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Your Library Card

Who can get a library card, how to apply, and how to use your library card.
  • All persons in a serviceable area will be issued a borrower's card upon application without fee.

    • A photo ID is required to fill out an application.
    • The application card must be signed at the library. Persons under age 16 must have a parent’s signature.
    • Signing the application card means the patron agrees to the lending policies of the library and accept responsibility for items checked out from the library.  
    • Each person will be issued a bar code which remains at the library and will be used for all checkouts.

    How to use the library card

    • Items are checked out for 2 weeks, this includes magazines, books on cd, CD’s and dvd's.
    • Patrons in good standing (after probationary period) may checkout at any one time:
    • 10 books
    • 4 compact discs
    • 6 periodicals
    • 4 DVD's

    Up to a maximum of 20 items.  These totals may be changed at the discretion of the director.

    • Reserved items may not renewed.
    • Reference materials have a one week checkout.
    • Interlibrary loan books are subject to the rules of the lending library. Due dates vary, but are generally for 3-4 weeks.
    • Most items may be returned to the library during regular hours or put in the drop box when the library is closed.
    • Items may be renewed for an additional 2 weeks unless it is on reserve for another patron.
    • Items may be renewed by phone.
    • There are no overdue fines for books, magazine, CD’s, or books on CD. We do have a conscience box that may be donated to if the patron wishes to do so for these overdue items.
    • Overdue DVD fines are $.25 per day.
    • Patrons will be charged replacement cost on all lost materials.
    • Charges for damaged items will vary with the extent of damage; amount to be determined by the Library Director.
    • Patrons that are not in good standing with the library because of overdue items will not be allowed computer access until the items have been returned or paid for.
    • Books will be reserved upon request from a patron. A waiting list will be on file at the library. 
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