Library Services

Everything we do for you, inside the library or out

Circulation Services

A library card is required to borrow materials from the library and may be obtained at the circulation desk.

You must present a valid proof of current address - a valid driver' s license, a valid government issued indentification card, or a mailing address issued within the last two months.

Cardholder assumes full responsibility for all materials borrowed on his/her card.

Library cards are available for children of any age.

Library cards are valid for one year and must be renewed after that.

A limit of 8 materials per card may be checked out.

The check out period is 2 weeks for books and audios and 1 week for magazines.

Use of computers requires a valid library card that does not have any charges against it.

Overdue notices are sent as a courtesy 10 days after the overdue occurs. After a final notice is sent the County Attorney will be notified. No library services will be available to the patron until all charges are taken care of.

It is the responsibility of the patron to keep track of  date dues and renewals and to inform the library of address changes. 

The library will recheck library materials one time.

A record will be kept of any overdue materials until the record has been cleared.

The library offers the following additional services:

Faxes: $1.00 per page

Copies: $.20 per page for black/white $.40 per page for color and students may print up to 15 pages for educational needs free.

Fines are charged for any overdue materials according to policy.

Reference Assistance

The Upton County Library offers reference assistance within the scope of the library collection and staff.

Information requests are accepted in person, by telephone, through the mail, and electronic means.

The library provides medical, financial, and legal information, but not advice. Definitions and descriptions are given from published or Internet sources and are given verbatim with no interpretation by staff. Staff may suggest materials and sources for informational needs.

Student homework questions are treated as teacher assignments and staff are instructed to provide suggested basic reference books, reference books, bibliographies, sources in the general collection, and make sure students are aware of the availability of materials through interlibrary loan. Staff will not perform any homework for the student.

Local history and geneology is provided at the library, but the staff will not undertake all research for such.