St. Elmo Public Library District

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Your Library Card

Getting a card, renewing materials, placing holds, etc.

Who can get a card
Any resident of the St. Elmo Public Library District may have a library card at no cost. The cards are valid for 3 years and then may be renewed. Proof of residency is required.
Lost cards may be replaced at a cost of $10.00.
Also, any person who owns property in the St. Elmo Public Library District may have a library card at no cost.

Non-residence fees
Non-residence fees are based on real estate taxes or rent receipt if a renter.  Proof of residence in an unserved area is required plus a tax bill or rent receipt.

How to Get Your Card
Come to any of the three libraries in the district and present proof of residency in the district. The librarian will issue you a library card. Proof of residency may be a bill and driver's license or other photo I.D. A tax bill that shows property taxes being paid to the St. Elmo Public Library District is the easiest way to prove residency.

Borrowing Limits
The borrowing limit on best sellers is 2 books. Otherwise, there is a limit of 5 books. Books are borrowed for 2 weeks, magazines are borrowed for 1 week, and movies are borrowed for 1 week.
The library user cannot check out materials if there are overdue charges on their library card.

Placing Holds
Holds may be placed at the library or online. The librarians will notify you when
the hold item is available. Ebook holds may be placed at

Renewing Your Borrowed Items
Most items may be renewed at least one time.

Library Fines
Fines are $.25 a day for best sellers and new DVDs and $.15 a day for all other materials.