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Library Card policy


A Chilton/Clanton Public Library card can be issued to anyone living in or owning property within Chilton County. Library cards are good for all the libraries in Chilton County, including Clanton, Jemison, and Maplesville.

To apply for a library card, show current photo ID to the staff at the circulation desk and complete a brief application. There is a charge of $3.00 for each new card, and $3.00 for each replacement card.

Patrons under the age of 16 must have a parent or legal guardian sign for permission to receive a card, and to grant internet access. Child must be present for card to be used. No movies can be checked on juvenile cards. There will be no late fines for books checked out on juvenile cards. Patron will still be responsible for replacing or paying for lost items.

Senior citizens (age 55 and older) will not be charged late fees for any items checked out, books or movies. They will still be responsible for replacing or paying for lost items.

Persons living outside of Chilton County can receive a Chilton County Library card for a $5.00 fee.

Library cards are valid for four [4] years; after 4 years, return to the library to update your information. Circulation clerks should be notified of any change in address or permanent phone number during this time.

Cards are to be used for each circulation transaction. If the library card is not available, the valid photo ID associated with the card may be used to look up the account. One of these two cards must be present for check outs to occur.

Cards issued by the Chilton/Clanton Public Library remain the property of the library and use of each card may be revoked or suspended by the library for failure to comply with the appropriate library rules, or for any other reasonable cause.

Fines for overdue books are $.15 per day, per book.

New book fines are $.25 per day per book.

Fines on movies and audio books are $1.00 per day per item.

Books are checked out for a period of two weeks and may be renewed up to two [2] times if there are no holds already placed on the item.

Only five [5] new books may be checked out per card.

Movies are checked out for one [1] week; new movies are checked out for three [3] days. Only six [6] total movies (DVD or Blu-Ray) may be checked out per card; only two [2] new movies may be checked out per card. New movies cannot be renewed.  

Checked out items may be renewed over the phone during business hours, or online using the library card number and patron PIN (PIN is the birth date of the card holder in six-digit format with no slashes or dashes; ex., a patron whose birthday is July 4, 1987 will have a PIN of 070487). Items that are already overdue will not be renewed. Items that have been reserved by another patron will not be renewed.

To use the public access computers, patrons need their library card or their valid photo ID. Only the person assigned the card can use it for the computers. Each patron has one [1] hour of computer use per day.

All library card privileges will be suspended once fines reach $5.00.