Fines For Overdue Materials:
Charges For Lost or Damaged Materials:
Original cost plus library processing materials & labor.
The library does not charge fines for most borrowed items. However, you are responsible for any loss of or damage to library property. Your account may be blocked if outstanding items are not paid or returned. You are responsible for items on your child’s account. Late Chromebooks and mobile hotspots will be remotely disabled. The library offers email and telephone reminders after 7 & 14 days from the due date. Written notices are sent at 45 days. After 45 days, accounts owing $25 or more may be referred to Unique Management Services, a collections agency. If your account is not settled in 120 days, you may be credit reported. You will be assessed any incurred charges such as fees or postage.
Keep your account current by logging on through our webpage portal using your library card number and the phone number we have on file.
THERE IS NO FOOD, DRINK, SMOKING (INCLUDING E-CIGARETTES), OR CELL/INTERNET PHONE USE IN THE LIBRARY. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY, AS THESE POLICIES ARE NOT NEGOTIABLE.
Policy: Library borrowing privileges are available at no charge to residents of Brewster County. Nonresident cards valid for six months may be issued for a fee determined by the Executive Director. Identification and verification of local mailing address are required to obtain a library card. Library cards are nontransferable. Each member of a family must have his or her own library card. Cards are not mailed and must be picked up in person by the cardholder. Texas residents may present a valid TexShare borrower card to gain APL membership and borrow materials for free.
Identification: Identification may be established with a current driver’s license, a school identification card, or other valid picture identification issued by a governmental agency. If no valid picture identification is available, the Executive Director or an employee designated by the Executive Director may accept other reasonable forms of identification to establish identity.
Residence: Residence will be verified by a current driver’s license; valid picture identification issued by a governmental agency; a personalized, printed check; a current utility bill; a tax receipt; a voter registration card; or other items approved by the Executive Director or an employee designated by the Executive Director.