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Your Library Card

Who can get a library card, how to apply, and how to use your library card.
  • Patron Eligibility
  • The library serves the town of Wheatland and surrounding area. Any individual may be issued a library card if they can print their full name. Youth under the age of 12 will be issued a library card with the written permission of the parent/guardian.
  • 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, violation of library policies, disturbance of other patrons, or any other illegal, disruptive, or objectional conduct on library premisees.
  • Loan Periods
  • Books and Audio books may be checked out for three weeks. Magazines, Videos and DVDs may be checked out for one week. Reference materials are for in-library use only.
  • Renewals and Reserves
  • Books and audio books can be renewed one time in person, by phone or by email.
  • DVDs, and Magazines can not be renewed.
  • Patrons may reserve books on a first come first serve basis. Books on reserve can not be renewed.
  • Fines
  • Fines for overdue materials are $.10 per business day. Maximum fine for one item is $5.00. If a patron has overdue fines totaling $10.00 or more, no materials can be checked out until the fine is paid and the materials returned.
  • Lost/Damaged Items
  • If an item is lost or damaged beyond repair, the patron will be expected to pay the replacement cost for the item. If the item is damaged, but able to be repaired, the patron will be assessed a $3.00 fee.
  • Iowa Code 702.22 provides definitions of library materials and equipment and Iowa Code 714.5 relates to the theft of library materials.
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