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How Do I Get a Library Card?

 

Applying for a library card is fast and easy! If you…

  • Live in Warren County
  • Own property in Warren County
  • Go to school in Warren County
  • Or work in Warren County

you are eligible for a free library card! If none of the above four criteria apply to you, you may still obtain a “non-resident” library card. The fee for a non-resident card is $25.00 per year. The card is good for one year from the date of issue.

To apply for a library card, simply visit the circulation desk of the library. You will fill out the necessary paperwork and present proof of your Warren County address, school, property or business. All cards are renewed on a yearly basis. When you renew your card, you will need to present identification to verify the information listed in your account.

With your card, you may check out books, videos, DVD’s, audio books, and CD’s or borrow materials from other libraries. Your library card number will allow you to check your account and place reserves on items using either the library’s public access computers or by accessing the catalog link on this web site. Replacement cost for lost library cards is $2.00 for the first card and $5.00 for each card thereafter.

 

Services:

 

Interlibrary Loan

 

The library is not able to own every item that our patrons want or need, so we depend upon sharing materials with other libraries. We borrow from and lend items to libraries all over the United States. The service is free unless we are charged a fee by a “lending” library. If you are unable to find the information you need, please contact Lesa Foster, or any member of the reference staff, and they will assist you in filling out a blue Interlibrary Loan Request card.

 

Internet Access

 

Internet access is available to library patrons free of charge. Copies of printed materials are $.20 per page. Internet usage is allowed by patrons 14 years and older, with a maximum daily usage of 3 hours in a 24 hour period.

When signing up for time, the initial time block is for 1 hour. Near the end of the time period, if there is not a waiting list for computers, you may extend your session for 15 minutes at a time up to the maximum time of 3 hours total. You must sign a usage agreement available at the Reference Desk.

Non library card holders may also enjoy internet access for a fee of $1.00 per hour with a maximum daily usage of 3 hours in a 24 hour period.

 

Reserves

 

Want to read the latest bestseller, but don’t want to buy it? Why not try contacting the library for a copy! Library card holders have the ability to place reserves on items through accessing our card catalog in the library or online by clicking on the riverboat below:

You must type in your 14-digit barcode and your four-digit pin number to access your account. If you do not find the item in our catalog, it could be because the library is in the process of ordering the item. For questions about reserves, please call the library or E-mail Lesa Foster.

 

Word Processing Use

 

We have computers with Microsoft Word available to the public for word processing. These require your library card and four digit PIN number or non library card holders may also make use of these programs for a fee of $1.00 per hour with a maximum daily usage of 3 hours in a 24 hour period. Check at the Reference Desk for more information. Copies of printed materials are $.20 per page.

 

Programs:

 

Children’s Storytime

 

Storytime is held every Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. In addition, there are often special programs such as craft activities and special guests. A monthly schedule of activities in the Children’s Department is available.

 

 

 

Library Tours

 

School classes and other groups are invited to visit the library and learn about us! General and customized tours are available, and are scheduled based upon the availability of staff members and the schedule of existing library programs. Please call the library at (601)636-6411 at least two weeks in advance to schedule your tour.

 

Reference Service

 

Are you looking for a quick answer to a question? The library’s reference desk can find it for you! The reference desk is open during library hours and use of the service is free. You are responsible for paying for any printed copies of information ($.20 per page). Simply call the library and ask for the reference desk and we will help you out.

 

Summer Library Program

 

Every summer, children may register for the Summer Library Program. During six weeks of programs centered around a yearly theme, children read library books to meet the reading goal that they set for themselves. They may participate in the many special activities and celebrate their success at the Closing Party.

 

Library Materials Available

 

The Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library offers its patrons a wide variety of material, in many different formats, that they may check-out or use within the library.
Materials available, and their check-out period are as follows:

For 21-day check-out:
Books for all ages, Large print books, Audio books on CD or Playaway Digital Audio Books

For 14-day check-out:
Popular titles in great demand, Test study books (ACT, GED, etc.- these require a cash deposit before they may be checked-out)

For 7-day check-out:
DVD’s, Magazines

For 3-day check-out:
Popular DVD’s that have a large list of reserves

For use only in the library:
Genealogy materials, Newspapers, Specialized business publications, Reference materials, College and career materials, MAGNOLIA online information databases, Internet Access

The library also contains the following collections:

Audiovisual Collection
This collection is located on the first floor of the library and contains Playaway Digital Audio Books, audio books on CD, music CD’s, and DVD’s. This is a very popular area of the library, as the majority of these items circulate heavily among our patrons.

Large Print Collection
Located on the second floor of the library, this section contains books published in a large-type format that are easy to read. Classic fiction novels, non-fiction titles and “bestsellers” may all be found in this section of the library.

Local History Department
This collection contains a large amount of both Genealogy and Local History materials, including books, microfilm, CD’s, and vertical file information. Although these items do not circulate, patrons may make photocopies of the information. Limited research assistance in this collection is available in the library or from private citizens in the community. Please contact Evangeline Cessna, ecessna@warren.lib.ms.us for details.

Reference Collection
This section is located by the Reference Desk, and includes books packed with short, information entries, such as encyclopedias and biographies. Although these items may not be checked out, patrons are free to make photocopies of the information in these books. A children’s reference collection is also available on the first floor in the children’s department.