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Your Library Card

Who can get a library card, how to apply, and how to use your library card.

Using the Library and Applying for a Card

A.  The Library will serve all residents of the city and rural areas.  Service will not be denied or abridged because of religious, racial, social, economic, or political status.  This Library will follow all OPEN ACCESS guidelines.
B.  To receive a Patron Card an individual must fill out an application and provide a picture ID along with proof of their current address (such as a current utility bill or rental agreement).  A child under the age of 13 must have a parent with them to provide this information.  The Patron Card must be presented each time a patron wishes to check out an item.  If the card is lost and needs to be replaced the patron will be charged $3.00 for a replacement card.
C.  The use of the Library or its services shall be limited when excessive demands of groups or individuals tend to curtail service to the general public.  Such demands may include those made by students, puzzle contestants, and others whose demands for staff time, available materials, or space would prohibit attention and service to other individuals or groups.
D.  The use of the Library or its services may be denied for due cause.  Such cause may be failure to return books or other materials, destruction of Library property, disturbance of other patrons, any other objectionable conduct on Library premises, or nonpayment of fines.
E.  The Board recognizes that the circulation records of this Library are confidential in nature and advises all Library employees that such records shall not be made available to anyone, including any agency of federal, local law relating to civil, criminal, or administrative investigatory power.  Furthermore, the Library will resist the issuance or enforcement of any such process, order, or subpoena until such time as a proper showing of good cause has been made in a court of competent jurisdiction.

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.