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.
- Standard library cards are issued, free-of-charge, to individuals who live, work, attend school or college, or own property in Lauderdale or Colbert County.
- Standard cards are also issued to children under the age of sixteen, whose parents or legal guardians qualify for a free library card using the above criteria.
- If you do not meet the above criteria due to your area of residence, you may receive an Out-of-Region Borrower's card which will then become valid for twelve months from the date of issue.
- To obtain a library card, come to the Circulation desk on the first floor of the library and fill out an application. Present a valid photo ID (driver's license, non-driver's ID, student ID, employee ID, passport, etc.) as proof of identity. If you are under 16 years of age you must be accompanied by an adult who is willing to be responsible for your card.
- Library cards are issued at the time of application. You may check out 3 items at the time you receive your card. When you have returned those items, you will be subject to no check-out limits other than those imposed on any other borrower.
- In signing for a library card, you will be accepting responsibility for any items checked out on that card. It is the borrower's responsibility to report the loss or theft of his card to library staff as soon as possible, in order to prevent unauthorized use of that card. If a borrower loses his card or damages it beyond use, he may obtain a new one at a charge of $2.00.
- Homebound and Educational Accounts may be set up at the discretion of the Circulation Supervisor.
All library patron information is confidential in accordance with the Code of Alabama 41-8-10.