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Your Library Card

Who can get a library card, how to apply, and how to use your library card.

If you do not have a library card, please stop in and ask to fill out an application at the circulation desk.  We will ask you for your name, address, phone number and ask you to provide proof of address.  If you are under 14, you will need a signature from your parent or guardian.

At the Traer Public Library, we use family cards, so if anyone in your household has a card, we do not issue another one.  Every member of the household may use the card.  If you do not have your card with you, we are able to look up your information on our computer.

Households may check out 5 DVDs at a time along with a resonable amount of books, magazines, and audios.

Check Out Period:

DVDs and Videos:  2 days

TV shows on DVD:  1 week

Magazines: 1 week

Books and Audios: 2 weeks.

Drop Box:

There is a drop box on the front of the building to the East of the main door.


DVD's & Videos 50 cents a day

All other materials: 10 cents a day

If a household owes more than $5.00, no one in that household may check out anything until fine is paid.


You may not renew new DVDs, otherwise items may be renewed, unless an item is on hold for another patron.

You may call the library at 478-2180 to renew your items.  If we are not open, please leave a message.


If we have an item, but it is checked out, we will place the item on hold and call you when it comes in.

We will not hold DVDs or Videos.

If you need an item that we do not have, we will try to locate it on Interlibrary Loan and order it from another library, there is a $1.00 charge per item for this service.

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.