Library Policies

Your Library Card

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

Who can get a card

Anyone living within the Rainier City boundary can get a library card without charge. Persons living outside the Rainier City limits can also get a library card with a $15.00 annual card fee. This fee provides a card for you and your family members living in the same household.

How to Get Your Card

Bring in identification that shows your current address. We will ask you to fill out a library card application. If you live outside the Rainier City limits, we will charge a $15.00 card fee. Cards are issued the same day as the application is filled out and the fee paid.

Borrowing Limits

We have a limit of 10 items that can be checked out. Our check out period is two weeks and, if no one is waiting for the item to be returned, can be renewed for an additional two weeks.

Placing Holds

Since we do not, as yet, have automated circulation, our holds are written down, and the person checking in the materials will try to pull from circulation any item that is placed on hold.

Renewing Your Borrowed Items

Materials checked out can be renewed, as long as someone else is not waiting for the item to be returned. The additional check out period is two weeks. The patron can come into the library for renewal, or can call the library and renew their library materials.

Fines and Fees

People living outside the Rainier City limits will have a $15.00 annual fee charged to get a library card. This fee includes all family members living at the same address. Overdue fines are 10 cents per day, per item. Overdue fees must be paid before additional items can be checked out.

Returning Library Materials

Library materials can be returned to the library, or, if the library is not open, materials can be left in the main office on the 2nd floor.

Other Policies

The following policies govern how we use our library.


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