Putnam County Public Library

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How to get a Library Card
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  • Library cards will be issued to residents of Putnam County. All family members, including spouses and other residents under 18, may obtain a library card. Under the age of 18 will need a parents signature.
  • To obtain a library card at no charge, a person must be a resident of Putnam County and provide proof of identification and proof of current address.
  • Effective January 1, 2002, library cards will be issued to non-residents of Putnam County at an annual cost of $10.00 per family member.
  • Patrons must notify the library immediately of any changes in name, address, and phone number.
  • Patrons are responsible for ALL materials checked out on their library cards and any fees or replacement charges.
  • Any business or organization within Putnam County may apply for a library card. The Chief Executive Officer must sign the application and the organization will be financially responsible for any fees and replacement charges associated with that card.
  • Patrons with overdue materials may be required to return them before additional materials are checked out; this includes using the Public Access computers in the library. An attempt will be made to notify the patron when an item is overdue, but it is the patron’s responsibility to return the materials on time. (See Lending and Overdue Policies for further information.)
  • A patron who loses library materials will be required to reimburse the library for the replacement value of the item or purchase an approved replacement copy and donate it to the library.
  • Refunds will be made if the patron finds the lost item within 30 days Of the reimbursements. Patron must have a library issued receipt to receive a refund. The lost item must be in satisfactory condition when returned.
  • New patrons will be on a probationary period of 90 days with a limit of five children items and five adult items checked out at any one time. At the end of 90 days, the patron will be allowed to check out an unrestricted number of items.
  • Failure to comply with these policies or attempts to circumvent the policies will result in the loss or denial of library privileges.
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