Get a Library Card
|Account Management|| With your library card in hand, you’ll find it easy to avoid late fines forever. Unless someone else is waiting for the title, you can renew any library item you’ve borrowed with a few clicks online. Just log on to your account from the Main Page with your library card telephone number, click the My Account tab and click renew – that’s it, you’re done. The new due date will appear.|
If you prefer, you can renew items by telephone during business hours and you’ll find personal service each and every time — without maneuvering through a voicemail system or telephone menu.
|Library Cards|| Library Cards are free to residents of Hays County, Dripping Springs ISD and people employed within that area.|
Students 17 and under need to have a guardian sign with them.
To get a DSCL card, bring a valid photo ID and proof of your current address. Valid photo ID’s must have an identifying number. Examples include a Driver’s License, TX DPS ID, Passport, Resident Alien Card. Proof of current residence includes Driver’s license, TX DPS ID, personalized check,, bank or credit union statement, voter’s registration, vehicle registration, liability insurance, rent receipt, utility deposit or utility bill.
College students who attend school in Hays County but don’t have a permanent address in the area need to provide a student ID.
Those living outside of Hays County may purchase a permanent library card for $14.00. You may also purchase a temporary card for $5.00 which is valid for 3 months with a 5 item limit.
Lost your library card? No problem.You may provide a photo ID (TDL, School ID, etc.) and we can check your books out that way. Come in and we’ll get you a new one.
|Reserving Materials|| Check the catalog for that new bestseller! Is the book you wanted checked out? You can reserve the book two different ways:|
1. Reserve it at the Circulation Desk! All you need is the name of the book and your library card or ID!
2. Reserve online. Log into your account by clicking HERE. Use your library card number and your phone number, including the area code, without dashes. It couldn’t be easier!
Either way, we will contact you as soon as the item becomes available.
Books and Audio Books: 3 Weeks.
Video, DVD and Music: 1 Week.
Borrowing limits:First-Time Users: 2 items the first time out of the gate. When you bring those items back you are up to regular status!
Regular Status: 10 items at any one card, including a maximum of 3 DVDs per card.
Inter Library Loans: A limit of 2 requests at any one time and cost of $2 per material for processing.
|Fines|| We charge 25¢ per day up to a maximum fine of $5 per item. If you lose or damage the item, other fees may apply.|
If you lose your item, please don’t bring in a new one. Libraries generally acquire items from vendors that are made to withstand lots of use. The charge for lost or damaged items is based on replacement cost, plus a $5.00 replacement fee (it covers the cost of shipping, processing and preparing the item for circulation).
|Renewals|| Do not rack up that 25¢/day if you can’t make it in! Renew online! Get out your library card and your phone number and log in. You can do that 24 hours a day! You can also call us and we can do it over the phone!|
Keep in mind that if there is a reserve on the item you have out, you cannot renew it.