Library cardholder responsibilities

You must present your library card or photo ID for all library transactions. Minor patrons 4–17 years old must present a library card, or be able to verify account information to check out library materials.

Cardholders are responsible for all items checked out on their library cards, including those checked out up to the time a card is reported lost or stolen. The parent or legal guardian is responsible for the use of the card of his/her minor child.

Cardholders will not be allowed to check out additional materials if they have 5 or more overdue items, or have accumulated $50 in charges. Materials must be returned in good condition. Cardholders will be charged for any lost or damaged materials as well as for materials that are returned with missing pieces.

Courtesy notices will be sent to cardholders when an item is 14 days overdue, when a lost item is charged, and for charges totaling $50 or more. Cardholders are responsible for all charges whether or not they receive a bill.

Here are some tips you can use to protect your account information:

  • Change the PIN associated with your library card number. Cards issued since May 30, 2012, set the person's birth year as the four-digit PIN. Change your PIN to another, more secure PIN or password. Do not write the PIN or password on your card.
  • Alert library staff immediately if you lose your library card, by calling the Circulation Department at 352-334-3950. If you call, an alert can be placed on your account so no one else can use it. The next time you visit your library branch, a new card number can be issued, and any holds and checkouts can be transferred to the new card number.