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Your Library Card

Who can get a library card, how to apply, and how to use your library card.

To obtain a library card from the Norma Anders Public Library you need to have a valid drivers license and a piece of mail with your local address like a city bill.  Anyone can obtain a card as long as you can provide those two pieces of proof that you are a resident of the local area. 


Once this data is provided all you need to do is fill out the application form that is located at the circulation desk upon request and the librarian will put your information into the computer and issue you a library card.  You can either have one card for your family if you choose or each member may obtain their own card.  


Cards are issued to all patrons free of charge.  Children may apply for a card as long as they have parental permission.  Non-residents may use the library upon proper identification.


Books and audio books may be checked out for a period of two (2) weeks with three renewals available upon request, unless an item is on reserve.  Magazines are available for a one  (1) week check out and may not be renewed.  Videos and DVD's maybe be checked out for a three day period unless prior arrangements for an extension are made with the librarian at the time of check out. 


Some materials may be reserved.  The patron will be notified when the materials are available.


Interlibrary loan service is available to any patron and a fee of $3.00 is charged per item requested, payable upon receipt of the item by the patron.  Interlibrary loan materials cannot be renewed in most cases.


The library fines are assessed on days the library is open as follows:


Hardback books, periodicals and audio books, paperbacks, and magazines are ten (10) cents per day. DVD fines are $1.00 per day,


The maximum fine for all books will be five dollars ($5.00) per book.  The maximum for magazines will be the price of the magazine. 


Patrons accumulating more than one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) in fines will not be able to check out any library materials until the fines are paid.  If a person has overdue books that have not been returned for longer than a month that person will not be allowed usage of the computer until all materials are returned and the fines are paid. 


Patrons are expected to pay replacement costs for any lost articles.  If the actual cost cannot be ascertained, the replacement cost will be five dollars ($5.00) per item.

Consult library policy for more information.

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.