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Vernon District Public Library

Your Library Card

Getting a card, services, borrowing limits, renewing materials, placing holds, fines, etc.

Who can get a card 

  • Anyone! The VDPL does not restrict access based on residency. 

How to Get Your Card  

  • Please present a Drivers License OR ID with your current permanent address at the circulation desk and fill out a Library Card Application form.

Services — your library card gives you access to:

  • Books
  • Audiobooks
  • Magazines
  • DVDs
  • Laptops
  • Launch Pads - educational tablets for kids!
  • Electronic resources like eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines
  • Public Computers
  • Wifi
  • Local History and Genealogy Center
  • Print, Copy, Fax, Scan
  • Lamination
  • Inter-Library Loan — borrow materials from libraries statewide for free!

Borrowing Limits

  • Books and audiobooks check out for 2 weeks at a time and may be renewed a maximum of 2 times. Books from the genealogical collection may be checked out for 2 weeks and renewed once. DVDs check out for 1 week and may be renewed once. Laptops and children's Launch Pads check out for 1 week and may be renewed once. 
  • "New" materials which have been added to the collection within the last 3 months have slightly different borrowing limits. "New" books and audiobooks may be checked out for 2 weeks and renewed once. "New" DVDs check out for 1 week and may not be renewed.

Placing Holds

  • A book may be put on reserve only after it has been cataloged in the library system.
  • You may reserve books yourself using your patron login or by phoning the library.

Renewing Your Borrowed Items

  • Items may be renewed by calling the library or using your patron login.

Library Fines

  • Books and audiobooks have a late fine of .05 per day. Late fines for DVD's are $1.00 a day. Overdue laptops and launch pads have a $10.00 per day late fine.
  • If a book is lost or damaged, the patron may be charged replacement cost, late fines, and other charges related to the incident.
  • Outstanding fines and lost materials will result in a suspension of the patron account until all debts with the library have been settled.