Frequently Asked Questions

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Library Cards

Do I need a library card?
In order to check out books, videos, and use the computers, you must have a library card.

How do I get a library card?
Library cards are free to residents of Logan County. Simply fill out an application at the circulation desk and provide proof of residency. Valid forms of identification include a photo ID and proof of current address. Parents must apply on behalf of children. "Children" are any library user who has not reached his/her 18th birthday.

All fines must be paid before library cards will be issued.

If I am not a resident of Logan County may I get a library card?
A $30 fee (per card), a photo ID, and proof of residence is required of out-of-county customers when applying for a card.

After I apply for a card how long do I have to wait to get it?
Your library card will typically be made for you the same day that you sign up for one.

What if I lose my card?
The library card replacement fee is $1.00.

Checking Out Books and Materials

Must I have my library card with me to check out books?
No, just a photo ID.

When do I have to return the items I've checked out?
The check-out period for most materials is two (2) weeks. Videos have a seven (7) day check-out time.

How many items can I check out?
Customers are limited to ten (10) items per card.

How many videos can I check out?
Customers may check out three (3) videos.

What if I don't get the book or video returned on time?
Overdue books and materials are fined $0.10 per day per item with a maximum fine of $5.00. The fine for overdue videos is $0.50 per day with a maximum fine of $5.00. Persons with overdue items, fines, and/or damages will not be permitted to check out library materials until the amount owed is paid. No renewals will be allowed on overdue materials until fines have been paid.

What happens if a book or material I've checked out gets damaged?
Damages to library materials will be assessed in the following manner: if completely destroyed or unusable, the replacement cost will be charged. If materials are heavily damaged, one-half the replacement cost will be charged. If materials are slightly damaged, one-fourth the replacement cost, or a minimum of $2.50 will be charged.

What if I lose a book or video?
If a book is designated lost, the replacement cost will be charged.

Using the Library's Computers and Internet

Traveling through Guthrie and need internet access?

Check with us at the front desk for "guest" privileges on our desktop computers.

Do I need a library card to use the computers?
If you live in Logan County, we would like for you to have a card.

How long can I use a computer?
Computer users will be limited to one half hour per day.

Can I print from the library's computers?
Yes, the charge for prints is $0.10 cents per page.


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