Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I obtain a library card?
Getting your new card is easy and quick. Just bring a photo ID with your current address or a photo ID and something that has your current address such as a bill, bank statement, etc. We ask for parental permission for children under 16. Lost yours? No big deal. Bring in a valid photo ID.
- What are the requirements for using public access computers?
For regular users, we require signing our computer rules form. Upon signing the form, a green computer card will be issued. Children under the age of 13 are not allowed on computers without a parent present. Parent must be with the child, not on a separate computer nor in another part of the library. Children ages 13-16 are allowed on computers without a parent present, but consent from parent/guardian is required. Lost your computer card? No big deal, simply bring in a valid photo ID and 50 cents and a new card will be issued.
For visitors, we require a photo ID before using a computer.
- What if my local branch doesn't have a book I want?
Books can be requested from any of the other branches within the Halifax County Library System.
If no branch in the system has a requested book, it may be obtained from libraries outside the county system for a fee. To request a material not in the county system, an inter-library loan form will need to be filled out. This form will need to include patron's name and phone number as well as title and author of the requested material.
- Can I return material to any branch within the county system?
We require that materials be returned to the loaning branch.
- How do I renew a book?
Books may be renewed over the phone after the first two weeks if there are no holds for the books. If there are holds, we request that patrons return the book to the library. If a patron requests renewal a second time, we require that patrons make the request in person.
- Are there late fees for overdue materials?
There is a charge of 5 cents per day per book.