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Henderson County residents and those who work, own property, or attend school in the county can acquire a library card at no charge. Applicants must appear in person at one of the library branches and present proper identification, a picture ID with a current address. A parent or Guardian must be present for a child under 14 to be issued a card. Replacement fee for a lost card is $2. A non-resident may purchase a card for $20 per year.
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Check Out Policies

You must bring in your library card in order to check out items. If you do not have your library card we will make an exception and accept a valid picture ID, such as your driver’s license. However, alternative IDs will not be routinely accepted. Library cards are required to conduct library transactions. If you have lost your card you will be expected to apply for a replacement.

Library cards stored on smartphones are accepted, but you may be asked to provide additional account information. Your identification is necessary to prevent any unauthorized use of your account. This is especially important since we use a debt collect service to recover items and fees (more information). If picking up items for a family member you must bring in
their card.

Items checked out can be returned to any of the branches in the Henderson County Library system. Reserves can be placed on all items (except magazines).

Check Out Limits

Loan Period
New Books 7 per card 2 weeks
Books 75 per card 3 weeks
DVDs 7 per card 1 week
Music CDs 10 per card 3 weeks
Audio Books 7 per card 3 weeks
Magazines 5 per card 1 week
same title 2 per card  
Total Count 75 items per card
All items may be renewed once provided that they have not been requested by another patron.

Overdue Fines (effective July 1, 2011)
Patrons must pay replacement costs for items damaged beyond use.  The library mails up to
two notices when items are overdue. Accounts with unpaid fines exceeding $25 will be sent to
collection agency (more information) if not settled within 25 days of the final notice.
When fines and fees exceed $25 borrowing privileges are also suspended.

Fine Limit
Adult Books 10 cents $5 per book
Children's Books 10 cents $2 per book
Music CDs 10 cents $5 per item
Audio Books 10 cents $5 per item
Paperbacks 10 cents $2 per book
Magazines 10 cents $2 per item
DVDs $1.00 $10 per item
Interlibrary Loans 50 cents $10 per item
Playaway View $1.00 $10 per item
LeapPad Explorer $1.00 $10 per item
*The Playaway View and LeapPad Explorer can NOT be returned in any exterior book drop. Doing so will result in a $10 fine.

Lost or Damaged Items
If books or other materials are lost or damaged enough to be withdrawn from the collection, the patron is asked to pay replacement costs to the library. Damaged items, when paid for, may be retained by the patron. If within six months of paying for a lost item the patron finds it a refund can be made minus the maximum overdue fine.

Replacement Fees for the Playaway Views are $120.00 plus a $10.00 processing fee [Playaway: $95, Cover: $10, Power adapter: $15].

Replacement Fees for the LeapPad Explorer are $200.0 [LeapPad: $125, Carrying Case: $20, Game Cartridge: $25, Tethered Stylus: $10, Processing Fee: $20].

Lost or damaged items must be paid for or replaced in kind within 25 days of the final notice otherwise the account will be sent to a
collection agency (more information).