Any resident of Atoka, Carter, Johnston, Love or Murray county is eligible for a free library card. Cards are issued to minors, age fourteen (14) and under, with the signature of a parent or legal guardian acknowledging responsibility for library materials checked out by the child. Non-residents are required to pay a yearly fee of $25.00.  A CRLS library card can be used at any CRLS library.  By accepting and signing a library card from the CRLS, customers accept responsibility for using all library materials and Computer/Internet services appropriately.

Loan Periods  
Books & Audio Books  2 weeks
DVDs and Videos  1 week - Limited to four (4) per individual or family
Magazines/Newspapers  1 week
Current Best Sellers may be limited to one (1) week  
Checkout Limits
25 TOTAL ITEMS including up to four (4) DVDs and/or videos per family and five (5) magazines/newspapers.
New Borrowers may have no more than two (2) items checked out at any given time for the first two (2) months.
Reciprocal Borrowing - Any patron who has a library card in the Southeastern Public Library System of Oklahoma is eligible for a reciprocal card with the Chickasaw Regional (Public Library System.
Patrons may not check out more than three (3) items on a single topic at the same time.

CRLS requests that items be returned in a timely manner.
Patrons may not check out additional materials if they have more than four (4) overdue items or have charges/fees on their account.
Patrons will be sent one (1) overdue notice within two (2) weeks after materials have become overdue.  After 56 days, the materials are considered lost and patrons will be billed.
Patrons will be fined $1.00 per item per day for overdue DVD/VHS materials.

Up to five (5) items may be placed on hold at any one time.
Interlibrary loan requests will be limited to five per month. There is a $1.50 per item fee for each ILL request which has to be filled from outside CRLS libraries.
Interlibrary loan requests should be placed at a CRLS library or a non-CRLS library, but not both.

Items, with the exception of DVDs, videos and current Best Sellers may be renewed once, either by phone, * online or in person if renewal period has not been exceeded.
*Click on the "Renew Books" button on the CRLS homepage to send an email message. Include your name and library card number.

Book Drops
For your convenience, each CRLS library has an outside book drop to return items, except for . . . DVDs, videos or audio books as they may be damaged (especially in the heat of summer).

Library materials may be returned to any CRLS library.