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How can I get a library card?

If you live within the Ennis City limits:

The City of Ennis boundary is defined as the city limits of the city (generally speaking this means you have City of Ennis water).

 

  1. Bring a driver's license with your current address on it to the library (bulk and personal mail are not acceptable).
    • If you do not have a driver's license or do not have a driver's license with your current address on it, you may substitute a bill (e.g. water, doctor, etc.), or a bank check with your current address on it.
  2. Fill out a registration form at the circulation desk at the library.
     
  3. Those under 18 years of age must have a parent fill out the registration form at the library. (Forms are not mailed out, sent home, or faxed. They must be filled out at the library.)
    • Exception to the rule: If one is married, they are considered an adult and may sign up for a library card themselves.
  4. Cards are free for all members of a family.*
    *NOTE: At least one adult in a family must have a card before a child may have a card.
     
  5. At the time application is made for a new borrower's card, the applicant(s) may check out two items per household.


If you live outside the Ennis City limits:

The City of Ennis boundary is defined as the city limits of the city (generally speaking this means you have City of Ennis water). Those who live outside the city limits of Ennis fall into this category.

 

  1. Bring a driver's license with your current address on it to the library (bulk and personal mail are not acceptable).
    • If you do not have a driver's license or do not have a driver's license with your current address on it, you may substitute a bill (e.g. water, doctor, etc.), or a bank check with your current address on it.
  2. Fill out a registration form at the circulation desk at the library.
     
  3. Those under 18 years of age must have a parent fill out the registration form at the library. (Forms are not mailed out, sent home, or faxed. They must be filled out at the library.)
    • Exception to the rule: If one is married, they are considered an adult and may sign up for a library card themselves.
  4. Cost for cards:
    First Adult: $20.00
    Additional cards: No Fee
    *NOTE: An adult in a family must have a card before a child may have a card.
     
  5. At the time application is made for a new borrower's card, the applicant(s) may check out two items per household. 
How long may I keep the materials?
  • Books and audiobooks circulate for 2 weeks.
  • Magazines and videos circulate for 1 week.

 

What are the late charges?

Materials become overdue at the opening of the library the day following the due date on the item. City Ordinance 85-12-3 makes the taking or failing to return library materials a criminal offense and provides for a penalty.

Overdue Charges
Books (other than Interlibrary loan) $0.25 per day, per item
Interlibrary loan items $1.00 per day, per item
Magazines $0.25 per day, per item
Audiobooks $0.25 per day, per item
Videos $0.25 per day, per item