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Registration Rules

Registration Rules

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:

  • (social security card, 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 14 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 with a report card from school. This will be considered registration with partial privileges.  Partial privileges means you can check out one book at a time.

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 or school report card).

If you do not wish to show any identification a small non-refundable fee of $20.00 will be charge for partial privileges (check out one book at a time). A larger non-refundable fee of $100.00 may be in lieu of proper identification for full privileges.

Registration will be required for all library and computer use.  We will give adequate time for children to provide some form of identification.