Library Cards Policy

In order to borrow books and other items from the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library, you must have a valid and current library card, in good standing and issued by our library.

A library card allows you to check out books and other materials as well as access the public computers.

To get a library card, fill out an application at the Circulation desk on the first floor and present valid photo ID. If you are under 16 years old, you must be accompanied by an adult who is willing to be responsible for your card.

Library cards are free of charge. Patrons in Lauderdale or Colbert county will be issued standard library cards, while patrons outside that area will receive out-of-region cards. There is no additional charge for an out-of-region card, but it must be renewed twelve months from the date of issue. Other types of cards, including those for homebound patron accounts and educational accounts, may be set up at the discretion of the Circulation Supervisor.

You will receive your library card immediately after filling out your application. The first time you use your library card, you may check out up to 5 items, including up to 5 DVDs per household. After those items are returned, standard check-out limits apply (up to 5 DVDs per household; no limit on books).

In signing for a library card, you accept responsibility for any items checked out on that card. It is your responsibility to report the loss or theft of your card to library staff as soon as possible, in order to prevent unauthorized use of that card. If you lose your card or damage it beyond use, you can get a replacement for $1.

All library patron information is confidential in accordance with the Code of Alabama 41-8-10.