How do I get a library card?
How many items may I borrow and for how long?
What privileges does a visitor receive?
How much are the charges for copying, printing, faxing, and using the typewriter?
How much are fines for overdue materials?
What if I can’t find the book I want?
How do I use the card catalog?
How do I find books in the Library?
NOTE: Some fines and fees have increased due to budget cuts and are in red.
Just come to any of our libraries and fill out and sign an application. All you will need is a photo ID with your current address. You can also register online and then bring your ID to the Library and your card will be ready.
Anyone over 5 may get a library card. However, children under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian present identification and fill out and sign the application.
Library cards are free to residents of Adams and Wilkinson counties. Others pay a $10 annual fee. First time users of a library card are restricted to checking out two items. Once those items are returned, all privileges are available.
If you lose your library card, report it immediately so no one can use it. There is a $2 charge to replace your card.
You may check out up to 15 books, with no more than 3 by the same author or 3 on the same subject. You may check out books for two weeks and may renew them once.
You may renew books in person, by phone, or online.
You may not renew a New Book, a book that is overdue, or one that someone else has requested be placed on hold.
At times, due to school assignments or other events, books on a subject or by an author may be restricted to one or two with no renewals.
Certain books and tapes can only be checked out by leaving a cash deposit.
Videos/DVDs and Books on Tape/CD
You may check out only three at a time. Videos/DVDs are checked out for 2 days, and books on tape/CD for 2 weeks.
VideosDVDs and tapes/CDs may not be renewed or placed on hold. You are asked to please rewind videos and tapes before returning them. Please do not return them in the Bookdrop or leave them in a hot vehicle.
Basically, visitors have all the same privileges and responsibilities that a library card holder has except they cannot check out any items. However, they may use any of our materials in the library. Visitors may use the computers for free, but they must present a picture ID and obtain a visitor's card. They may also use our wireless service for their personal laptops.
Using the typewriter is free. If you need paper, the charge is $.10 per sheet.
Copying is $.15 $.25 a page, as is printing from the computers and from the microfilm reader. You are responsible for all pages you print or copy, even by mistake.
Sending a fax costs $2 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. There is no extra charge for long distance faxes. However, we cannot fax outside the United States. Receiving a fax costs $1 per page.
You are given one day of grace for overdue books. After that, the fine is $.10 $.15 a day, up to a maximum of $5 per book.
Overdue fines for videos/DVDs are $3 per day per video/DVD. Fines for tapes/CDs are $.50 a day per title.
Fines do not accrue on days the Library is closed.
If the item is lost, you must pay the replacement cost, plus a processing fee.
You may not use your Library card if there are fines due on your account.