Piper City PLD

Your Library Card

Getting a card, renewing materials, placing holds, etc.

Who can get a card 

Piper City Public Library District

Library Card Policy 

Library cards are issued to Piper City residents free-of-charge with proper identification to prove residency.  A valid photo I.D. and one acceptable item both with your current physical Piper City address such as utility bills are acceptable.  If your photo I.D. does not show your current Piper City address, you must provide two additional acceptable items.  Piper City residents under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian, with proper identification, sign them up for a card.

Non-Resident Library Cards

The Non-Resident Library Card fee is $67.00.  Any person wishing to purchase a non-resident library card will be subject to the same acceptable identification guidelines as a Piper City resident.

The borrowing/library privileges of a library patron will be suspended for such time as the patron or any member of the patron’s household living at the patron’s address is indebted to the library as a result of damage to library property or for the failure to return any book, material or other personal property belonging to or in the custody of the library.

Borrowing Limits

Books, audio tapes/cds and music cds are loaned for two weeks and may be renewed once if they are not on a reserve list.  (Renewals may be made over the phone.) Over 30 periodicals are available for a two-week loan period.  Up to two videos or DVDs may be checked out for a one-week period per household.

There is a limit of two non-fiction books which can be checked out on the same subject.

Placing Holds

Patrons may reserve materials which are not immediately available for patron use, but are in the collection of the Piper City Public Library.  When the reserved materials are available to the patron who has placed the reserve, the library will notify the patron via phone/e-mail. If the patron is not available by phone, a message will be left.  The date of the message will be noted and the material will be held for the patron for a period of one week. If additional patrons are waiting for the material, the next patron on the list will be called and notified of the availablility of the item, and the same procedure will be followed.  If no additional patrons are waiting for the material, the material will be placed back into general circulation.  Relay of the message to the appropriate person in the household, and prompt retrieval of the material, are the responsibilities of the patron. You may order materials through our web site, by phone or let the staff know in person. 

Renewing Your Borrowed Items

Library Fines