Your Library Card

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

Who May Use the Library

A. The library will serve all residents of the community and the public library system area. Service will not be denied or abridged because of religious, racial, social, economic, or political status; or because of mental, emotional, or physical condition; age; or sexual orientation.

B. The use of the library may be denied for due cause. Such cause may be failure to return library materials or to pay penalties, destruction of library property, disturbance of other patrons, or any other illegal, disruptive, or objectionable conduct on library premises.

C. All borrowers must be registered and must have a valid local patron card to borrow library materials.

D.  Applicants under 13 years of age must have a parent or guardian give their consent on the application form before a new card can be issued. This parental signature is not required for children who are renewing cards.

E. Materials cannot be checked out until a library card is issued.

F. All library cards expire after three (3) years. In order to renew a library card, patrons must produce identification and must clear all outstanding fines and bills. Patrons must fill out an application form to register for a new library card. Download a library card application

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.