Applying for a Library Card
Library cards are available free of charge when a Library Card Application Form is properly filled out and verified with the required documentation. A parent or legal guardian must sign the form if the applicant is 17 years or younger. To obtain a card:
Either your library card or Texas ID is required for all transactions concerning library books and materials. Each registered borrower assumes full responsibility for the materials and fines charged to the card. If the application is for a child, the parent or legal guardian assumes all responsibility of the library card. They must provide their current government issued photo ID and proof of current US mailing address.
There is no limit on the amount of books you can check out, but there is a maximum of 3 DVD/VHS items you may have on your card at any one time in any combination of the following:
Fines and Loan Periods
Fines apply as listed below. Overdue notices are sent for items 30 days overdue. Borrowing privileges will be blocked if fines equal $15.00 or more. Patrons will be billed for items not returned. If an item is not returned in 120 days, the item is considered lost and full replacement cost, plus a processing fee, is charged to the patron.
Payment of Fines
The Library will accept the following forms of payment for fines accrued:
Credit cards and debit cards are not accepted.
All items must be returned to desk or book drop to same library as checked out. All fines must be paid to the libray that was charged to you. note: videos and magazines $.50 per day, all other items .10 per day up to $2.00
There is a book drop accessible from the exterior of all library locations.
Your Library Account
You have access to your personal library record by clicking “My Account” on Hutchinson County Library’s online catalog.
Most items may be renewed. You may renew items in one of three ways:
Materials may not be renewed for which there are pending holds or reserves. If the item you renew is overdue, a fine will be posted to your record.
Placing Holds on Items
You may place a HOLD on an item free of charge from your local Library by contacting the Library location nearest you.