Your Library Card

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

All rural residents of the Marcus Meriden Cleghorn School District are eligible to receive a Marcus Public Library library card.  This includes some residents of Plymouth County.  All rural residents of Cherokee County are eligible.  Residents of Cherokee County cities not within the MMC school district may borrow through a cooperative program called open access.  Our library has several open access borrowers who live in bordering counties such as Sioux, O'Brien, and Woodbury Counties.  

Information needed for obtaining a library card includes current legal name, physical address, and valid telephone number.  Children under the age of twelve should have parental permission before obtaining a card.  Applicants for a card will need to supply a photo ID and piece of mail or bill showing the name and proof of address.  New borrowers may be limited in the amount of materials they can check out.  (Two print items, or one print item and one video item at a time for a period of 30 days.)

Loan periods are two weeks for books, audio-books, and magazines.  DVD movies have a two day loan period (three days if checked out on Friday)  All items except best-sellers are renewable provided no one else is on the waiting list for the item.  Items may be renewed by coming to the library, visiting our online catalog, telephoning the library (376-2328) or e-mailing to .

Current fines for overdue items are 5 cents per day for print materials and 25 cents per day for video materials.  Fines become effective after a one day grace period.