Your library card must be presented to borrow library materials and access the Internet. It may be used at all Holmes County District Public Library locations. Notify the library immediately if you card is lost or stolen, or if you change your address.
How to Get a Library Card
Apply in person at the library you use most often. Fill out an Application Form.
A parent or guardian should register in person for a minor (anyone under age 18).
Adult applicants and adults who are responsible for minors must present an acceptable form of identification to verify address.
The library reserves the right not to issue a library card to anyone who cannot provide identification and to restrict the borrowing privileges of any person who has overdue materials and /or accumulated fines and charges.
Attention Library Patrons!
As of October 1, 2008 the Holmes County Libraries will NO LONGER send out notifications of ITEMS on HOLD via standard mail. We are discontinuing paper notices in response to the rising costs of printing and postage. Instead, you will be notified that your items are ready to be picked up in one of two ways:
- By email. We need to have a valid email address on file for your library card in order to use this option (if you already get your notices via email, your service will not change). Email notices are sent out automatically at the beginning of each business day.
- By phone. If we do not have an email address on file for your library card account, a staff member will call the phone number listed in your account information between the hours of 9:00am and 8:00pm. Due to the number of items placed on hold each day, we will only be able to call ONCE. We will leave a voice mail message if possible, stating that an item or items are waiting for pickup at a specific location and for how long those items will be held for pickup. No specific item information will be shared, and no other library business will be conducted as part of this process.
Overdue notices will continue to be sent via email OR regular mail if you do not have an email address on file.
Remember, you can view your holds online using the online catalog’s “My Account” features. The online catalog can be accessed through the library’s website: www.holmeslibrary.org. If you do not have computer access, you may also phone the library to inquire about the status of your items on hold.