All patrons must be registered & have a valid library card to borrow library material. Patrons must have library card in-hand to borrow material.
Patrons must fill out an application form to register for a library card. The following statement will be printed on the registration form for the patron’s information and acceptance:
I assume the responsibility for the safekeeping and return of Library Material.
Identification is required. A driver’s license or student ID is preferred; however, any other official ID or two non-pictured ID’s may be acceptable. If ID does not have a local address, proof of address must be provided. Proof of address can come in the form of utility bill or non-personal mail.
Applicants under the age of 17 are required to have a parent or guardian give their consent on the application form. The parent or guardian that signs the application form (along with the juvenile applicant) accepts all legal responsibility for material checked out on that card. This parental signature is not required for children who are renewing cards.
EXCEPTION: An applicant aged 16 with a school student ID may register for a library card without a parent or legal guardian.
Applicants must be at least six (6) years old to obtain a library card.
All library cards expire after 5 years. In order to renew a library card, patrons must clear all outstanding fines & overdue library material and verify registration information.
REPLACEMENT CARDS: a $2.00 replacement fee will be charged to replace a lost, stolen, or damaged library card.
EXCEPTION: There will not be a charge to obtain a new library card due to a name change.
The Marshall County Public Library System does not deny registration due to race, sex, or religion.
Approved by Marshall County Public Library Board of Trustees on March 20, 2003.