Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the check-out policy? Books and audios are to be returned in two weeks, magazines in one week, and movies in three days. Interlibrary loan titles may be checked out as long as the lending library allows. If items are overdue more than two months, patrons may not check out additional materials until the missing items are returned or replacement costs are paid.

How do I get a library card? A local library card will be issued to patrons who present current, accurate identification such as a driver’s license. Patrons also need to present proof of address (for example, personal check, utility receipt, piece of mail). Anyone 18 and younger must have a parent or guardian sign the application.

Are there any items that cannot be used outside the library? Reference, rare, or historically valuable books only can be used in the library building.

Can materials be renewed? Yes, up to two times.  Renewals may be made in person, by telephone or online.  However,  reserve materials and new books with a reserve list  may not be renewed.

Are there overdue fines? Fines for overdue books are five cents a day, not to exceed three dollars per book. The fine for overdue videos is a dollar per day, not to exceed three dollars per movie.

What is the computer policy? Patrons with a current Eudora Public Library card may sign in at the Circulation Desk before using computer. Use is first-come, first-served. If there is a waiting list, users have a 20-minute time allotment. They are expected to use only the software on the computer and not download any document onto the computer hard disk drive.

Does the library accept gifts? Gifts or donations are accepted with the understanding that they may be used or disposed of as the library determines appropriate. The library reserves the privilege of using cash donations in a manner that will best serve the operation of the library and its patrons.

How can I help the library? Ask library staff about Eudora Library Friends and other volunteer activities.

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