Library Card

Ellsworth Library CardLibrary Cards and Loan Policies

 

Library Cards:

Patrons must be registered and have a valid library card to borrow library materials. Adults residing in Wisconsin may apply for a library card at the Ellsworth Public Library with proper identification. The Ellsworth Library is part of MORE, a group of libraries in west-central Wisconsin that have combined their catalogs. Library cards from the Ellsworth Public Library are valid at any of the participating MORE libraries.

Children's Cards:

Children 5 and older may apply for their own card. A parent or legal guardian must co-sign the registration card.

Lost Cards:

A patron who loses their card should notify the library as soon as possible to prevent fraudulent use of the card. A replacement card may be obtained for $1.

Checking Out Materials:

Patrons must have their library card with them to check out materials.

Circulation Period:

Materials from the Ellsworth Library, with the exception of current periodicals, reference materials, and DVDs can be checked out for three weeks. DVDs can be checked out for one week.

Renewals:

Materials from the Ellsworth Library may be renewed once unless the item has been placed on reserve by another patron. To renew an item, call the library at 715-273-3209; bring in the item; or renew it online through the MORE online catalog.

Fines:

Fines are charged at the rate of 10 cents per day for books, magazines, and books on CD. Fines for DVDs are $1 per day. You can check your patron records to see if you have a fine through the MORE online catalog.

Reserving Materials:

Library staff will help you place a hold on unavailable items at Ellsworth or other libraries. Patrons can also put holds on materials through the MORE online catalog.

Interlibrary Loan:

Ellsworth Library staff are available to assist you in obtaining materials from other libraries through the interlibrary loan system.