Eligibility for service and registration

All borrowers must be registered and must have a library card to borrow library materials or use the computers.

Patron must pay fines and fees incurred from other Winnefox Automated Library Service (WALS) libraries.

Patrons must fill out a registration form to apply for a new library card. There is no charge for the first library card. Replacement of lost cards is $1.00. $.75 for the credit card size and $ .25 for the key chain size.

Identification showing current address is required. A driver’s license or student ID is preferred; however, any other official ID or recent non-personal piece of mail may be accepted.
Applicants under 13 years old must have a parent or guardian give their consent on the application form before a new card can be issued.

The library shall recognize and honor the cards of other WALS libraries.

Patrons may not use another patron’s card in order to evade fines.

All library cards expire after three years one year. In order to renew a library card, patrons must clear all outstanding fines and bills made against card whether from the Markesan Public Library or other WALS libraries. Name, address, and phone numbers will be verified at this time.

Any changes in name, address, phone number shall be updated as soon as possible after the time of change.

The use of the library and its services may be denied for due cause. Such cause may be failure to return material, pay penalties, destruction of library property, disturbance of other patrons or any other objectionable conduct on the library premises.


The library recognizes that records identifying the names of library users and circulation records are confidential in nature. They may not be disclosed except to persons acting within the scope of their duties in the administration of the library, or by persons authorized by the individual to inspect such records, or by order of a court of law.

Any problems or conditions relating to the privacy of a patron through the records of the Markesan Public Library which are not specified in the policy statement shall be referred to the Library Board and/or legal counsel, the Library Director shall issue a written decision as to whether to heed the request for information.

Approved 5/21/2015