Your Library Account
Library materials are checked out to all Marion & Ed Hughes Public Library card holders in good standing. For detailed information on applying for a library card, please refer to the section How To: Get a Card. Patrons may only use their own borrower's card. Borrower cards entitle the named cardholder to borrowing privileges for her/him self only, so please do not loan your card to anyone. Patrons whose card has expired will not be allowed to check out any materials and may be barred from remote access to the databases and other services.
Your library card may be used to check out a variety of materials from the Library's Collection.
Loans and Renewals
This section summarizes the library's policy. There may be other conditions or exceptions that may apply, so please check with a staff member for further details.
Most adult and youth cardholders may check out unlimited fiction, three (3) non-fiction books per subject, five (5) audiobooks, and five (5) book/cassette kits. Patrons who have NISD student or teacher cards may check out up to ten (10) items. Patrons under 18 are not allowed to check out DVDs or videos.
Books, audiobooks, and magazines are checked out for a period of three weeks with one renewal period, unless there is a hold request on that item.
Videotapes/DVDs may be checked out by any adult patron 18 years or older in good standing. A combination of five (5) items per patron are allowed. The loan period for all videos/DVDs is 2 days with no renewals. Place videos/DVDs in appropriate return slot; do not leave them on the counter. The library assumes no responsibility for damage to equipment. After hours, please return videos/DVDs to the exterior drop labelled VIDEOS. A fee of $2.00 will be assessed for each video/DVD returned in the after-hours book drop.
CD-ROMs may be checked out by any adult patron 18 years or older in good standing. Two (2) CD-ROMs per patron are allowed. The loan period is seven (7) days.
Kits may be checked out by teachers, day care providers, and non-profit organizations if they have a borrowers card. The loan period is seven (7) days.
You can renew most library materials, except videos and DVDs, if they have not been requested (placed on hold) by another person. Items may be renewed in person, online through "Your Library Account," or by calling 722-1255 and providing your name and borrower's card number.
Overdue and Lost Materials
This section summarizes the library's overdue and lost materials policy. There may be other charges or conditions that may apply, so please check with a staff member for further details.
Each borrower (parents, if the patron is a minor) is responsible for all books or items checked out on his card. For your convenience, book and video returns are located on the 27th Street side of the building. Please return items in the designated slots. A $2.00 fine will be imposed for dropping videos/DVDs and CD-ROMs in the book drop.
A fine of ten cents per item per day is charged for overdue books, audiobooks, and magazines. Books and audiobooks must be paid for at the replacement or current list price (whichever is higher), plus a $5.00 processing fee. Paperback books and magazines lost or damaged must be paid for at the replacement or current list price (whichever is higher), plus $1.00 processing fee. Book cassette kits that are lost or damaged must be paid for at the replacement or current list price (whichever is higher), plus a $3.00 processing fee. Other fees may be assessed based on the type of material & damage.
Overdue charges for videos/DVDs are $1.00 per day per item. Lost or damaged Videos/DVDs must be paid for at the replacement or current list price (whichever is hight), plus a $5.00 processing fee. A fee of $2.00 will be assessed for each video/DVD returned in the after hours return labelled "BOOKS".
Overdue fines for kits are $2.00 per day. Patrons are responsible for the cost of individual items damaged or entire kit depending on extent of damage.