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Sweet Springs Public Library

General Library Policies

General rules


To obtain an Adult Library Card:

A patron must show proof of current residency (such as a driver's license, letter, utility bill, or rent receipt) in order to obtain a new library card.

To obtain a juvenile library card:

A parent or guardian's signature is required for all children under the age of 17.  The parent signing the application must have a current Sweet Springs Library card or provide the same proof of residency as for an adult card. The library will not knowingly have books, events or presentations that are not age-appropriate. An approval policy to give permission for a child to check out any book is available for parent or guardian to sign.  If a parent has concerns about what their child reads they may call and speak with a librarian.

Overdue Policy:

All materials are checked out for two weeks.  They may be renewed at any time by phone or in person.  Patrons will be required to pay for lost or damaged books.  If the materials are not returned in a timely manner, the library card will be cancelled and  a bill will be sent for the cost of the materials.  All library privileges including internet usage will be denied for the entire family until the overdue materials are returned or the bill has been paid.

There is a limit of three books that can be checked out on a new card or a total of five books per family.  The librarian will make the decision as to when more books can be checked out.  A patron's signature on the card shows that they agree to follow all library rules.  If patrons do not follow these rules the library reserves the right to cancel any cards.

Patrons will be responsible for books they leave in the drop box.  Books should have a rubber band around them or be placed in a bag.  If the book is not found in the drop box the patron must pay for the replacement.

The library is open Tuesday 12:00-5:00, Thursday 12:00-7:00, Friday 12:00-5:00 and Saturday 9:00-12:00.  The phone number is


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