How to obtain a library card
Who can get a library card, how to apply, and how to use your library card.
Who May Use the Library
A. The library will serve all residents of the community and the public library system area. Service will not be denied or abridged because of religious, racial, social, economic, or political status; or because of mental, emotional, or physical condition; age; or sexual orientation.
B. The use of the library may be denied for due cause. Such cause may be failure to return library materials or to pay penalties, destruction of library property, disturbance of other patrons, or any other illegal, disruptive, or objectionable conduct on library premises.
How to Get a Drake Library Card
Patrons over the age 18 may get a library card by presenting proof of address and filling out a patron form. Out of state patrons must pay an annual user fee of 20 dollars for a library card. Children under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present to sign up for a library card. Replacement cards cost five dollars.
DRAKE PUBLIC LIBRARY
» You must have a valid library card on file in order to borrow materials. Please present library cards when checking out materials. Patrons receiving a new library card will be limited to two items checked out for the first two weeks after their card is issued.
» Any fines incurred on the card need to be below three dollars in order to check out materials.
» Books and audio boooks check out for 2 weeks.
» Magazines check out for 2 weeks with the exception of current issues, which check out for three days.
» Reference materials are not available for check out.
» DVDs may be checked out for two weeks. A total of 6 DVDs per household is allowed at one time. Fines are 10 cents a day.
» No automatic renewals.
» No renewals on books with a reserve list.
» Books can be renewed twice, over the phone or in person. Books are renewed for 2 weeks each time. Patrons may request an extension at time of checkout to accommodate vacations, etc.
» 10 cents per day per item.
» If material is lost or irreparably damaged, you must pay the full retail price for the item and a processing fee. For lost and paid for items, the patron will have 30 days in which to receive a refund if the item is found and returned to the library. If the item is found and returned after 30 days, no refund will be given.
» Patrons will be notified by letter when an item is 3 weeks and 6 weeks overdue. If the material remains overdue after 8 weeks, the patron is billed for the replacement value of the item and accessed a processing fee for each item. If the item is still not returned or paid for, the matter will be found in violation of Iowa State Code 714.5 and the matter will be turned over to a collection agency. The library may also contact local law enforcement officials to assist in recovery of materials.
» Do not loan your library card or materials to someone else or use someone else’s card or materials. Patrons are responsible for all items checked out on their card number.
» It is the patron’s responsibility to take care of the items borrowed. Materials should be returned in the same state they were in at the time of checkout. If an item being checked out has been damaged, it should be shown to the librarian so that the condition can be noted and repaired upon return.
» The library is designed to be an informational center and a place where one can study undisturbed. Food is prohibited in the library. All drinks must have a recloseable lid. The director may give permission for special refreshments in the Iowa Room.
» The library can request items from other libraries via the interlibrary loan program. The library charges $2.50 per request to offset postage rates.
» If the library is closed you may return books in the book deposit outside the library.
» Photocopying and faxing services are available at a reasonable rate. Ask or call for more information.