Library Use Guidelines

Getting a library card

Sign up online at home or in one of our open library locations.

Show your picture ID at any service desk. If your ID does not include your current Nevada address, please bring proof of address. Proof of address should have your name and address on it.

If you only want to use computer services, a Computer Use card will be issued, which will allow you to sign on to the public computers, but not check out materials.

Please bring your library card when you visit the library

Due to legal limits on the information in our records, it can be difficult to identify you without the card in hand.

You may not be able to check out materials or use some services without your card.

Library cards for children

Parents or legal guardians must agree to financial responsibility for the library accounts of children under age 18. You are required to have a library card of your own in good standing in order to register a child.

You must designate full Internet access, filtered access, or no Internet access in the library for your child.

Child and responsible adult must be present to register for a library card.

PLEASE NOTE: Children 10 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


When you register for your library card, you will set up your own password. Don’t forget it.

Use your password to access the library’s online services, as well as the public computers in the library.

If you forget your password, please ask library staff to reset it for you. To accurately identify you, staff may ask for your library card and your ID.

You may also reset your password online.

Your online account

Access your online account at

Log in with your 14-digit library card number and password.

See what you have checked out, renew your items, request materials, pay fines and charges, see your past reading record, and much more!

Email notices

Please give us your email address to receive library notices by email. This provides extra service for you, including courtesy reminders about items that will be due in three days.

Email notices will include specific information about materials that are held for you, or materials that are overdue.

Your email information will remain confidential.

Rules for using the library

  • Have your card available when you visit or call the library.
  • Keep your contact information up to date, so that you receive notices in a timely manner.
  • You are responsible for materials and charges on your library account.
  • You may have 35 items checked out on your account at one time.
  • Most materials are lent for a three week period.
    Exceptions: DVDs, one week, 12 items per card.
    Exam study guides, one week, 7 items per card.
    Art prints – 6 weeks, 1 item per family.
  • You are responsible for returning or renewing items on time, whether or not you receive email courtesy notices.
  • You may renew items for five additional loan periods if they have not been requested by other patrons.
  • You may renew items online, by phone, by email, or in person.
  • If materials are not returned or renewed on time, fees are charged for this extended use.
    Adult materials: 20 cents per day per item up to a limit of $2.00 per item.
    Children’s and Young Adult materials: 10 cents per day per item up to a limit of $2.00 per item
  • When there are charges of more than $6.00 on your account, you will not be able to check out materials until you have reduced the amount to $6.00 or less.

If you lose your library card

A replacement card costs $1.00.

Report it to the library IMMEDIATELY. If someone else uses your card, YOU are responsible for all materials and transactions prior to your report of the loss.

When materials are not returned

When items are one month overdue, you will receive a bill for the replacement costs of the materials.

Two weeks after billing, accounts with charges for unreturned items may be referred to our collections service, Unique National Collections, for additional follow-up. This service will incur an additional $10 fee on your account.

Payment must be made for unreturned items, rather than replacement with like materials, due to processing needs.