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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements for obtaining a library card?

Residents or those who own property in Vance County are eligible to apply for a library card at no charge. 

Picture identification verifying name and current address is required. Acceptable identification is listed here.

  How much does a library card cost?

Your first library card is free. Replacement cards are $2.00.

I don't live in Vance County. Can I still obtain a library card?

Yes. Persons not meeting eligibility qualifications for a Perry Memorial Library card may receive a card upon payment of $10.00. This nonrefundable fee entitles you to all benefits provided by the library for 1 year. Valid identification and current address must be presented to purchase a card for more information click here.

Do I need my library card to check out materials?

Yes, you must present your library card to check out library materials.

What are the circulation periods?

DVDs and Binge Boxes: 2 weeks            All other materials: 3 weeks

Can I renew checked out material?

All materials may be renewed twice, unless a hold has been placed on the item. To find out how click here.

Is there a limit to how many items I can check out?

There is no limit on the number of items checked out on a library card at one time. However, there is a maximum checkout of 3 DVDs per library card at one time.

Will I be notified when I have overdue materials?

Yes. Once an item(s) becomes overdue, the library will make every effort to contact you about the overdue item(s), along with the overdue fee that has accrued. Keep in mind that you will receive a receipt upon checking out library materials with the due date on it, and you are ultimately held responsible for returning the item(s) on time.

What are the overdue charge amounts?

Overdue charges may be found here.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash and debit/credit cards for payment. As of December 1, 2018, we will no longer be accepting checks. 

At what age may my child be left unattended at the Library?

Children who are 12 and older do not require a parent in the building. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older.

How long can I use the computer?

Patrons using the Adult Services computers are allotted up to 3 hours of computer time per day depending on the demand and availability of the computers.

Do I need my library card to access the computer?

Yes. Adults and children 13 and older use their library card to log on to a computer on the second floor of the library. Adults residing somewhere other than Vance County may obtain a "computer use only" library card free of charge. Children 12 and under use their cards to access computers in the Youth Services area located on the first floor of the library.

Can I make copies? How much are they?

Yes. You will be charged 10 cents per black and white page to print from the computer or when using the self-service photocopier located on the first floor of the library. Color copies cost 25 cents per page to print from the computer or when using the photocopier (with assistance from library staff) located on the second floor.

Do you offer fax services? How much is it and how many pages can be faxed?

Yes. You will be charged $1.00 for the first page and 25 cents for each additional page. The maximum number of pages that can be faxed at one time is 15. The cover sheet is free.