Using the Library

What the library can do for you

How to Apply for a Library Card

There are two ways to register for a card.  You may complete an online library card application and a confirmation postcard will be mailed to you. If you apply online, please bring your postcard along with an approved form of identification (listed below) to any branch to receive a library card.

You may also register in the library using a valid form of identification and a postcard will be mailed to verify your current address. You may check out 2 items at a time until the postcard is received and shown to one of our staff members.

The following list of identification methods are considered acceptable for opening an account with the library:

  • Consular Registration
  • Driver’s License issued by a U.S. state or territory
  • Employment Authorization Document Card/Work Permit
  • International Driver’s License/International Driver’s Permit
  • Passport
  • Permanent Resident Card/Green Card
  • Photo ID issued by a U.S. State or territory
  • U.S. Military ID
  • U.S. Visa

Individuals who cannot produce at least one of the above forms of ID are ineligible to apply for an account with the Logan County Public Library. These individuals are free to use library resources and spaces that do not require a library card.

A parent or guardian with valid identification must sign for applicants under the age of 18.

Existing Card Holders

To replace a lost or damaged card, bring a valid form of identification to any branch and a new card will be issued to you for a $1.  To report a stolen card, please contact us as soon as possible.

Check Out Lengths

  • Books, Audiobooks and Non Fiction DVDs: 14 days
  • Fiction DVDs: 7 days

Fines

We are a late fee free library!

Please note: this does not extend to lost or damaged items. Give us a call if you know you won’t be able to bring an item back on time so you don’t get charged a lost item fee.

Renewals

  • From your online account.
  • Over the telephone at (270) 726-6129; if we are closed, leave a message and we will renew your materials.
  • In person at any library location.

Number of Renewals:

  • Books, Audiobooks and Non Fiction DVDs: 2 times
  • 7-day DVDs: 1 time

Meeting Rooms

The Logan County Public Library maintains two meeting rooms for programming and events. When they are not being used for library business, they are available for group and organization meetings.

Reserve a meeting room.

Book Requests

If you want an item that we don’t have, don’t fret! We can probably get it for you.

If the item is less than a year old, head over to the book requests page to have us buy it for our collection.

If the item came out more than a year ago, you can place an interlibrary loan request to borrow the item from another library.

Computers and WiFi

Use the library computers for free to access the internet, build spreadsheets, use library databases, and more.  Free Wi-FI is also available at all branches for your personal devices.

Can I save my work?

Please bring a USB drive to save your work. Anything saved to the computers will be lost when the computer shuts down.

Do I need a library card to use the computer?

Yes! You must have a valid library card.  Visitor passes are available to those who do not reside within the county.

You don’t need a card to use our Wi-Fi on your own device.

How long can I use a computer?

Computer access is offered on a first come, first served basis and may be limited to 30 minutes if others are waiting.  If no one is waiting for a computer, you can use it until another patron requests access.

Headphones

You are responsible for providing your own headset to use with our computers. You can purchase ear buds from the library for $1.00.

Getting Computer Help

We do our best to help you with computers as time permits, but cannot always offer personal instruction. Free one-on-one computer assistance classes are scheduled twice a month to answer questions and help you figure out your devices. They are first come, first served, so check out our online calendar to see if there is one that fits your schedule. If not, give us a call and tell us when works best for you and we will do our best to plan one then the next month.

Copies

  • Letter sheet: 15 cents per page
  • Legal sheet: 20 cents per page
  • 11×17 sheet: 25 cents per page
  • Double sided: add 5 cents

All copies are black and white.

Notary

Notary service is available during all library hours at no charge.  You must be present with a photo I.D. in order for the document to be notarized.  Please do not sign the document until the notary is present.

Faxing

Faxes sent from the library cost:

  • US, Canada and Mexico: $1.00 per page
  • Britain: $2 per page
  • Germany: $2 per page
  • Japan: $3 per page

Cover pages are available upon request.

Homebound Services

If you are unable to visit the library due to illness or physical disability, any books, audiobooks, or DVDs can be delivered to you in our library van.  Contact Beverley Terry at 270-726-6129 or email beverley@loganlibrary.org

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