One of the functions of a library in to provide for an orderly flow of information in society. In order for this to occur, the library must know the location of that information. Having a meaningful system to provide accurate information about all materials belonging to the library includes having such accurate information about all who borrow that material.
In order to get a library card, a unique form of identification:
- (School ID, verifiable personal ID from a government unit, and/or driver’s license).
PLUS two proofs of address that match to your ID:
- (your driver’s license can be one, a bill, utility deposit, voter registration, or the phone book will meet this need).
Children under 16 must be registered by their parents or guardians in order to have full library privileges. Children, whose parents will not come in to properly register them, can register themselves for computer usage only with a report card from school.
There are no charges for full registration with required identification. Each registrant will be given a card with their patron identification number. The initial card is free. There will be a $1.00 charge for the replacement library card.
Those not wishing to validate their name with acceptable identification will be allowed to register with partial privileges (computer use and ability to check out one book at a time) by providing simple identification (credit card and/or utility bill).
Registration will be required for all library and computer use. We will give adequate time for children to provide some form of identification.