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Balch Springs Library-Learning Center

Your Library Card

Getting a card, renewing materials, placing holds, etc.

Who can get a card
Patrons 17 years or older may receive a library card by filing out an application and presenting a valid Texas drivers license with a piece of mail with the current mailing address. Patrons may receive computer only cards with any form of picture ID. Children 16 years old and under may receive a card by filing out an application with parent information included.  

Borrowing Limits

Up to 10 items may be checked out at any one time and may include two DVD's, four VHS's, two music CD's or 2 audio books. DVD's, VHS's and music CD's may be checked out for a one week period.  All other items are checked out for a two week period.  

Placing Holds
Patrons may place holds on items at any time by contacting a librarian and requesting a hold be placed. Patrons will be called when the item becomes available.  

Renewing Your Borrowed Items
Books may be renewed in person or over the phone if items are not over due. DVD's, VHS's and Music CD's may not be renewed.

Library Fines
Patrons late returning items will be charged a late fine. Fines are $.15 per day for all material with the exception of DVD's, VHS's and Music which will be $1.00 per day.