Hebert Public Library

  • Code of Conduct
  • Computer Use Policies
  • Library Services
  • Landscaping

The Board of Trustees of the Effie & Wilton Hebert Public Library has adopted the following code so that our Library may provide an atmosphere conducive to appropriate use of its services and facilities. The Code of Conduct includes, but is not limited to, the following activities:

  1. Sleeping, abusive language, harassment of Library staff or other patrons is prohibited on Library property.
  2. Mutilation or destruction of Library buildings, materials or equipment is prohibited.
  3. Eating or drinking is prohibited, except in meeting rooms.
  4. The use of cellular phones is prohibited, except in lobby.
  5. Patrons whose bodily hygiene is offensive so as to constitute a nuisance to other people shall be required to leave the building.
  6. The Library is not responsible for personal belongings left in or on Library property.
  7. Solicitation of any kind for any purpose is prohibited.
  8. Library staff is not responsible for the safety or well being of children left on Library property. Children under 8 may not be left unattended.
  9. Animals or pets, except for guide dogs for the blind or hearing impaired, are prohibited.
  10. Shoes and shirt must be worn.
  11. No smoking inside the Library per Penal Code 48.01.
  12. Any unlawful or disruptive activity is prohibited on Library property and may be subject to appropriate and necessary action.
Failure to comply with the Library Code of Conduct may result in expulsion from the library and revocation of library privileges.

The Effie & Wilton Hebert Public Library offers in-Library access to electronic information, services and networks as part of its mission to meet the informational, educational and recreational needs of the entire community.

The purpose of these policies is to ensure that those using these information resources of the Library will do so with respect for this public property, while recognizing the rights of others using this resource and any other resources of the Library.

The user will be responsible for adhering to all copyright laws for materials and software that may be accessed, downloaded, copied, etc. from any network, database or other information retrieved from the Hebert Public Library internet access.

Unacceptable Use:

It is not acceptable to use the Hebert Public Library access to electronic information, services and networks for any purpose which may violate federal, state and local laws. The user will be responsible for knowledge of all applicable federal, state and local laws for which they may be held in violation.

It is not acceptable to use the Hebert Public Library access to electronic information, services and networks in such a way as to interfere with or disrupt network users, services or equipment. Such interference or disruption includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Distribution of unsolicited advertising
  • Use for commercial or political purposes or solicitation
  • Transmission of threatening, obscene or harassing materials
  • Propagation of computer worms or viruses
  • Damage to equipment, software or programming
  • Deletion or alteration of any existing software, programs or data
  • Use of the network to make unauthorized entry to other communication devices or resources

In addition to loaning books, audiobooks and videos, the library provides many other services. In some cases, fees may apply.

Copy Machine
Fax Machine

Interlibrary Loan
Internet Access
Meeting Room
Word Processing
*New!* Free Notrary Public (Evenings & Sundays)


Books and audiobooks may be checked out for a period of two weeks. Overdue fines are assessed at a rate of ten cents per day per title. Movies may be checked out for a period of six days. Overdue fines for movies are $1.00 per day per title. Movies are checked out to adults only.


Eight adult books or audiobooks

Ten juvenile books

Five movies

PLEASE NOTE: Materials not returned to the library may be turned over to the City Attorney and/or Retail Merchants Association for collection.

Chapter 66

Sec. 66-1. Failure to return library materials; penalty.

  1. A person commits an offense if he intentionally or knowingly fails to return library materials to the Effie & Wilton Hebert Public Library, Port Neches, Texas which were loaned to the actor or borrowed in the actor's name.

  2. The actor's intent and knowledge shall be presumed if:


    1. Pursuant to agreement, the library materials were to be returned on a date specified;


    2. Actual notice is given or notice, in writing, is sent by depositing in the United States mail said notice addressed to the actor at his or her address shown on the records of the library, stating that the library materials were not returned on the date specified; and,


    3. The library material is not returned to the owner within twenty (20) days of receipt of such notice.


  3. If notice is given in accordance with subsection (b)(2) of this section, it is presumed that the notice was received no later than five (5) days after it was sent.

  4. In prosecution under this section, it is no defense that the actor, through the actual borrower, no longer possesses the library materials.

  5. In prosecution under this section, it is an affirmative defense that another borrowed the library material in the name of the actor, without his or her effective consent.

  6. An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor and any person who shall violate any provision of this section shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00). Each day of the continuance of such violation shall be considered a separate offense and each and every day shall constitute a separate violation. (Code 1962, § 14-12; Ord. No. 1978-10, §§ 1-6, 6-19-1978; Ord. No. 1998-05, § 1, 5-21-1998; Ord. No. 1998-24, § 1, 6-18-1998)
We are often asked about the landscaping plants that we are proud to have around our building. Most of those adorning the front of the building, especially the walkway area, were donated to us by the Friends of the Library. A short guide to the most-often asked about plants around the building can be found here.