How do I get a card?

How do I get a Library Card?

Library cards are generally issued to children as they finish Kindergarten, however, if a parent wants his/her child to have a library card sooner, they need only to come in a fill out an application. A parent/guardian must complete and sign the application, accepting responsibility for the minor child. There is a limit of five (5) books issued on a child's card, with not more than two books on any one subject.

Adults (18 years and older) are issued a Library Card with proof of residence in Garwood (valid driver's license, lease, or deed). There is a limit of 15 items per an adult card, with a limit of not more than two books on any one subject.

YOUR LIBRARY CARD MUST BE PRESENTED FOR ANY BORROWING TRANSACTION.  YOU MAY NOT LEND YOUR CARD TO ANOTHER PERSON. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL MATERIALS CHECKED OUT UNDER YOUR LIBRARY CARD NUMBER.

  • First card is free. $2.00 charge assessed for first replacement, with an additional $2.00 for each occurrence thereafter.
  • Damaged Cards: If your card becomes damaged beyond use, you may bring it to the Circulation Desk for replacement without charge.
  • Renewals: Library cards are issued for a period of one year. Bring your card to the Circ Desk for an update. Renewals are free.
     

Non-Resident Cards: A patron registered in a M.U.R.A.L. reciprocal borrowing library wishing to borrow from the Garwood Library, will be registered as a Non-Resident, subject to all the rules and regulations applicable. Non-resident's must be in good standings at their home library with no acrued fines.