Adult Cards

Children's Cards

Computer & In-House Use Cards

Lost Library Cards

Non-resident Cards

Replacement Costs

Student Cards

TexShare Cards

Volunteer Cards

Wi-Fi Cards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Computer Use and Library Cards

Welcome to the Alvarado Public Library - the Best Deal in Town!

Your library card will enable you to borrow materials from the collection owned by the Alvarado Public Library, including books, magazines, CD's,  videos in DVD and VHS format, books on tape and CD, and music CDs for your information and pleasure. After three months, if your account is good standing, you will be given an online password, which can be used to check the status of items on loan, place holds, or borrow e-books and you be allowed to borrow items from the other libraries in our consortium.

After signing a library/computer use agreement you may use one of the public access computers. Computers, including Wi-fi access, must be "checked-out" at the circulation desk. In order to use one of the computers, or our Wi-fi access, you will be asked to show your Alvarado Public Library Card, Alvarado Public Library Computer Use Card, or Alvarado Public Library Wi-Fi Use Only Card.

When you get a computer use card or a library card, you are agreeing to:

  • Care for all of the materials you borrow.
  • Pay outstanding fines or fees.
  • Pay for all lost or damaged materials.
  • Tell us if your card is lost or stolen.
  • Tell us if your name, address, or phone numbers change.
  • Confirm your address and phone numbers annually.
  • Use only your own card to borrow materials or access a computer or our wireless Internet service.
 

How to get a Card

Type of Membership Restrictions How to Get a Card
Adult Library Cards
For all adult residents and taxpayers within the incorporated city limits of the City of Alvarado.
(Adults with an Alvarado zip code/mailing address who do not reside within the city limits may obtain a Non-resident Card or work in the library to obtain a Volunteer Card.)
Permits access to library collections and access to on-line resources, etc. after the patron has signed an agreement.

Fines of 25˘ per item per day apply to overdue books and all other materials.

Privileges suspended when any unpaid fines or overdue materials exist.

Present either a Valid Texas Driver's License or Texas DMV ID, showing your name and current street address inside the incorporated city limits of Alvarado or a paid property tax statement in your name. (If you have recently moved please present your old ID or DL along with a piece of mail showing your current address.)

We will also need a phone number (cell phone, home phone or work phone) where you can be reached and an emergency contact's name and phone number.

Children's Library Cards
For children, up to age 17, residing within the incorporated city limits of the City of Alvarado.
(Children with an Alvarado zip code/mailing address who do not reside within the city limits may obtain a Non-resident Card or a free limited check-out Student Use Card.)
Permits access to library collections. Permits access to on-line resources only when the parent/guardian signs an agreement.

Fines of 25˘ per item per day apply to overdue books and  all other materials.

Only a child may use this card, and items borrowed must be for the child's personal use.

Privileges suspended when any unpaid fines or overdue materials exist.

A parent/guardian's ID and signature is required.  This indicates that a parent accepts responsibility for their child's use of all library resources.

The parent/guardian must present either a Valid Texas Driver's License or Texas DMV ID, showing their name and current street address along with the other requirements shown for adult cards above.

To restrict a child's access to library resources, the parent/guardian should not sign the application form.  They should accompany the child to the library, monitor the child's use of resources and borrow children's materials on their own card.

Computer & In-House Use Cards
These cards are free for adults or children who reside inside the incorporated city limits of the City of Alvarado and are available to non-residents for a one-time processing fee of $1.50.
Permits access to public access Internet computers, Wi-Fi access, on-line resources, in-house video gaming system, karaoke machine, board games, jigsaw puzzles, Foosball table after a computer use agreement has been signed by an adult card holder or the parent or legal guardian of an underage card holder. Present either a Valid Texas Driver's License or Texas DMV ID, showing your name and current street address inside the incorporated city limits of Alvarado or a paid property tax statement in your name. (If you have recently moved please present your old ID or DL along with a piece of mail showing your name and current address.)

We will also need an emergency contact's name and phone number.

A parent/guardian's ID and signature is required as referenced above.  This indicates that a parent accepts responsibility for their child's use of all library resources.

Non-resident Library Cards

These cards are for children and adults who do not reside within the incorporated city limits of the City of Alvarado.

Fee:  $10.00 annually per individual or $15.00 annually per family. 

No fee is required for those holding valid TexShare cards issued from their home library.

 

Permits access to library collections and access to on-line resources, etc.

Fines of 25˘ per item per day apply to overdue books and all other materials.

Privileges suspended when any unpaid fines or overdue materials exist.

Present either a Valid Texas Driver's License or Texas DMV ID, showing your name and current street address.

 (If you have recently moved please present your old ID or DL along with a piece of mail showing your current address.)

We will also need a phone number (cell phone, home phone or work phone) where you can be reached and an emergency contact's name and phone number.

Student Use Library Cards 
(Most students attending a school in the Alvarado Independent School District are entitled to a free Student Use Library Card. However, the free Student Use Library Card is not available to anyone who has already had a library card which has been voided or whose family has voided cards or owes fines.)
Permits access to books and audio books that are age appropriate for school reading and research purposes, with a two (2) item limit per check out. 

 The free Student Card may not be used to check out videos or music and may not be used to check out materials for other family members.

Fines of 25˘ per item per day apply to overdue books.

Privileges suspended when any unpaid fines or overdue materials exist.

A parent/guardian's ID and signature is required.  This indicates that a parent accepts responsibility for their child's use of all library resources.

Parent/guardian must present either a Valid Texas Driver's License or Texas DMV ID, showing their name and current street address  along with the other requirements shown for adult cards above.

Proof of attendance of an Alvarado Independent School District school may be required.

TexShare Cards

Adult Alvarado Public Library Patrons, with active memberships in good standing for at least six (6) consecutive months, are eligible for TexShare Cards.

Patrons from other libraries who have a valid TexShare Card may receive a free membership card from our library.

*TexShare is a cooperative program designed to improve library service to Texans. TexShare enables participating libraries to offer a broader range of materials and services than any single library can provide. It is a program of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

For more information about the TexShare Program click here.

TexShare cards may be used at any participating TexShare library according to the rules of that library.

All items borrowed are the responsibility of the patron and must be returned to the lending library.

Fines of 25˘ per item per day apply to overdue books and all other materials.

Privileges are suspended when a patron loses their "in good standing" status. In order to remain in good standing patrons are required to borrow materials at least once a month at the Alvarado Public Library and pay any and all fines or fees assessed from the Alvarado Public Library or from any other library where the patron has used their TexShare Card.

You may be asked to present your Alvarado Public Library Card as well as your picture ID and your TexShare Card at participating libraries.

Present your Alvarado Public Library card, or TexShare card issued by your home library, and your valid Texas driver's license or valid Texas DMV ID, showing your name and current street address to the Alvarado Public Library so that the staff may review your status and determine your eligibility.
Volunteer Cards

In order to be eligible for a free out of town Volunteer Card you will need to work at least 30 minutes per week for an initial minimum total of 10 hours and after the initial period commit to working at least once a month for 30 minutes.

If you stop working you will be asked to pay the out of town card fee.

 

Permits access to library collections and access to on-line resources, etc.

Fines of 25˘ per item per day apply to overdue books and all other materials.

Privileges suspended when any unpaid fines or overdue materials exist or if the card holder ceases to volunteer at the library.

  • Present either a Valid Texas Driver's License or Texas DMV ID, showing your name and current street address inside the incorporated city limits of Alvarado or a paid property tax statement in your name. (If you have recently moved please present your old ID or DL along with a piece of mail showing your current address.)
  • We will also need a phone number (cell phone, home phone or work phone) where you can be reached and an emergency contact's name and phone number.
  • Fill-out a Volunteer Application form at the circulation desk.
Wi-Fi Use Only Cards

These cards are free for those residing inside the incorporated city limits of Alvarado. All others will need to pay $1.50 for a card.

 

Provides access to Wi-Fi inside the library building and should be presented at the circulation desk each time Wi-Fi is going to be used. For Adult Wi-Fi Use Only cards - Present either a Valid Driver's License or DMV Picture ID, showing your name and current street address.  (If you have recently moved please present your old ID or DL along with a piece of mail showing your current address.) We will also need an emergency contact's name and phone number.

For children's' WiFi Use Only Cards - a parent/guardian's ID and signature is required.  This indicates that a parent accepts responsibility for their child's use of all library resources. Parent/guardian must present either a Valid Texas Driver's License or Texas DMV ID, showing their name and current street address  along with the other requirements shown for adult cards above.

 

Each person should have a Library Card

Parents may not use their children’s card to borrow materials for their own use, and other family members cannot use cards issued to students from out of town.  To avoid any surprises at the check out desk we suggest that you always have your own card ready for your personal use. 

Keep your Library or TexShare Card in Good Standing! Treat your Card like a Credit Card.

You are responsible for everything borrowed your card. Careless use of your card could result in fines, replacement costs, and suspension of borrowing privileges.   We strongly suggest that each person have his or her own library card for personal privacy and convenient access to library resources.  Should your card become lost or stolen, report it immediately to 817-783-7323 or to cowanl@cityofalvarado.org

Lost or Stolen Computer Use, Library Cards and TexShare Cards

Remember that your Library or TexShare Card is just like a Credit Card.   You are responsible for any item borrowed on this card until it has been reported lost or stolen.  Report a lost or stolen card immediately to avoid misuse.

 

Replacement costs for damaged, lost or stolen Computer Use, Library Cards or TexShare Cards:

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$1.50 replacement fee 1st lost or damaged card

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Additional $1.50 added to each replacement fee for 2nd and subsequent lost or damaged cards. ($3.00, $4.50, $6.00, etc.)

Please enjoy your card, and use it responsibly. 

 


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