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Your Library Card

Who can get a library card, how to apply, and how to use your library card.

How to get a library card
Library cards are available to any resident of Iowa. To get your library card, present a photo ID and proof of current address (such as a driver's license, a piece of mail with a current postmark, or your imprinted checkbook). Individual cards are issued from ages 5 and up. Children under 14 must be registered by a registered parent or guardian. The replacement fee for lost cards is $2.00.

Juvenile Card Application ( K-12th grade)

Adult Library Card Application

Loan periods/fines

Books:  2 weeks, daily overdue fine $ .05
New Materials:  2 weeks, no renewals, daily overdue fine $ .05
Audio Materials:  2 weeks, daily overdue fine $ .05
Magazine current issues:  3 days, no renewals, daily overdue fine $ .05
Magazine back issues:  2 weeks, daily overdue fine $ .05
Videos/DVDs:  3 days, no renewals, daily overdue fine $1.00

Renewals
Qualifying renewals may be requested by phone or self-renewed on the iBistro Library Catalog.  Items that may not be renewed are new materials, items with a list of holds, and videos.

Returns
Materials may be returned to the library book drops in the foyer during business hours or at our drive-up drop-off box on the east side of the building anytime.

Holds
If a book you are looking for is currently checked out, you may request that we hold it for you after it is returned. When the book comes back in, you will be notified by phone. You may also place your own holds on the iBistro Library Catalog.  (catalog link)

Request for purchase
If you want to recommend materials to be purchased by the library, inquire at the front desk, or make your recommendations on the iBistro Library Catalog!  (link to request for purchase page)

Lost/damaged materials
Items are considered lost or stolen after being overdue for 2 months. They are charged at replacement cost.  Materials returned severely damaged, or lost or stolen and not replaceable will be assessed at full cost plus a processing fee of $5.00.  A graduated penalty up to $50.00 may be assessed when the item is of valued interest and deprives the public of its use.  The amount of the penalty will be at the discretion of the Director or Children's Librarian.

Visitors
Visitors to the area may use materials on Library premises, including "guest" usage of computers, email and internet.