Post Public Library

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Your Library Card

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

Who can get a card:Post Public Library is a tax-supported public library. This means that people residing within the jurisdictional boundaries of the Post Public Library pay taxes to support the library. The Post Public Library also receives direct aid from the State of Texas. In order to receive this aid, the Post Public Library offers services to all the residents of Texas without charge. A valid Texas driver's license or ID card is required as proof of Texas residency.

How to Get Your Card:Adults wishing to register for a borrower's card must bring with them identification which bears their name and address. A phone number will also be required for contact purposes in the event of book renewals, borrowing materials from other libraries or information about material requests.
Children under the age of 17 must have a parent's signature on any initial application for a library card. The application must be completed with both the child and adult present in the  library. Children 16 and over may choose to provide their own proof of residency, or use that of their parent.

 Borrowing Eligibility: Individuals presenting valid borrower's cards issued by the Post Public Library are eligible to borrow materials from the Post Public Library when the following conditions are met:
1.  No materials that are more than one circulation period overdue on their card.
2.  No outstanding fines have accrued to their card.
3.  No materials borrowed for them from another library are overdue in any amount.
4.  Repeated and excessive over-dues may result in loss of borrowing privileges.

The library staff may not waive these regulations without the specific permission of the library director. However, the patron may request and receive a 24-hour hold on the item(s) he or she wishes to check out to allow the patron to correct the situation that has resulted in loss of eligibility to borrow.

Reserves: Patrons may reserve materials that are not immediately available for patron use, but are in the collection of the Post Public Library. When the reserved materials are available to the patron who has placed the reserve, the library will notify the patron via phone. The specific title of the material will not be stated to anyone other than the library patron who placed the reserve. 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 2 days. If additional patrons are waiting for the material, the next patron on the list will be called and notified of the availability 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. In no circumstance will the library leave more than one message regarding a hold on a specific item. Relay of the message to the appropriate person in the household, and prompt retrieval of the material, are the responsibilities of the patron.

Library Fines: Lost or damaged beyond repair materials will require a replacement charge for the item(s).  Overdue fines are $0.05 per day per item. Patrons with responsibility for material in any format which is more than 1 month overdue are also responsible for any and all collection and /or court costs incurred by the library in it efforts to secure the return of the matieral. In case of children under the age of 18, it is the parents' responsibility to pay for the lost or damaged items.