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Your Library Card

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

All residents of Chickasaw County are eligible for a library card from the Upham Memorial Library.

To receive an electronic library card, the requesting person must show identification, and proof of residency. No actual card is issued, the information is kept at the check out desk computer and all information is confidential.

Children under 18 must have their parents signature. Each family member is asked to have a card.

Each card is free of charge.

Card holders are responsible for the condition of the checked out piece of material(s). If the material(s) is lost or damaged, the borrowing patron must pay for the replacement of that item. Parents or legal guardians are responsible for all materials checked out to their children.

DVD fines are one dollar per day from the due date. There is limit of 10 checked out items per card.

New families are limited to a total of three items per family for the first three months on issuance of a library card.

We protect each library user's right to privacy and confidentiality. You can be assured that the questions you ask, the books you borrow, the topics you search and your personal information the library keeps for registration is never shared with anyone (unless ordered by a court).

Library card application

Check out time limits
Books, magazines, audio books and magazines are checked out for two weeks and they may be renewed twice.  Materials must be returned before the library closes on the due date.  If they not returned prior to closing, a fine will accrue.

All materials, except videos, may be reserved under your library card number.

DVD and videos are checked out for two days and may be renewed once.

All Interlibrary Loan (ILL) materials are subject to the lending library's due date, which will be noted in the borrowed materials.

Interlibrary Loans (ILL), SILO and Open Access

Patrons may borrow materials from other libraries. All requests will be handled in a timely manner.

Interlibrary Loans is the ability to borrow requested items for other libraries.

SILO is a card catalog for all participating libraries within the state of Iowa.  Patrons may access this database to gain information on books, videos, audio books, and magazines.

Open Access is a state program that allows patrons from one participating library to check out materials from another participating library. This service is free of charge and the patron must show a library card from their library with a open access sticker. Patrons from other communities may be required to obtain a library card from the library.