Library Card Policy

Library Card Policy



The Library District shall maintain free library service to anyone who resides in, or who owns, rents, or leases property within the library district. Any qualified person who agrees to comply with all the rules and regulations, to pay all fees, to make good any loss or injury to library materials, and to give immediate notice of any change of address, shall be entitled to library privileges.


A full access library card will be issued to all patrons, unless a parent/guardian requests a limited access card for his/her child. A limited access card restricts borrowing privileges to the juvenile collections.

Only registered library card holders may check out materials. Card holders, 18 years or older, are responsible for all materials checked out on their library card. Parents/guardians of children under 18 years of age are responsible for all materials checked out on their children’s cards.


Patrons may pre-register for a library card online.  A temporary barcode will be assigned allowing patrons to access online resources and place holds.  Temporary barcodes must be updated to full access library cards by showing valid proof of residency within 30 days.


Patrons are requested to report lost or stolen library cards immediately. The fee for replacement of a lost or stolen card is $1.00. Proper identification is required.

Library cards are scheduled for renewal every three years. Proper identification is required.

Library cards found inactive after three years are automatically removed from the patron file two years after the expiration date. Patrons can re-register using proper identification.

Adopted December 18, 1991 by the Board of Trustees of the Middle Country Public Library.
Revised October 20, 2004, March 19, 2008, September 21, 2011, February 16, 2022.

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