Nellie Pederson Civic Library

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Welcome to Nellie Pederson Civic Library in Clifton, Texas

Celebrating sixty-six years of service to Clifton and neighboring communities.

Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic
as the town library. 
The only entrance requirement
is interest. 

Lady Bird Johnson

2019 Library Scholarships

For information about the 2019 scholarships available to Clifton High School graduating seniors, go to this link. Two awardees will be named on or about May 15, 2019.  Actual awards will be presented at the Senior Banquet on May 21st.

About Our Library

Online Catalog

Use our catalog to search, renew, and place holds on items from our collection, set up a personal book list, and more.

Electronic Books

Open the eBooks tab above to locate digital items for your portable device.  Many free download links are located there.


View a list of the services we provide, in addition to lending books.   


Visit our cards page for information about obtaining a library card and related facts.


Review our policies governing Internet and computer use, library behavior, and unattended children in the library.

Patron Fees

View a list of the fines, fees, and charges applicable to patron use of services.

Book Donations 

These guidelines should be used when donating books to the library.

Contact Us

Our contacts page provides forms for requesting interlibrary loans, requesting book purchases, asking questions, and providing comments to your librarians.

Are You a High School or College Student and a Caregiver? is a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones.  Based on conversations with the caregiver community, more and more high school and college students are taking on the role of caregiver for aging loved ones. To help support these students, has made available scholarships that can provide financial assistance. View the following links.

Attention Students of All Ages!

If you are interested in attending an in-state online college, visit the Online Colleges website for comprehensive information about undergraduate and graduate degree programs and scholarships in Texas. 

New York Times Bestsellers

Titles of Note is a direct link to the NYT lists of currently popular adult and children's hardcover, paperback, and e-books. 

Great Resources for Job-seekers!

JobsForTeensHQ is a site specifically for helping teenagers find jobs and it's 100% free to use. It has very useful information including work permit information, labor laws, jobs for teens by city/state, non-traditional job ideas, and more.

Cover Letters includes templates to assist you in creating your cover letter.

Resume Templates offers several resume formats that target a variety of job levels.

ZipRecruiter is a major job recruitment website with over 8 million jobs where you may upload your resume and apply to jobs with a single click.

Glassdoor helps you find a job and company you love. This dynamic site provides reviews, salaries and benefits from employees, and interview questions from candidates.  Millions of jobs.  Submit a resume if you see a position that interests you.

Also visit the lists in our Career Corner for additional resources.

Attention Genealogists

Visit the Library for Free Access to

Nellie Pederson Civic Library and Bosque County Genealogical Society (BCGS) have partnered to make available at the library free of charge.  The subscription to this exceptional research site is funded by BCGS for use by its members, library patrons, and area residents.   Use is limited to library computers or your laptop connection to our wireless network.

Open the Genealogy tab to go to dozens of recommended research sites.  

Visit the Portal to Texas History

New links provided by University of  North Texas are located on Research tab under General Resources

More Texas State Research Sources

TexShare Databases

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Articles, encyclopedia entries, and other sources for locating facts on any subject...from general interest to business, hobbies, and more.  Also access Heritage Quest for genealogical research.  Contact your librarian for an authorized username and password.

Member libraries now have access to Learning Express Library and Job & Career Accelerator, providing practice tests (GED, SAT, firefighting, EMS, health care, and many more); resume preparation; software, computer and Internet tutorials; and other job and career resources. Patrons create their own personal accounts to track their goals, progress, and job searches.

To learn more about Learning Express visit

TexShare has prepared a FAQ about these 2 new resources