Your 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 cake pans for 3 weeks.
  • Toys, puppets and puzzles are for in-library use, but may be checked out under special circumstances
    • DVD's  are checked out for 1 week. Please return brand new movies in 3 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.  There is an overdue fee of $1.00 per day on DVD's. 
          • 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.