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Finding Help

Whether you’re in crisis or are just looking for help for a friend or family member, there are dozens of organizations available to help you deal with a variety of immediate concerns, from crisis situations and domestic violence, to rape and substance abuse. Most of these hotlines are available 24 hours a day, and can help you with whatever level of assistance you need — from general information about the topic, to helping you find an immediate intervention. They’re also free and some can provide texting and live chat services if a different approach is preferred. However, hotlines are not a substitute for mental health care. 

 

In case of any kind of emergency or if immediate action is required, please call 911.

 

If you’re suicidal, we recommend contacting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline toll-free at 800-273-8255. Additional crisis and suicide hotlines are available in the Health category below.

 

Need help for domestic violence? Call toll-free: 800-799-7233 (SAFE).

 

It's important to understand that there is always someone there to listen. So, if you're struggling with an issue of your own, don't be afraid to reach out and ask for help.

  • North Texas Library Consortium
    The Krum Public Library is proud to be a part of the North Texas Library Consortium. NTLC is a group of area libraries that have partnered to coordinate activities, share resources, and combine expertise. This gives our patrons access to a significantly larger catalog and the convenience of being able to check out and return items at any of the participating NTLC libraries.
  • Interlibrary Loan
    In addition to being a member of the North Texas Library Consortium (NTLC), we participate in the state Interlibrary Loan program. Interlibrary Loan (ILL) allows Krum Public Library card holders access to books that are not available from the Consortium’s collection. For items already in the collection, you can check our online catalog to place a hold. We will accept and process ILL requests for NTLC card members 17 years of age and older that have a current account in good standing and have been a patron for at least one year. Patrons with fines or overdue materials cannot request ILL books. Cardholders are responsible for fines and fees for overdue, lost, or damaged ILL items. Any items that are lost or damaged will be assessed a fee equal to the replacement cost plus a processing fee. Please note: Due to the fact that Interlibrary Loans can come from anywhere in the country, we cannot say how quickly they will arrive.
  • TexShare Databases
    TexShare Databases are e-resources licensed for the exclusive use of Texas libraries and their patrons. Start with TexShare for homework help, health or business information, academic journals, popular magazines, genealogy, or job and career development. A login is required. Come by the library to get the access information. Visit the TexShare website or check out our list of available TexShare Databases.
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

 

With lots of information being rolled out pertaining to COVID-19, it's important to receive and share accurate information, so that you can take the necessary steps to keep yourself and those around you safe. Rather than panicking, stay aware of the situation with information from reputable sources like the CDC and WHO.

World Health Organization (WHO)

Read advice, situation reports, research and development, and myth-busters about COVID-19.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Learn how to protect yourself and what to do if you think you are sick.

 

WHO Health Alert messages

Receive messages from the WHO Health Alert on WhatsApp by sending the word “hi” to

+41 79 893 18 92

on WhatsApp or by following this link.

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