Application for a library card is made by presenting suitable identification. Such identification may be a valid driver’s license, a Delaware Identification card, a valid U.S. passport, or any other equivalent document showing the person’s photograph and legal address. The person to whom the card is issued must sign the application and must assume the responsibility for returning all materials borrowed. The borrower is responsible for all use made of his/her card, including all use made of the card by another individual with the borrower’s consent. If a card is lost or stolen, the borrower is responsible for all items charged to it until the loss is reported. Each borrower is responsible for informing the library of any change of address or phone number. Borrower must present their Delaware library card in order to check out items from the library or use a library computer.
Non-Resident Property Owner
Library staff may access property records from the county property databases in order to verify property ownership of non-residents.If library staff cannot verify property ownership through online property records, non-resident property owners must provide proof of property ownership along with suitable identification as above. Such proof may include one of the following:county tax statement, deed, realty, or construction contract showing ownership.
Application for a non-resident Library card shall be made by presenting suitable identification as above and paying a $25.00 annual fee which includes borrowing privileges of a maximum of fifteen (15) items for a 3 week period along with Library computer usage.
Application for a visitor Library card shall be made by presenting suitable identification as above and paying a $10.00 monthly fee which includes borrowing privileges of 2 items for a 1 week period along with Library computer usage.
Application for a temporary resident borrower’s card is made by presenting suitable identification as above and proof of the following:
- Affiliation with a Delaware employer or educational institution
- Temporary staff of local government agencies
- Active duty military personnel residing locally
- Adult children of non-resident property owners under the age of 25 with a valid student ID and proof of residency of property owners same billing address
- Residents of area shelters/halfway houses
For minors anyone under the age of 18 years. Minors must be accompanied by parents/guardians. Minor’s identification may consist of their parent’s, or guardian’s identification. Parent or guardian will be required to sign the application acknowledging responsibility for the return of, damage to, or cost of replacement of all materials borrowed by a minor.