Cameron Public Library

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Your Library Card

Getting a card, renewing materials, placing holds, etc.

Who can get a card
Anyone residing in the state of Texas can request and obtain a library card from the Cameron Public Library.

How to Get Your Card
An individual must fill out an application in person. No cards will be issued to anyone under the age of seven, and the parent or guardian is responsible for the care and return of the books or other materials until the minor reaches the age of eighteen. An orange application is used for minors and a white application for adults. After the application card is completed and approved, the initial library card is issued immediately to residents of Milam County and mailed  to out-of- county patrons  to verify address. If a card is lost or destroyed, there will be a $5.00 replacement charge, and the card is replaced immediately.

Borrowing Limits
For an individual card, the patron may check out three books. When checking out the newest books in the display area, only one of those can be checked out per patron, since we only purchase one of each book. If a card is used as a family card, the limit is three books per each family member. 

Placing Holds
A patron may request to be placed on a list for a certain book. When the book becomes available, the patron is contacted and the book held for 24 hours. If not picked up, it goes to the next person on the list. The newest books cannot be rechecked but must be returned after two weeks, so as to accommodate other patrons.

Renewing Your Borrowed Items
Most books (other than the very newest ones) can be rechecked for an additional two weeks, which gives the patron a total of four weeks to finish. This can be done either in person or via telephone. The newer books must be returned at the end of the first two week period.

Library Fines
Library fines are twenty-five cents per day per book. For videos, audios, DVDs, and CDs the fine is $2.00 per day per item, and the checkout period is one week.