How to use your library
Welcome to the Logan County Public Library! Here you’ll find policies and all the many services your library provides.
There are two ways to register for a card. You may complete an online library card application and a confirmation postcard will be mailed to you. If you apply online, please bring your postcard along with an approved form of identification (listed below) to any branch to receive a library card.
You may also register in the library using a valid form of identification and a postcard will be mailed to verify your current address. You may check out 2 items at a time until the postcard is received and shown to one of our staff members.
The following list of identification methods are considered acceptable for opening an account with the library:
- Consular Registration
- Driver’s License issued by a U.S. state or territory
- Employment Authorization Document Card/Work Permit
- International Driver’s License/International Driver’s Permit
- Permanent Resident Card/Green Card
- Photo ID issued by a U.S. State or territory
- U.S. Military ID
- U.S. Visa
Individuals who cannot produce at least one of the above forms of ID are ineligible to apply for an account with the Logan County Public Library. These individuals are free to use library resources and spaces that do not require a library card.
A parent or guardian with valid identification must sign for applicants under the age of 18.
Existing Card Holders
To replace a lost or damaged card, bring a valid form of identification to any branch and a new card will be issued to you for a $1. To report a stolen card, please contact us as soon as possible.
The library has all sorts of materials for you to check out. You can have up to 99 items on a card at a time, of that 10 can be DVDs.
- Books, Audiobooks and Non Fiction DVDs: 14 days, 2 renwals
- Fiction DVDs: 7 days, 1 renewal
- Radon detector kits: 21 days, 1 renewal
- Projectors: 2 days
- Interlibrary Loans: these are books we don’t own, but borrowed from another library for you, and so the checkout lengths vary based on the library we borrowed them from. Please see the form that came on the item for due dates, and note that renewals are not guaranteed.
If you aren’t going to be able to return your items on time, please renew them to avoid lost item fees. you can do that several ways.
- From your online account or the online requests page if it’s an interlibrary loan (please request 3 days before the due date and understand the renewal is not guaranteed until we contact you. Plan to return it on time unless you hear from us)
- Over the telephone at (270) 726-6129; if we are closed, leave a message and we will renew your materials.
- In person at any library location.
Renewals are only available if someone else is not waiting for that item.
We are a late fee free library!
Please note: this does not extend to lost or damaged items. Give us a call if you know you won’t be able to bring an item back on time so you don’t get charged a lost item fee. Lost item fees are charged when an item is 8 weeks over due.
If you want an item that we don’t have, don’t fret! We can probably get it for you.
Head over to the book requests page to see if we can get it for you.
Computers and WiFi
Use the library computers for free to access the internet, build spreadsheets, use library databases, and more. Free Wi-FI is also available at all branches for your personal devices: 24/7 in Russellville and Auburn and 8AM – 7PM in Adairville, accessible from the parking lot.
Do I need a library card to use the computer?
Yes! You must have a valid library card. Visitor passes are available to those who do not reside within the county.
You don’t need a card to use our Wi-Fi on your own device, just select the LCPLPUBLIC hotspot.
Your first 5 printed pages each day are free, each additional page is 25 cents. Prints are black & white and single-sided only.
Can I save my work?
Please bring a USB drive to save your work. Anything saved to the computers will be lost when the computer shuts down.
How long can I use a computer?
Computer access is offered on a first come, first served basis and may be limited to 30 minutes if others are waiting. If no one is waiting for a computer, you can use it until another patron requests access.
You are responsible for providing your own headset to use with our computers. You can purchase ear buds from the library for $1.00.
Getting Computer Help
We do our best to help you with computers as time permits, but cannot always offer personal instruction. Free one-on-one computer assistance classes are scheduled when possible to answer questions and help you figure out your devices. They are first come, first served, so check out our online calendar to see if there is one that fits your schedule. If not, give us a call and tell us when works best for you and we will do our best to plan one then the next month.
Our copier is available during all business hours and is also able to scan files to a PDF and email it for free.
Cost to copy
- Letter sheet: 15 cents per page
- Legal sheet: 20 cents per page
- Double sided: add 5 cents
All copies are black and white.
Faxes sent from the library cost:
- US, Canada and Mexico: $1.00 per page
- Britain: $2 per page
- Germany: $2 per page
- Japan: $3 per page
Cover pages are available upon request.
Alternative: scans can be sent to an email from the public copier for free, if they are accepted.
Notary services are available at all branches during all library hours at no charge. You must be present with a photo I.D. in order for the document to be notarized. Please do not sign the document until the notary is present.
We recommend calling ahead of time to confirm that a notary is available.
The Mobile Library is our revamped home delivery service! Let us bring learning and entertainment directly to you.
Who can use the Mobile Library delivery service?
The goal is to reach anyone who has difficulty getting to the physical buildings for ANY reason—if it would help you, it is for you—and is open to anyone that lives in Logan County.
The library subscribes to dozens of online services that are freely available to you with your library card. Visit the useful links page for access to eBooks, Ancestry, world food databases, research resources, learning sites, and more.