Ranger College and Golemon Library are an integral part of the City of Ranger and Eastland County. Our satellite campuses in Stephenville and Brownwood are also important parts of our family. We are glad to be here and want to be a part of your lives.
Most library services are available to residents of Eastland, Erath, and Brown Counties. This includes checkouts, computers, and research help. We also have meeting rooms and quiet spaces. As a member of TexShare, lending privileges are extended to TexShare card holders from the entire state. We also provide interlibrary loan service to get the material to you.
The Library offers several subscription databases, including TexShare, a program offering a variety of database services to Texas citizens. While much of this subscription content is available at Golemon Library, the local user may encounter items that are not. Please check with a librarian for alternative methods of access.
The library offers many events every semester that are free and available to all members of the public. Coming up in Fall 2023 we have an exhibit from the Humanities Texas called Citizens at Last: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas. We are also sponsoring the Golemon Games, a series of team events. Be sure to check out the calendar for game and quiz nights and check out our What to Do This Weekend page, which offers links to many exciting events within a three hour drive of Ranger.
Golemon Library is also a repository for Ranger and Ranger College history. Our Repository contains College yearbooks and newspapers and the Gallery of Ranger Alumni as well as decades of Ranger Times. Our Texas Collection has a strong foundation in oil history and we have copies of all the books about Ranger. Our Robert E. Howard collection is the second largest in the world and contains many items not found elsewhere. Our librarians are some of the most prominent local historians in the county, serving on a variety of boards and committees.
Here are some links to help you decide if we are the right resource for you: