Library Card Policy
Any individual wishing to borrow materials or access electronic resources at Catahoula Parish Library must present a valid Catahoula Parish Library card. To obtain a card, an individual must meet the qualifications of an eligible borrower. The borrower types and general requirements are below:
- There is no charge for the first card, but replacements for lost or damaged cards will be charged a fee of $1.00.
- The borrower must be a resident of Catahoula Parish or obtain a waiver from the Director to obtain a card.
- Proof of identification and current mailing address will be required to register for a Library Card. Acceptable identification and proof of mailing address include:
- A Louisiana valid driver’s license bearing current mailing address
- Other picture ID such as Louisiana ID, school Id, etc.
- Checkbook showing current address
- Mail with date cancellation showing current mailing address
- Receipt from payment of utility or rent bills within the parish showing current address
- Lease agreement showing current address
Adult Type Cards
- Must meet General Requirements
- Must apply for their card in person (exceptions for home bound)
- Entitles the holder to submit ILL requests
- Enables holder access to Louisiana State Library databases
- Enables holder to Catahoula Parish Library e-book collection
- Enables holder to Bookmobile services and all branch services
Child Type Cards
- A child’s parent, stepparent, grandparent, or legal guardian must apply for the card and meet the General Requirements listed above. A person other than parent, stepparent, grandparent, or legal guardian cannot make application.
- The parent, stepparent, grandparent, or legal guardian making the request is held responsible for all material checked out by the child.
- The parent, stepparent, grandparent, or legal guardian making the request is responsible for teaching the child the rules and guidelines concerning borrowed materials.
In order to safeguard the Library collection, fines and fees are charged for overdue and/or damaged materials (see fine and fee policy). Patrons with outstanding fines and/or fees may have their borrowing privileges suspended until their fines/fees are paid.