are currently pregnant. This is due to the nature of the work that we provide for our workers. Workers will be on their feet for extended periods and work with cleaning chemicals. 

Tyler Public Library reserves its right to deny any worker and to dismiss any worker without hesitation or explanation. If a worker is found to be unproductive, consistently does not show up when scheduled, or causes any disturbances to Library staff or Patrons, the worker will be dismissed. Community Service work at the Tyler Public Library should be considered a privilege that can be revoked at any time.


Tyler Public Library does not discriminate in accepting community service workers based on race, nationality, alien status, gender, age, ability, or religion. Applicants will be selected based on their qualifications in relation to the Library’s operational needs.

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