East Travis Gateway Library District

Welcome to the East Travis Gateway Library District

East Travis Gateway Library District in Del Valle, Texas, consists of two library branches in Elroy and in Garfield. Elroy Library at 13512 FM 812 has been in operation for Elroy and the surrounding community since 1983. Garfield Library at 5121 Albert Brown Drive opened June 7, 2010 with Hit the Spot Cafe sharing the building and offering breakfast and lunch Monday through Sunday, and dinner on Friday evenings.

Library is now a Daily Pick up of mail  for your convenience. Drop off your  mail to be picked up  by postal service here daily except Sundays.

Join us June 28th 6-8 pm for   Friends of the Library

If you would like to Volunteer  please let us  know  via email elroylibrary@yahoo.com

or attend meeting at  Elroy Community Library June 28th 6-8 pm

MeetingTexas Parks and Wildife

Coming Soon


Sept 07, 2018.


Please be here early like 5 am to get in line  they can only take so many animals.

Wellness  clinic starts at 10 Am  but  please be here early.


Meals On Wheels Every Tuesday and Thursday !

Senior Activity begins in April starting and scheduled for every Tuesday and Thursday of each month at 10:30 am



Join us for Karate on 

 Mondays and Wednesday 6-8 pm

by Sensei Frank Selvera



Elroy/ Garfield  Community Library is pleased to announce the launch of Overdrive, an online service that allows patrons to check out eBooks, eAudiobooks and a small collection of music and movies, including best-sellers, classics, selections for children and young adults, and much more.

You can search our books, reserve books you would like to read and many more new features are available.

Quick Links to the Internet:

Google : www.google.com

Yahoo: www.yahoo.com

Hotmail: www.hotmail.com


Visit our new online catalog at:


Search your library catalog:

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Elroy Community Library



ETGLD Announces

Talking Books

 Texas Talking books

to the
Texas Talking Book Program
 Library services for blind and physically disabled Texans
a service of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Providing free library service to Texans of all ages who are unable to read standard print material due to visual, physical, or reading disabilities-whether permanent or temporary.

Hours: 8am-5pm Monday-Friday
1-800-252-9605 Toll-free in Texas,
512-463-5458 or in Austin

E-mail: tbp.services@tsl.texas.gov

TBP Blog: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/texastalkingbooks/


Film Strip clip artCheck out our Event Photos on Flickr.com

 Go to  Elroy Library Photostream

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Sarah L. Hilgers Elroy Library and Learning Center


    Sarah Hilgers


Sara Lamun Hilgers

1922 - 2014 


Garfield Library



  Our 2nd East Travis Gateway Library

 Garfield Library

A community resource facility The Garfield Library recently renovated  for its patrons and neighbors.

It is full of history and small town charm


 Garfield, on State Highway 71 twelve miles southeast of Austin in eastern Travis County, was formed around 1880. It was probably named for President James A. Garfield, who was in office when the community's post office was established in 1881. In 1884 the settlement reported fifteen residents, a church, a school, a steam gristmill, a cotton gin, and a general store. By the early 1890s its population was estimated at 100. The Garfield post office was discontinued in 1902, and mail for the community was sent to Del Valle. In 1907 separate one-teacher schools in Garfield served sixty-six white students and eighty black students. The Garfield schools were consolidated into the Colorado district (later the Del Valle Independent School District) in 1954. Garfield's population fell to fifty by the early 1930s and to twenty by the late 1940s. In 1948 the county highway map showed two churches, a few businesses, and several scattered houses at the site. During the 1980s, however, when developments on the Colorado River began attracting new residents, Garfield began to grow. In 1985 its residents voted to incorporate the community to avoid annexation with Austin. The population was reported at 745 in 1988, 1,336 by the early 1990s, and 1,660 in 2000.

This information is provided courtesy of the nice people at the Handbook of Texas Online, a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association and the General Libraries at UT Austin.




 A cool place to be.

 We  offer WIFI, Computer usage, Books , DVDs and lots of activities thru out  the year


Monitor your account and renew items: https://elroy.biblionix.com/atoz/catalog/

The Library District is funded through sales tax revenue in Travis County voting precincts 401-405.

eShelf & Research - 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
  • http://www.libraryoftexas.org/texshare -
  • TexShare 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.