Library Policies

Library Cards

Library cards are issued free to all households within the city limits of Springfield. Non-residents may obtain a library card by paying a yearly fee of $35.00 per household. Free with your Springfield Library card is the NebrasKard, which may be used at participating libraries across the state. Stop by or contact the library for more information.

Checkout Times, Renewals & Fines

Books, audios, magazines, and music CD’s may be checked out for for two weeks. A $.10 per day fee is charged for overdue materials with a $5.00 limit.

Videos may be checked out for two days with a limit of three videos per household. A $1.00 per day fee is charged for each overdue video.

Books may be renewed for an additional two weeks, unless a hold has been placed on a checked out title. Renewals can be made by phone, in person, or online through the library’s website. Access to patron’s account are available by logging into the library’s online catalog.

Damage or lost materials will be assessed the list price.

To return items when the library is closed, an outdoor book return is located beside the front door of the library.

Internet Policy

The library has eight computers connected to high speed internet available for the public along with wireless internet service. Patron may bring their own laptops or wireless devices to the library.

An Internet Access Agreement is required to be on file for all patrons using the internet. Patrons are required to sign in and abide by the computer usage rules. At high usage times, computer access is limited to one hour.

Code of Conduct

To ensure that all patrons enjoy visiting the Springfield Memorial Library, basic rules and regulations have been adopted by the Library Board of Trustees. A written Code of Conduct policy is posted on the Library’s information center in the main room.

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