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How do I obtain a library card?

    To obtain a library card, a borrower must complete an application form and present it to the clerk at the front desk.  Additionally, the borrower must present picture ID and proof of address such as a driver’s license, a current water or electric bill, or insurance cards, etc.

How old must I be to obtain a library card?

    Children ages 5 – 16 must have a parent or guardian sign for them when applying for a card.

How much does it cost?

   The initial card for Gibbs Memorial Library is free of charge.  A $1.00 fee is charged to replace a lost, stolen or destroyed card.

What am I responsible for?

    The card holder is responsible for all materials checked out on his or her card and for all charges incurred by use of the card.  Lost or stolen cards should be reported immediately to minimize liability.

Does my card expire?

    No, you keep the same card indefinitely. Accounts are renewed annually by verifying the address on record and paying any fines accumulated.

How much can I check out?

At any time, each card may have checked out fifteen (15) items, with category limits of:

  • 6 nonfiction
  • 8 media items
  • 4 audiobooks
  • 4 DVDs per household

New members (first 3 months) are limited to five items at a time.   

 Can I access the library’s catalog from home?

   Yes.  Click here for the online catalog.  Logging in (top right of screen) allows you to  place reserves, renew your books and make purchase recommendations.

  To login you will need your entire library card number and nine digit phone number.

Loan Periods

What are the loan periods for materials?

Books & Audio CDS……3 weeks 

DVDs & Magazines ……3 days            

Checkout receipt lists items and due dates.



Can you save an item for me when it is returned?

    Yes, borrowers may place a hold/reserve on any circulating item that is currently checked out. The borrower will be notified by phone, mail, e-mail or text when the book comes in and will have one week from notification date to pick up the item.    

    Reserves may be placed in person or online.

Late, Lost or Damaged Books

What are the fine rates?

Borrowing library books, DVDs, etc. is free, but when items are returned past due, late fees are charged:

Books & Magazines 10¢ / day

DVDs & Audio CDs  $1 / day

Fines are capped at $15.00.

What if I lose or damage an item that I have checked out?

You must pay for replacement as follows:

Adult Books                    $ 15.00

Children's Books............$ 10.00

Magazine                        $  5.00

DVD ...............................$ 15.00

Audios                            $ 8.00 per CD

Mediabags......................$ 20.00


All library materials may be renewed twice except for best sellers and items on reserve.

Materials MAY be renewed over the phone (254-562-3231) and online.


A big blue book drop is located at the back of the building. 

Internet access

Use of public access computer stations is free and access is available for all library card holders; card holders under age 17 may use it with parental permission.

Free Wifi login information is posted throughout the building.