Library Procedures
Applying for a Library Card

All city of White House residents are eligible for a library card at no cost.  To apply, simply present proof of your identity and current address at the Circulation Desk.  Children under the age of 17 must be present when their parents sign for them.

Parents are responsible for anything their child checks out, fines, damages, and lost items and as such are expected to monitor their children's activities.


Those that live outside of the city limits may obtain a library card at a cost of $10 for adults and $5 for those under 17. If children live outside the city but still attend school in White House, they may obtain a card for free. Those that work for the city, own property in the city, or work for a school in the city may also obtain a card for free.


Individuals that live outside the state may obtain a temporary card at a cost of $15 dollars for three months or $25 for six months. A valid ID still must be presented to apply.

 

Lending Library

The White House Public Library functions as a free lending library of these materials:

  • Books and audio books
  • Large print books
  • Movies
  • Music CDs
  • Plush sets 2 per family
  • Kindles, Samsung Tablets and Hotspots
  • Board games, puzzles and video games

Most items can be renewed at anytime on our website or by phone during regular library hours. If an Item is on hold it cannot be renewed. To renew online click on the link below, the number on the back of your library card is your username, the last four digits of your primary phone number is the password:

http://srpl-servers.org:8080/?config=whitehouseinn#section=myaccount

 

              ITEM                  LOAN PERIOD       LATE FEE PER DAY RENEWAL PERIOD

Books

(including plush sets)

14 Days $0.10

14 Days

(can be renewed twice)

Audiobooks, Music Cds

(limit 5 per card)

14 Days $0.10

14 Days

(can be renewed twice)

Magazines

(limit 5 per card)

14 Days $0.10

14 Days

(can be renewed twice)

DVDs

(limit 5 per household)

7 Days $1.00

7 Days

(can be renewed twice)

Technology Devices

(1 technology device

and 1 hotspot per card)

14 Days

              $1.00

     Hotspots $3.00

14 Days

(can be renewed once)

Board Games and Puzzles

(limit 2 per card)

14 Days $0.10

14 Days

(can be renewed twice)

Video Games

(limit 2 per card)

14 Days $0.50

14 Days

(can be renewed twice)

 

 

 

Book Drop and Late Fees

For your convenience, a book drop is available at the side entrance of the Library for book and audio book returns after hours. However plush sets must be returned to the circulation desk.  In addition, all late materials should be returned to the circulation desk.  Uncollected late fees will be assessed to the patron's account and must be paid before additional materials may be checked out.