Application Procedures

Applicant must show a photo ID and something with current address. A current driver’s license or state ID card with correct current address will meet this requirement.

If the patron has a photo ID that does not have correct current address, an additional form of identification may be used to verify the current address.

Acceptable forms of identification to verify address include:

  • Mail received at the residence
  • A check with printed address
  • Voter registration card
  • Rent receipt with address
  • Insurance cards with address
  • Hunting or fishing license
  • Car registration

If the patron’s mailing address is a P.O. Box, identification must be provided verifying the actual street address as well. The street address is typed in the borrower note field in the patron record.

If the patron has a photo i.d. but no proof of address, a library card may be created and mailed to the patron. The patron is allowed to check out two items at the time of application. The patron is allowed to use the internet on the day of application. Upon receipt of the card by mail, the patron has normal borrowing privileges.

Cards may be issued without identification at the discretion of the librarian in charge.

At the customer’s request, a note requiring a picture ID in order to use the card may be placed in the customer’s record. A note may also be entered if there is reason to believe someone other than the customer named in the record is using the card.

PINs (Patron Identification Numbers) are required to access customer records and saved bibliographies via the public catalog and to access commercial databases through the library web site. PIN numbers are also required to place holds on the Internet catalog. PIN numbers are required to place holds through the in-library public catalog.

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