City of Newark, Texas

Godfrey Pegues Public Library

207 Hudson Street

Phone: 817-489-2224

Fax: 817-489-3472


Monday - Thursday

10:00 am -5:00 pm


1:00 pm- 5:00 pm




To access our catalog online, please follow the link below:

Local college resources:

Weatherford College:

Tarrant County College:




  • High-Speed Wireless Internet Access
  • Books
  • Videos & DVDs
  • Audio books
  • Large print books
  • Reference materials & assistance
  • Texshare services
  • Copies
  • Bluebonnet Award books
  • Summer Reading Lists
  • Fax machine
Loan Periods
  • All books and audio books are checked out for a 2-week period.
  • Books and audio books may be renewed when there is no waiting list.
  • Videos and DVDs are checked out for 4 days.
  • Late charges are accrued at the rate of $ .25/day for each book and audio book, and $.50/day for each video/DVD returned after the due date.
Borrowing Privileges
  • The first library card on any account is available free of charge, any additional cards require a refundable deposit of $1.00.
  • A fee of $1.00 will be charged for replacement of a lost library card.
  • Prospective borrowers must provide proof of mailing address and a valid Texas Drivers License or Texas ID.
  • Minors may have a card with the approval and signature of a parent or legal guardian.
  • Books and/or Audio books: five (5) per card
  • Videos and DVD's: two (2) per card


Library Director

Linda Ortberg

Library Assistant

Jon Inman



Public Library dedicated to Godfrey Pegues

Newark City Council honors lifelong Newark, Texas resident, Godfrey Pegues. Godfrey, currently in his 90's, serves as a Newark Public Library Board Member and has for several decades. Godfrey is a steadfast supporter of Texas public libraries and schools.