If you have never had a card at the Mason Public Library, getting one is easy. The staff will need to see an official document which displays your current address. This could be your driver’s license, a utility bill, a checkbook, etc. If you do not have an ID with your current address, we will issue a card that will then be mailed to you.
If a child does not have an ID, his/her parents or guardians may provide theirs. Children must be able to print both first and last name to be eligible for a card. The parent(s) of children under 14 must be present to sign a child’s application.
Cards are renewed annually.
If you forget your library card when visiting the library, you may use a picture ID to check out books. You may only use a picture ID one time before you must purchase a replacement card.
14 days New Fiction
New Young Adult Fiction
Music CDs (Non-renewable) CD ROMs (Non-renewable) Magazines(Non-renewable)
Circulating Ref (Non-renewable)
7 days Videos/DVDs (Non-Renewable)
Playaway Views (Non-Renewable)
Limits on Checked Out Materials : 8 Videos/DVDs (patron must be 18 or older) 8 Music CDs 8 CD ROMs 8 Playaways 2 Encyclopedias 5 Holiday 5 Children’s Holiday or Same Subject, Set, Series or Author 10 Audio books 10 Cassette bags 10 Magazines (current issue does not circulate) 20 Large Print books
Renewals : (Can be done by phone or online through your patron account) One renewal is allowed for most 28 day items and some 14 day items.
Patrons may reserve an item (no DVDs or videos) currently checked out to another patron (limit of 15).
Schedule of Fees: $.20 per day – Print Materials $.50 per day – Music CD, Audiobook on CD, Audiotapes, Playaways $1.00 per day – Videos/DVDs, CD-ROMs, Equipment $2.00 per day – Playway Views $3.00 to replace lost Library card $5.00 processing charge on lost items
Fines accumulating to $12.00 or more will result in suspension of checkout and computer use privileges until the fines are paid down below this threshold.
Fines accumulating to $25.00or more are sent to a collection agency.
Printing Costs: $.15 per page – B/W printouts $.50 per page – Color printouts