Library Card

How to get a Library Card


·         Residents of the city of Whiting and rural Whiting are eligible for a Whiting Public Library card without charge. 

·         The library issues a family card.  All immediate family members may use the card.

·         To apply for a library card, request a registration form from any staff member.

·         You don't have to present your library card to check out materials.

·         Borrow books, audiobooks, magazines, and puzzles for three weeks.  

·         Toys and puppets are for in-library use, but may be checked out under special circumstances

·         DVD's  are checked out for one week. Please return brand new movies in three days so others may enjoy them.

·         Iowa residents who live outside the service area of the Whiting Library are eligible to borrow books free of charge under the Open Access Program if they have a valid card from a participating Open Access library.

·         Borrowed items may be returned during library hours, or in the book drop by the front door at your convenience.

·         Any library material may be renewed unless there is a reserve on that item.

·          Library users are responsible for returning materials on time.  

·         The Whiting Library does not charge a flat overdue fee on books.  There is a "Conscience Box" on the front desk where you may put your late fees.

·         Copy machine copies are $.25 per page. 

·         There is no charge to use a computer.  Copies printed out are $.25 each.

·         You may request books or materials for the library to buy.  All suggestions will be considered.

·         You may ask for any library materials to be reserved.  We'll call you when it comes in.