Checking Out & Renewing - FAQ

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New Card Checkouts

  • 5 items for first 6 months

New Cards After 6 Months

Cards meeting the criteria below are changed to full service cards:

  • account has Texas Driver License or ID
  • customer shows proof of current address if not on Texas Driver License or ID
  • fines are under $10
  • no problems with the account

Without a Texas driver license or ID, your card type stays new with a 5 item limit.

Established Card Checkouts

  • up to 5 DVDs
  • up to 5 audiobooks
  • up to 5 music CDs
  • up to 25 books
  • total of 40 items

The Checkout, Renewal, and Request Rules Table below gives checkout periods, checkout limits, renewal limits and lists if an item can be requested by placing a hold.

Checkout, Renewal, and Request Rules Table
Item Loan Period Item Limit1 Renewals2 Requestable by a Hold
book 3 weeks up to 25 3 yes
DVD 1 week up to 5 3 yes
audiobook 3 weeks up to 5 3 yes
music CD 3 weeks up to 5 3 yes
storytime kit 3 weeks up to 25 3 yes
binoculars 2 hours inside library only 1 0 no
iPads 4 hours inside library only 1 0 no

1The limit on the total number of items checked out on a card is 40.

2Renewal adds either 3 weeks or 1 week to the date you RENEWED not the original due date.

How to Renew

  • Renew online (directions)
  • Renew eligible items on a checkout station - even if the items are not with you.
  • Ask staff at a service desk.
  • Call 972-466-4800 during library hours. Have your Library card handy.

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