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Using the Library

Get a Library Card:

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Checkout Times:
  • All books, magazines, and audio materials check out for three weeks.
  • All videos and DVDs check out for one week.
  • You may renew your items twice if you need them longer.
  • If there is a hold request on the item, you will not be able to renew it.
Overdue and Lost Charges:
  • The library district does not charge overdue fees.
  • If your items are 30 days overdue, your account will be charged for the overdue item, and blocked until they are returned.
  • If the items are returned in good condition the lost charges will be forgiven.
  • If you have paid for a lost item, and then find it, bring your receipt for the lost item to the library within 6 months and the library will reimburse you for the lost charge.
Printing, Copying, Faxing:
  • You may print two free pages from the library's computers per day for free.  Each after that is .10 cents per page.
  • Copying is charged at .10 cents per page, per side.
  • Faxing is charged a .50 per page for long distance, and .50 cents per page for local calls.
Accessing the Internet:
  • Each of our libraries provides computers with free internet access.
  • Computer session times vary depending on the number of computers available at each branch.
  • There are limits to the number of times that you may use a computer in a single day, varying by branch and availability - but those who have not had a session that day are given priority.
  • You are allowed two free printed pages per day and each page after that is ten cents each.
Wireless Internet Access:
  • All branches of the library district offer wireless, WiFi internet access.
  • The WiFi networks are open, unsecured networks.  We encourage you to use a firewall, VPN, and antivirus software when connecting to open WiFi networks.
  • There is no limit to using the library's WiFi internet connections.
  • Library staff can offer basic assistance with connecting to the WiFi network - but cannot configure your device to connect to the WiFi network.
  • WiFi access is not guaranteed outside of library buildings or when the library is closed.

Internet Filtering:

The library complies with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and filters all computers that access the internet at its libraries.  Adults may request unfiltered access at each library branch.