Library Card and Policy Information
- A Library card may be secured by presenting a valid government-issued photo credential (for example: Florida driver’s license or identification), and documentation indicating the person’s current Washington County physical address. There is a fee to replace a lost or damaged card.
- A parent or legal guardian must sign for a Library card if an applicant is under the age of 18, and only children appropriate materials may be placed on that card.
- Loan period limits: books (21 days); CDs (21 days); DVDs (21 days–maximum, two per Library card).
- Checkout items may be renewed twice, unless any materials have been requested by another patron. Renewals may be performed in person, online, or by telephone, as long as the item(s) is (are) not overdue.
- The patron whose name appears on the Library card is responsible for any items checked out on it: report lost Library cards immediately.
- Items designated to be placed on hold will be retained in a patron’s name for only five days.
- New patrons are limited to checking out only two items for the first three months. After that period, they may check out seven items (with two being DVDs).
- In-house services include: Faxes; copying; genealogy research; Internet access; meeting room reservation (fee required); free wireless; school readiness classes for toddlers; educational outreach training; e-Book instruction; adult and children’s summer reading programs; instructional classes (specific topics); free e-Books for children (TumbleBooks); free downloadable e-Books and audiobooks (Overdrive); monthly e-mail newsletter containing updates and information (Constant Contact); and special family presentations.
- Non-residents of Washington County may pay $20 per year for a non-resident card to access library services.