Waller County Library System

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Your Library Card

Getting a card, renewing materials, placing holds, etc.

How to get your card

All borrowers must be registered and have a valid Waller County Library Systems card to borrow library materials. In order to qualify for a patron card you must be a resident of Waller County, own property in Waller County or be employed in Waller County. Both photo identification and proof of address is required.

Acceptable forms of ID:
• Texas driver's license
• Student ID
• Mexican Consulate ID
• Military ID.
Acceptable forms as proof of address:
• Utility bill
• Rent/ lease agreement
• Bank statement
• Voter registration card
• Auto insurance
• Additional forms as proof of address will be approved on case by case basis.

Who can get a card

Applicants under 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian give their consent on the application form before a new card can be issued. By signing the child's application, the parent or guardian is indicating that they will be responsible for all materials checked out on the child's library card. Please note that children can only borrow library books.

If a patron loses his/her library card, he/she should notify the library as soon as possible and request a replacement. There is a $2.00 fee for a replacement card.

Borrowing Limits

First checkout will be one book per child card and 1 book and one DVD per adult card.

After all items are returned on time and in good condition, then children may checkout five books per child's card, and an adult may checkout eight (8) books and three (3) DVD per adult card.

Kids under the age of 17 are not able to check out movies.

Adult card holders have to be present to check out items on their personal card.

All adults are expected to bring their library card/photo ID with them if they intend to check out items.

All children are expected to bring their library card or have parent or guardian present library card or ID to check out items.

Placing Holds and Renewing Your Borrowed Items

Item Holds Renewal policy
Book 3 days after Patron is notified Twice if not on hold
Books on CD 3 days after Patron is notified Twice if not on hold
Magazines 3 days after Patron is notified Twice if not on hold
DVD 3 days after Patron is notified Once if not on hold

Books that have been renewed twice or movies that have been renewed once over the phone, must be brought into the library before it can be renewed again.

Library Fines

Item Late Fee
Book .10c per day
Books on CD .10c per day
Magazines .10c per day
DVD .50c per day

When fines exceed $3.00 per cardholder, Patron privileges are suspended.

The charge for lost or badly damaged material is the replacement cost plus a non-refundable $5.00 processing fee per item. Refunds will not be made on lost items after 30 days.

When fines exceed $3.00 per cardholder, a dvd is 7 business days late or a book is 14 business days late, ALL patron privileges are suspended. The suspension includes the check out of books, dvd's, AND computers. Patron is suspended until fines are paid and material is returned in good condition or paid for.