Library Card policy (and how to get one)



LIBRARY CARD POLICY

PERMANENT RESIDENTS

All permanent residents of the Arrowhead Library System, both children and adults, are eligible for a free library card.  For purposes of this policy, a "resident" is defined as a person whose permanent address is within the boundaries of the region served by the Arrowhead Library System.
The replacement fee for a lost library card is $3.00.

Aurora Public Library will issue a library card to residents who provide:
 
Proof of identity
Valid driver's license (Minnesota, or out-of-state) or
State or military ID or
United States passport

Proof of permanent address

Valid Minnesota driver’s license showing current address or
United States passport showing current address or
Checkbook, with current address imprinted on checks or
Envelope mailed to the library card applicant at their current address 

LIBRARY CARDS FOR CHILDREN

Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or guardian when applying for a library card.  If the accompanying adult does not already have a local library card, he or she must provide proof of identity and residency before a library card will be issued to the child.
When children receive a library card, the accompanying parent or guardian must sign a form stating that they understand that they are responsible for materials checked out on their child’s card, and that they are aware that they, not the library, are responsible for monitoring the content of what their child checks out.

RECIPROCAL BORROWERS

In keeping with the Minnesota Borrower Compact, the Aurora Public Library will extend borrowing privileges to all Minnesota residents who live in a region that is a member of a Minnesota Library System

Reciprocal borrowers must establish proof of identity and permanent address according to the above criterion and must also provide a library card issued by their home library.

The home library card number will be entered into the Arrowhead Library Card database; non-ALS residents will not be issued a local library card per Arrowhead Library System policy.

TEMPORARY RESIDENTS

As the Arrowhead region of Minnesota is visited each year by a large number of visitors and summer residents, the Aurora Public Library will extend for-a-fee borrowing privileges to temporary residents.  For purposes of this policy, a "temporary resident" is defined as a person who does not permanently live in the state of Minnesota.

The "temporary resident" card is good for 30 days.

Aurora Public Library will issue a "temporary resident" library card to temporary residents who provide:
 
Proof of identity
Valid driver's license or
State or military ID or
United States passport

Proof of permanent address

Valid driver’s license or state or military ID, showing permanent address or
United States passport showing permanent address or
Checkbook, with permanent address imprinted on checks or
Envelope mailed to the library card applicant at their permanent address 

Proof of temporary address
 
Rental receipt, which shows temporary address or
Letter/envelope mailed to the library card applicant at their temporary address

A non-refundable fee of $10.00.

This fee is waived if the applicant can show proof of ownership of property in Minnesota.
 
A library card issued by the borrower’s home library

The home library card number will be entered into the Arrowhead Library Card database; non-ALS residents will not be issued a local library card per Arrowhead Library System policy.


Adopted by the Aurora Public Library Board: October 19, 2011; Revised by the Aurora Public Library Board September 12, 2013.


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