How do I
get a library card?
You need to bring in two forms of I.D. One has to have your current address. Fill out a registration form and you will have a card in a few minutes.
Do I need
my library card when I check out an item?
Yes, the MLN rules state that you must have your library card to check out items, even if you know the librarians. If you have forgotten your card, you can purchase a replacement card for $1.00.
How old do
I have to be to use the computer?
You have to be 16 years old. You may use a computer if you are younger than 16 IF you have a parent/legal guardian with you.
return materials to any Fayette County Library other than where I checked my
Yes, checked out materials may be returned to any Fayette County Public Library.
libraries have a night deposit for book returns?
What are borrowing limits? For a new card holder 2 items (books, videos/dvd's, audiobooks). For general patrons: 2 DVD's; 5 total DVD/Videos (only 2 DVD's);
What is the loan period? 3 weeks for books, audio books on tape or CD; and 3 days for DVDs/Videos.
Does the library have tax forms? Yes, we have forms for pick-up January - April. We can also print forms for you at 25 cents per page if you don't see the form you need.
How do I look for a book? We have a very user friendly online public access catalog. If you need assistance, our staff will assist you in finding what you need.
What are the fines charged for overdue books? Our fines are 5 cents per book per day, up to the cost of the book.
How do I place a hold on a book? You may place a hold in the comfort of your own home using our MLN catalog or you may have one of our staff place the hold for you.
How do I renew library materials? You may renew your books from our MLN catalog, you may call the library and with your library card number renew them or you may bring your books in and renew them at the closest branch. You may not renew books that have other holds on them.
Are there charges for checking out videos/dvds? No, our videos/DVDs are free to check-out. The loan period is 3 days. If they are late, there is a $2.00 a day late fee.
Do I need
a library card to use a public computer?
Library cards are required to use a personal computer. If you are a visitor from out of the area you may ask for a 'visitor' card.
Are there charges for interlibrary loans? No, we consider this a service to our patrons so that we may offer them items that we do not have in our catalog.