Frequently Asked Questions

What are the library hours?

Click here for current information about each of our branches.

How can I get a library card?

You must present a government-issued photo ID and a current phone number. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian when applying for a card. Your first card is at no charge.  For more information on library policies, click here.

What materials are available for me to check out?

Our collection includes books, DVDs and videos, books on CD and cassette, and periodicals. We also have eBooks, audiobooks, digital magazines and other digital materials available for download here. Our reference materials, rare books and current periodicals can be used within the library, but cannot be checked out. For more information on library check-out policies, click here.

Can I download eBooks and audiobooks?

YES! The library now offers downloadable media for checkout, including eBooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines through the Libby App.  All you need is a current library card and a PIN number (available from the library). For more information on downloads, or to get started, click here.  TumbleBooks (animated, talking eBooks for kids) requires no card or checkout - just enjoy!

How many items may I check out at one time?

New patrons (those who have had library cards for less than one month) may check out three items at a time. Patrons who have attained "regular" status may have a total of 25 items at a time on their cards.  Videos, DVDs and new adult fiction books have a 1-week checkout. All other materials have a 2-week checkout. You may check out up to 3 DVDs and 3 playaways at a time, per household. For more information on library check-out policies, click here.

Do I need my library card to check out items?

YES! You must have your card with you to checkout items.  You must also show your card when you pick up an interlibrary loan item. If you lose your card, a replacement card is $10. If you are picking up an item for another patron, you must show that patron's card. For more information on library check-out policies, click here.

How long may I keep an item I've checked out?

Most items may be checked out for two weeks. Exceptions are new adult fiction books, DVDs, and videos, which check out for one week. The check-out period for interlibrary loan materials varies according to the policy of the lending library. Most items can be renewed for additional time.  For more information on library check-out policies and renewals, click here.

What other services do you provide?

Free services we offer include: wireless internet, use of a public computer with internet access, word processing and a scanner, a microfilm/microfiche reader, and interlibrary loans. You may use your library card at any of our branch libraries. Also, you may request an item from our Maybell branch. (Allow two weeks for arrival.)

Additional services include the following: Use of a copy machine, printer, and fax machine (please see our Services page for information on fees). We also host reading programs, weekly story times for our younger patrons, and special events throughout the year (see Library Events page ).