Library Card Policy
The Galion Public Library follows a policy of issuing one library
card set (consisting of a wallet
card and matching keychain tag)
per person. Your card is issued to you, and
you are responsible for all items taken out using
your card. Each library patron needs a library card. Your library
card is your access point to the services and materials that
the library provides.
Your first card is issued to you free of charge. You can
sign up for
a library card at the main desk. You will need to show ID (something
with your name, photo, and birthdate; a driver's license is a
Children who do not have ID must be accompanied by a parent (or
legal guardian) who does have ID.
Also, if the ID
does not have your current
address, you will need to show some other item with your name and
the address, such as a piece of mail you have received or a bill
stub. If your ID shows your address, then that is all you need.
You should carry your library card with you, especially when you
might be coming to the library. You must have your library card
(the wallet card or the keychain tag: either one will do)
with you to check out items,
place requests, or access your account.
Patrons must also present their cards (or ID) for internet access.
This policy exists to protect our patrons from having their
accounts misused by others. If you have forgotten to bring your
card with you to the checkout desk, we can hold materials for you
while you retrieve it.
No one may check out items on your card except you. If another
person is to check out materials when you are not present, that
person must use his or her own card. (Exception: if you receive
Books on Wheels
service, a library employee will check out materials on your
card as part of this service. Other exceptions must be approved
by the library director.
The library director
is not always available every moment the library is open, especially
evenings and weekends, so be sure to make these arrangements
in advance. If you have special circumstances and need
someone else to check out on your card for you, you need to get
special approval in advance.)
If you lose your card and are unable to find it
again you will need
to purchase a replacement card. As of 2007, a replacement card
When purchasing a replacement card, you must show your ID again,
or a piece of mail with your name and address on it.
If important identifying information (such as your name or address)
changes at any time, you should let us know at the main desk so
that we can update your account. If your name has changed, you
will need to show ID or other documentation of your new name. If
your address has changed, please bring something with your name and
your new address, such as a piece of mail you have received or a
Your registration must be
every two years. This
means that we must verify your address, and update it as necessary.
Also, any outstanding fines and fees
to be paid up at this time. (However, you do not
need to purchase a replacement card; the card itself is still good
and can simply be