Newcomers to the community who may not have taken the time during the hectic summer months to get a library card may be interested in doing so at this time. Students back in school, who may not have had a library card in the past, may need one so that they can conduct research or other school work.
This is the time of the year when we try to update residents on library policies so that they can be comfortable using library services and make the best use of the materials and resources that we have available for them.
Schuyler and Colfax County residents who would like to obtain a library card can come into the library during our open hours with a current ID and documentation showing a name and address. A Driver’s License is ideal, but acceptable documents for residents without an updated license include: personal check, current telephone, gas, electric or cable bill, or mail with a current postmark. Parents need to register students under 16 years of age.
Because the library complies with the Children’s Internet Protection Act, and thus qualifies for Federal Discounts on Technology fees, any student under 17 years of age wanting to access the internet needs to have on file with us, a permission slip personally signed by them and a parent. Parents and students must read and acknowledge that they have read the library’s computer/internet acceptable use policy.
At the time that a patron registers for a library card, we will provide them with a brochure that provides rules and expectations and also lists resources and services available from our library.
Library staff is always ready and willing to answer patron questions, to assist with research, to suggest books of interest, and we welcome suggestions and ideas for additional or improved services.