|Adult library card
Any Nicholas County resident or property owner who is at least 18 years old may apply in person for a free library card. The application process requires presentation of a valid drivers license or other official identification that includes a current Nicholas County residential street address. Or, a picture ID and proof of current residential street address, such as a resent bill stub or a bank check, may be used. Applicants also provide a phone number and birth date.
Childrens library card
Any Nicholas County resident under the age of 18 may obtain a free library card with the permission of a parent or legal guardian, who must also be a valid library cardholder. The parent or legal guardian completes the application form, presents a drivers license or other official state identification that includes a current Nicholas County street address. A phone number and the childs birth date are also provided. The parent/guardian is responsible for monitoring the childs library use, including the appropriate use of library materials and services and insuring that materials are returned on time and in good condition.
Teacher cards are not issued. The librarys resources are too limited to provide classroom collections of materials. However, teachers who choose to borrow materials for their students may do so using their personal library card. Teachers are responsible for all materials they borrow for this purpose.
Expiration and renewal
At this time, library cards do not expire unless privileges have been revoked by the library staff for non return of books or over due fines.
Cardholder benefits. While anyone may use library materials, request assistance from library staff, or participate in most library programs, only cardholders in good standing may borrow library materials, reserve library materials, request materials through Interlibrary Loan, and use the librarys public computers. They also have access to services for the blind and physically handicapped.
Expectations and responsibilities. Library customers are responsible for returning all materials on time and in good condition. Failure to do so will result in fines and fees.
Library customers may have and use only one library card. A library card may only be used by the person to whom it is issued. The cardholder assumes full responsibility for all items borrowed on the card. Parents or legal guardians are also responsible for all items borrowed on their childs card.
Cardholders are responsible for reporting lost or stolen cards. The Library assumes that the person presenting a card is the legitimate cardholder. So, anything checked out on a lost or stolen card is the responsibility of the cardholder. When a card is reported lost or stolen, the library voids the card to prevent its unauthorized use. The cost of a replacement library card is $5.00.
Cardholders must notify the library when their name, address, or phone number changes.
Suspension of privileges. Borrowing and computer privileges are suspended temporarily when a cardholder owes $5.00 or more in fines or has overdue library materials. They are suspended permanently if a cardholder does not pay fines or the cost of lost/damaged materials within a reasonable time. Using false identification or address to obtain a library card also results in permanent suspension of privileges. Violation of library policies may also result in suspension of privileges.