Get a Library Card

People who live, work, or study in Boyle County may obtain a library card. People who live in a county that is a member of our consortium may obtain a card. A photo ID and proof of current address is required to receive a new or replacement card. For your protection, report a lost or stolen card immediately. You are responsible for all items charged to your card.

People who are visiting Boyle County for an extended stay and those without a permanent address may obtain a temporary library card that is valid for 30 days and is renewable. With a temporary card, patrons can check out three items the first day and have up to 10 items on their card. Contact the Library for more information.

Minors (under age 18) may receive a library card with parent or guardian signature.

You may borrow three items the first time your card is used if you have provided proof of address. If no proof of address is provided, your card will be mailed to you. Thereafter, the scheduled number of items (as shown on the loan and fine schedule located below) may be charged to your card.

Loan Schedule
Type Max Checkouts by Type Loan Periods Notes
  • PlayAways
  • Books On CD
35 - Books
10 - Audiobooks, Magazines
28 days 2 Renewals, Holdable
DVD 10 14 days 2 Renewals, Holdable
Book Kits 1 42 days No Renewals, Holdable, Adult Card Only
Library of Things
  • Ukuleles
  • History Crates
3 28 days 2 Renewals, Holdable, Adult Card Only
Interactive Media
  • Book/CD Combos
  • Wonderbooks
  • Launchpads
1 14 Days No Renewals, Holdable
Lucky Day Books 3 28 days No renewals, Not Holdable

Feeling Lucky? Extra copies of in-demand books only available on the shelves.
Puzzles 2 28 days 1 Renewal, Not Holdable
Special Items
  • Seeds
  • Paperback Books
No Limit No Limit These items aren't checked out to your account. Enjoy paperbacks at your own pace! Return them whenever you're done. Seeds are yours to keep.

Items that are checked out may be reserved online by visiting the My Account link at the top of the page.

Renewals: If an item is about to become overdue, it will be automatically renewed for an additional 28 days as long as there hasn’t been a hold placed on the item. Items will be renewed twice before a reminder notice is sent. Items can also be renewed at the My Account link, or by calling the library.

No overdue fines are being charged by the library. If items are damaged or not returned, you will be charged for replacement. Click HERE for more info about the Library going Fine Free.

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