Who May Borrow?

To receive full library privileges, borrowers must be permanent residents in counties associated with the Longleaf  Library Consortium.  Residents of other counties may use the library following existing library guidelines for any service that does not require a library card.  Residents of other counties desiring library privileges that do require patron registration must pay an initial non-refundable $10.00 registration fee.

Registration

Qualifying forms of identification include:

Photo Id:     a driver’s license or a business/school photo id which includes the applicant’s name  

Utility bill: electric bill, residential telephone bill, water bill, sewage bill, garbage bill, residential gas bill

(1) To receive computer, e-book, and facility use privileges, a qualifying photo id which includes a qualifying address is required.  

(2) To receive full library privileges, the applicant must present both a qualifying photo id and residential bill.

Library Card

The borrower must have an ID card with them to borrow materials, and will be held responsible for all materials borrowed on his or her card.  The library should be informed immediately if a card is lost or stolen.  A lost card will be replaced at a cost of $1.00.  After checking out items, the patron will be given a printed receipt showing the due dates of the items checked out.

CHECKOUT PROCEDURE

Library employees, trustees, and governing officials are not required to physically present their library card in order to check out materials BUT must not take library items into their personal possession without having checked them out on their individual accounts.

RENEWING MATERIALS

Most items may be renewed twice via a visit to the library facility, telephoning the library., or utilization of patrons’ online accounts.  Items may not be renewed if they are overdue, on reserve, borrowed from another library, or on short term checkout.

RESERVING MATERIALS

If an item is checked out, the borrower may request that it be reserved or may reserve the item itself via his/her online account.  When the item is returned to a library branch, the borrower will be notified.  The book will be held for up to five days at the circulation desk.  After five days, it will be returned to the shelf or given to the next person on the waiting list.  

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