Library Card


Getting a library card

An individual account holder muyst be at least five years of age, and adults must provide a photo ID when registering.  Both individual and family accounts are available.  If a child has a library card in his/her name, the child's confidentiality is protected by Iowa Code Chapter 22.  All cards are subject to annual renewal.

Loan periods

Check-out period for library materials is calculated on calendar days:


Books, audiobooks & Playaways: 14 days

Magazines: 7 days

DVDs: 7 days


Materials may be renewed in person, over the telephone, or on-line unless the material is reserved for another person.


There is a checkout limit of 25 items per account. DVDs are limited to 3 per account.  Educators, including homeschoolers and childcare providers, are exempted from the 25 item limit.


Materials can be reserved in person, over the telephone, or on-line. Reserved items will be held for the patron for 3 days.


Tablets are to be used in the library only. They cannot be removed from the library building.



Items not returned on time are assessed the following fees:


Books, audio, magazines & Playaways:  The library does not charge a fine for these overdue materials.  However, patrons are encouraged to return or renew materials by their due date, and accounts with overdue material will be blocked from further material check-out.


DVD: $1/item/day


There shall be a maximum fine limit set at $10 per account.  


Materials not returned after 60 days will be considered lost.


Patrons will be asked to pay the replacement cost of lost or damaged items, including interlibrary loan materials.  Failure to pay fines or other charges will result in the restriction or loss of borrowing privileges.


Approved March 5, 2020