Your Library Card
Policies and Procedures for Obtaining a Library Card
Anyone can apply for a library card at the Bayard Public Library.
Cards are retained at the library, however you may request a card to carry with you.
Cards are valid for a period of three years.
Apply for your library card at the circulation desk.
A valid identification card may be requested.
Remote access privileges may be requested at any time.
How to Use My Library Card
Movies are loaned for 4 days (no renewals)
Equipment is loaned for 2 days (no renewals)
Interlibrary Loans have varied loan periods
Books, Magazines and all other items are loaned for 2 weeks.
Renewals can be made in person, by phone, e-mail, or remote
Renewals on Interlibrary loans is varied.
No renews on movies.
A book return is provided at the front door for after-hours returns
Reserves and Holds:
Requests for reserves and holds may be done in person, by
phone, by e-mail, or via remote access patron privileges.
Any card holder of the Bayard Public Library is allowed
Open Access privileges which means they may use their
Bayard library card to borrow books at any other open
access library in the state of Iowa. Ask a librarian for