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"There is divine beauty in learning, just as there is human beauty in tolerance. To learn means to accept the postulate that life did not begin at my birth. Others have been here before me, and I walk in their footsteps. The books I have read were composed by generations of fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, teachers and disciples. I am the sum total of their experiences, their quests. And so are you."

—Elie(zer) Wiesel (b. 1928) Romanian-born writer, lecturer, survivor Nazi camps, Nobel


Welcome to the Ward County Library

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The Ward County Library will be

OPEN – Friday, July 4th


CLOSED – Saturday, July 5th


Have a safe and blessed

holiday weekend!


Happy reading!

                     Search our Card Catalog for any item in our library!               



Register your e-mail account with the library to receive news,

account information and more.


Contact us for your  OPAC Login and Password.

(Password can be changed by patron once account is activated.)


Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments!




The Ward County Library in cooperation with Cengage Learning and Chilton Auto Repair Manuals is proud to announce the new online subscription to Chilton!


Automotive Repair Information for Do-It-Yourself (DIY) People

You learn by doing, are unafraid of challenges, and feel proud when completing a job well done. Chilton has been helping people like you maintain cars and trucks for more than 80 years. We know how to help you succeed.

The Content and Coverage You Need—All in One Location

ChiltonLibrary provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use web site. Since this library subscribes to ChiltonLibrary, you are now equipped with decades of data to maintain your vehicle. Just begin by choosing a vehicle at the left and a subject above.


Please contact us for password information or if you have any other questions or comments!  Thank you!  432-943-3332


New Job & Career Resources for TexShare Database:


TexShare is pleased to announce the addition of two new education and career development resources to their database.


Learning Express Library:

Access over 800 online practice tests, Prepare for professional certification, Prepare for college and graduate school admissions, Prepare for the GED exam and Improve or refresh basic skills.


Job & Career Accelerator:

Employment Screening Resource

              -Employment screening for small businesses      

Tuition Funding Sources: is now available as a free internet resource to all libraries in Texas.  The website represents 24 years of scholarship research that has produced the largest source of scholarships in the world.  The website is free of charge and 100% non-commercial.




Texas Workskills Development in Libraries

Website provided by Texas Workskills Development in Libraries.  Find help, information regarding job hunting skills, links to self-paced tutorials, training and help with computer skills.


Web and Research Resources - Work and research from the office or from home, anytime:
  • TexShare Databases: books, articles, research databases, and more
  • Selected Sites: what's good on the Web
  • Community Organizations: local, nonprofit groups and services
  • Good Reads: book reviews, top sellers, author interviews, and news headlines

    TexShare Database LogoTry these databases filled with magazine articles, encyclopedia entries, and other materials to help you discover more on any subject, from general interest to business, hobbies, and more. Please see your librarian for a username and password.

Location & Hours



409 S. Dwight
Monahans, TX  79756

(432) 943-3332
(432) 943-3332 fax

Tues-Thur 8:00-7:00

Community Building
Barstow, TX  79719

(432) 445-5205

Mon-Fri 3:00-6:00

209 Ave. D
Grandfalls, TX  79742

(432) 547-2861

Mon-Fri 8:00-5:00


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