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Library Basics

Obtaining a Library Card

Only one library card is needed to access all eight of the libraries or any Stevens County Library District facility (Locations & Hours).

  • Fill out an application at your local Stevens County Library facility. You may print and fill out an Application before coming to your library.
  • Bring your photo identification to show with your name and current physical address.
  • If you’re under 17, we need parent or guardian’s signature.

Checking out Materials

  • Books and other materials have varying circulation periods, from one week to four weeks.
  • Most items may be renewed by calling, coming into the library, or by going online.

Requesting Materials

  • Do it yourself from the library’s computers, from any computer that accesses the Internet, or ask a library staff person. Sign up for a PIN number at your library.
  • When an item you requested is available, you will be notified by email or phone.
  • Because there is more than one library location, please note where the item is being held for you and then pick up the item WITHIN 7 DAYS.
  • Books borrowed from libraries outside of the system (Interlibrary Loans) may not be renewed, therefore we ask that you limit those requests.

Overdue Materials

  • As of January 1, 2011, the library will only send email notices for overdue items.
  • As of January 1, 2011, the library does not charge fines for overdue items, but will charge the cost of items that are lost, damaged or not returned.
  • All of the library locations have book returns where materials may be left when the library is closed, even if the item is overdue.
  • Suspension of borrowing privileges: Borrowing privileges of patrons owing $6.00 or more are suspended until payment is made or if you have more than 5 items overdue.  Accounts 60 days overdue and totaling $25.00 or more may be referred to a collection agency