Allan Shivers Library & Museum

Welcome to Allan Shivers Library and Museum

Allan Shivers
Library & Museum

Exploring, Connecting, Creating

302 North Charlton Street
Woodville, Texas 75979
(409) 283-3709     email

Library Mission Statement

The mission of the Allan Shivers Library and Museum is to provide facilities, materials, information, and services that support the diverse needs and requirements of our community, in a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere. 

The Allan Shivers Museum invites the public to step into the life, career, and accomplishments of Governor Allan Shivers to preserve, educate, and share his role in contributing to the history of Texas.

 Vision Statement

The Allan Shivers Library strives to connect the community by exploring and understanding the past, connecting and engaging in the present, and imagining and creating the future.

Exploring, Connecting, Creating

Please remember to
social distance and sanitize. Face masks are optional.

 NORMAL  Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 9-5 (computers shut off at 4:45)
Saturday 10-2 (computers shut off at 1:45)
Sunday - CLOSED
CLOSED - See Holiday list below

Free GED Classes in Tyler County.

Enrollment for online GED test preparation classes is now open to 17-year-old and older adults who are interested in obtaining a High School Equivalency Certificate (GED).   Classes are offered via texting, phone, or email and as morning or evening instruction.  For more information, call (409) 283-8757.    

Things to do at the library

  • Get a library card
  • Use our computers
  • Check out our large print room
  • Attend programs and events
  • Use the Children's room
  • Schedule a tour of the Museum
  • Proctored exams
  • Free WiFi 24/7
  • Reserve a room for meeting
  • Check out audiobooks
  • Check out hotspots

 Allan Shivers Museum

Tours upon request as staffing available

Closed: Saturday and Sunday

Over 5 people -- please call ahead

Please excuse the clutter we are currently revitilizing and updating the Museum. 

The Allan Shivers Museum has elegant gowns of Mrs. Shivers and their daughter, an authentic Victorian front parlor room with furnishings of the period, an African Safari room, and original political cartoons from Allan Shivers time in office.

We have Ebooks. Use your Library card number to check out books anytime or anywhere. Click the image to begin or download the Overdrive App. 

Now on Facebook! Look for us under pages for Allan Shivers Library and Museum!       

CLICK HERE to Search Your Library

and place an item on hold for pick up. 

Come in or call to get information on how to reserve a book from our online card catalog.

eShelf & Research - Work and research from the office or from home, anytime: SAT Practice Test

Using the expertise of librarians to provide answers to questions, research guidance, and help to navigate the Internet. Expand your resources, connect with an information expert!                                                


 IMLS                                                                                                                                           C.A.P. Grant Recipient