Ferris Public Library

Your Library Card

Getting a card, renewing materials, placing holds, etc.

Who can get a card
All patrons may apply for a library card. Free memberships for those who live in the city limits (must receive Ferris water bill). For non-resident applicants, must bring in Driver's License with the correct address and $20.00 (per year). Must be 17 years or older to apply for an adult library card. Those who are 16 or younger must have a parent/guardian present to get a library card. 

How to Get Your Card
Fill application according to paper requirement. A copy of your Diver's License is required for record purposes. 

Borrowing Limits
Patrons are allowed to check 8 books (per card) for 2 weeks. Patrons may check out 3 movies (per household) for 2 days.  

Placing Holds
Reservations for an item can be made at the circulation desk or over the phone. Once an item has been checked in, it will be placed on the reserved shelf for check out -- the library will notify patron when it comes in.   

Renewing Your Borrowed Items
To renew an item, the patron may call the library to speak with an assistant librarian and it will be extended according to the due date. The patron may also come into the library and speak with a librarian to renew items.  

Library Fines
Overdue books are $ .25 per day/per item. Overdue movies are $1.00 per day/per item. Missing barcodes are $3.00.Damaged or lost movie cases $5.00 (each). Repairable damage $5.00 (per item). Library card replacement $5.00.Non-resident membership $20.00 (per year). Lost item/Maximum fine per item replacement cost