Library Card & Borrowing Responsibilities

Getting Your Card

The Library requires patrons to have a Library card with them to check out materials, use the computer center, or access the Internet.

Patrons may apply for a library card at the Library at any time prior to 15 minutes before closing. Internet access and video privileges are automatically granted with a library card to patrons age 14 and older.

Children under the age of 14 must have the application signed by a parent/guardian or responsible adult. Parents who wish to allow their children to access the Internet must sign another form for Internet usage. This form must be signed in front of a library staff member.

First time patrons are permitted to check out materials the same day they apply for a card.

Replacement Cards may be purchased at a cost of $2.00.

Library Card Rules

No person shall damage or fail to return a book, magazine, CD, DVD or any other library material borrowed from a public library.

No person who within a reasonable period of time pays for a damaged or lost item in accordance with the rules of the library shall be deemed guilty of this offense.

  • No person shall abuse a library card issued by a public library. Abuse of a library card shall consist of any of the following acts:
  • Obtaining or attempting to obtain a library card by means of false identification or address.
  • Using or attempting to use a library card without the permission of the person to whom it was issued.
  • Using or attempting to use a library card which has been revoked.

Borrowing Regulations

  • Any Pierce or Madison county residents are entitled to free library services and may apply for a borrower’s card in person at the library.
  • Any item that circulates for public use may be borrowed from the library at the time registration is completed. Thereafter, the card issued in the patron’s name should be presented when borrowing items from the library.
  • Each adult borrower is held responsible for all items charged out on his/her card.
  • Parent/guardian signature is required for children under 14 years of age. The parent/guardian will be responsible for the appropriateness of materials, including electronic information, and for payment of charges incurred with the card.


All records concerning library users and materials used or checked out by users are confidential and will not be made available to any agency of state, federal or local government or any other person unless a court order requiring disclosure has been entered by a court of competent jurisdiction. All requests for such information must be referred to the Director.