New Patron Info

Library Cards
Cards will be issued free to any adult requesting registration who has a current Iowa ID or utility bill for current residence.  Must have been a resident for 60 days prior to request.  Identification and proof of address is required. Children not yet in Kindergarten may use family card.  Children 6th grade and under must have parent’s approval to obtain a library card (signature on card).  All first time card users may be subject to restricted Library privileges for a period of 60 days.  Number of materials checked out will be restricted as advised by current director.

We participate in the Iowa Open Access program which honors library card holders from other Iowa towns.

For Parents
Parents are responsible for books and materials checked out by their children under 18 or still in high school.
Confidentiality Policy
The records kept by the library are confidential in nature and will not be made available to anyone without investigative power.
Borrowing Privileges
Books, Audio Books / 2 weeks with two 2 week renewals.
DVDs / 4 at a time for 4 days-no renewals.
Paintings / 4 at a time for 8 weeks.
Exchange paperbacks / no time limit-no registration required.

Returning Materials
Materials should be returned to the library by the due date during open hours or in the book return when the library is closed.

You may reserve materials by  placing a hold on the book desired or ask the Librarian to place a hold for you.  You have 3 full working days to pick up material after being notified.  If not picked up, the material will default to the next person on the list or be placed on the shelf.

Inter-library Loan
Requests for books not in our collection may be made to other libraries that have it.  A $1.75 postage fee is to be paid when the item is checked out.  Ask the librarian for assistance with this service.

Overdue, Lost, Damaged Materials
Books, audio books / 10 cents a day per item.
DVDs / $1 a day per item.
Paintings / $1 a week per painting.
Lost or damaged materials must be paid for at current value.  Library privileges will be denied to patrons who have not paid these fees.


Over Due Notices are sent via US Postal bi-weekly. If necessary, patrons maybe called.

“Learning is WEALTH to the poor, an HONOR to the rich, an AID to the young, and a SUPPORT and COMFORT to the aged.  Very much learning is acquired by READING!!” —-annon

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