How to Get A Library Card
To obtain a library card at no charge, a person must be a taxpayer of Daviess County. Proof of identity and residency along with a driver's license number or social security number is required when an application is made.
Persons not living in Daviess County may purchase a library card at a cost of $20. An organization that does not pay library tax may obtain a card as well. The chief executive officer must sign the applications and the organization will be financially responsible for any fees or replacement charges associated with that card.
Children are permitted to apply for a library card upon entering first grade. A parent or guardian, who is a resident of Daviess County, must sign the application and assume responsibility for the materials checked out. Pre-school children may check out materials on their parent's card.
Patrons are responsible for materials checked out on their library cards and any fees or replacement charge. Lending a library card to another person is discouraged.
Patrons with overdue materials or fines are required to return them before additional items may be obtained. It is the patron's responsibility to return the materials on time.
A patron who loses library materials is required to reimburse the library for the replacement value of the items.
The library assumes no responsibility for damage resulting from the use of library materials or equipment.
The Director may consult with the proper legal authority in regard to the prosecution of a patron with overdue materials pursuant to RSMo570.200 to 570.215.
The Director may limit the number of items checked out by a patron should they repeatedly fail to return materials on a timely basis or return items in poor condition.
If a library card is lost, the library should be notified immediately. There is a $1.00 fee to replace a lost card.