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How to Get a Library Card
Because the funding for the Huron Public Library is provided by the Huron City Government, residents of Huron are entitled to become registered borrowers of the Huron Public Library.
The residency will be determined by a current driver's license or another form of identification. People living outside of the Huron City Limits may apply for the appropriate type of card as listed below.
Issuance of Library Card and Renewal
a. Library Cards:
- Resident Card: Residents of Huron who either live within the city limits or own property within the city limits will have free access to materials in the Huron Public Library collections. They must provide a photo id and proof of address when applying for their library card.
- Smogard Card: Non-Residents of Huron who live outside of the Huron City limits but within Beadle County qualify for a Smogard card. The same service policies apply to this type of card as to resident cards. They must provide a photo id and proof of address when applying for their library card.
- Non-Resident Card: Non-residents who live outside of Beadle County may purchase a one-year library card at a cost of $25.00. The same service policies apply to this type of card as to resident cards. They must provide a photo id and proof of address when applying for their library card.
- Household Card: For all members of a household living at the same address to share one library card barcode number. Please note that you will have access to each other's borrowing records. All household card applicants must appear in person when applying for the card and must be listed on the library application. Non-resident card fees apply based on physical address. They must provide a photo id and proof of address when applying for their library card.
- Institution Card: Institutions such as assisted schools, living centers, government agencies, group homes, or childcare facilities may apply for an institutional card. An individual that has the legal authority to sign agreements for the institution must sign an application for an institutional card and provide a letter listing authorized users on company letterhead. The institution is responsible for all items charged to the institutional card.
b. Renewal of library cards – Library cards expire one year after they are issued. Cards must be renewed to continue borrowing items and using library services. Patrons may renew in person or over the phone. Verification of address, phone, and email changes will be made.
c. All patrons are responsible for informing the library of name, address, phone, and email changes.
Public computers for Internet use may be reserved for up to 120 minutes a day. No email addresses or accounts are available through the Huron Public Library. There are many free webmail services like AOL, Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, Outlook, Gmail, iCloud Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird, etc.
Copies may be printed at $0.15 per page for black or $0.25 for color. Parents are encouraged to explore the Internet with their children.