Residents of Saline County and non-resident property owners may apply for a library card which will entitle them to borrow library materials and use the public computers.
Applicants for a library card must provide the following:
· Telephone Number and/or email address
· Photo ID with a current address or a photo ID plus another approved form with current address
Any of the following is acceptable as identification:
· Driver’s license
· Utility bill (electric, gas, water, TV, cable)
· Printed checks
· Printed identification (medical card, company ID)
· Tax receipt
· Vehicle registration (current)
A Post Office Box cannot be used as the sole address of someone living in Saline County; a street address for their residence must also be shown. If none of this is available, a post card can be mailed to the address by the library. When the patron returns with the post card and a photo id, then a library card will be processed.
A child (age 5 and up) may acquire a children’s library card with their parent or guardian being the primary owner of the card. Therefore the parent or guardian is responsible for the account and able to gain access to information about the account. Once a child is able to obtain a government issued photo ID and parental permission, they may have their own adult card; no one other than the child may have access to this card.
Anyone over the age of 16 does not have to have parental permission to obtain an adult library card.
If a parent or guardian would like to add an additional adult to the account they may do so, but only with written consent.
At the time of registration, five items can be checked out.
A library card will be issued for a 2-year period at which time it may be renewed. If the library card has expired, the patron must show proof of address for renewal. There is no limit on the amount of materials the patron can check out with a renewed card.
If a patron moves, they will need to show printed ID with the new address and fill out a new registration form.
Lost or misplaced cards need to be reported and replaced immediately to prevent someone from using the card. The fee for replacing a lost card is $2.00.
Temporary library cards may be issued only when the person is living and/or working on a temporary basis in Saline County.
Information needed for registering for a temporary card:
· Home address (permanent address)/ ID showing their permanent home address.
· Temporary address (local address)
· Reference (company name, address, telephone number) and (local home public library name and address)
A $10.00 deposit is required which will be refunded at the return of the temporary library card if the card is in good standing.