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Card Responsibility

A library card is powerful resource that grants access to limitless information, but as a card holder you must take care of it. You are responsible for items checked out on a loaned card, and lost cards incur a fee for replacement. Please read the following information to ensure proper use of your card.

Consent for Others to Use Your Card

We assume the person presenting a card has been authorized by the cardholder to use it unless the card has been reported lost or stolen.

Forgotten Cards

If a person forgets his or her library card, it is possible to borrow materials with photo identification. Borrowers must present their library card the next time they borrow materials, or purchase a replacement card.

Materials with Limits

When checking out materials with limits, a single patron may not present multiple cards to increase the number of items he or she is allowed to take.

Items on Hold

Replacement Cards

Lost or stolen cards may be replaced by providing photo identification. Patron's may receive one free replacement card per year. The fee for additional replacement cards is $1.00.

Ask Questions at the Help Desk and Staff Checkout

Name and Address Changes

Please remember to inform the Library of all name and address changes. A phone call or postal service form is acceptable.

Lost or Stolen Cards

To prevent unauthorized use, all lost or stolen cards should be reported promptly to the Library. Cards reported as lost or stolen and subsequently found or recovered can only be used by persons with proper identification.

Children's Cards

There are no age restrictions for borrowing or using library materials and resources. Responsibility for a child's selection and return of materials, and any fines for charges accrued on the child's card, is held by the parent or guardian of the child. Because we value confidentiality, access to information on children's accounts is only available to the child, or to the parent if they have the child's card.