Juvenile Library Card Policy
The Spring Green Community Library will issue library cards to juveniles 15 years old and under with the consent of a parent or legal guardian. Young adults (16 -17) may apply for a library card with photo ID and proof of mailing address, but do not need a parent to sign the application.
Parents or legal guardians will be asked to present a photo ID and proof of current address in accordance with the adult library card policy. Parents or guardians must sign the application for the child and are legally and financially responsible for all items borrowed on the child’s card.
A child’s library card application will be denied if the parent’s or guardian’s library card is not in good standing (expired card or fines in excess of $20.00).
While parents or guardians are encouraged to have a library card, it is not required for a parent or guardian to have a card with the Spring Green Community Library or the South Central Library System to apply for a library card for their child.
Adult Library Card policy
Adults 18 years old and older may apply for a library card at the Spring Green Community Library if they are a resident of the South Central Library System (includes Adams, Columbia, Dane, Green, Portage, Sauk, and Wood counties) and do not have a library card.
In addition to a completed library card application, Spring Green Community Library requires a photo ID and proof of mailing address if the address on the photo ID does not match the applicant’s current address.
Acceptable proof of mailing address includes: A checkbook with the applicant’s name and current address printed on it, a current bill, bank statement, or lease with the applicant’s name, current address, and a postmark dated within the last 30 days.
Patrons who live in the Southwest Wisconsin Library System (includes Crawford, Grant, Layette, and two counties geographically close to Spring Green, Iowa and Richland counties) can apply for a library card with the Spring Green Community Library. Spring Green Community Library will issue a temporary card for patrons to check out materials immediately, and also work with the Southwest Library System to issue a Southwest card to the patron. Patrons may choose to apply for a Southwest Library card at the closest Southwest Library (Lone Rock or Dodgeville) first and then complete a South Central Library System application after they receive their Southwest card. Spring Green Community Library will attach a barcode to a patron’s Southwest Card, and the patron can use the same library card at any library located in the Southwest Wisconsin Library System and the South Central Library System. A library within the Southwest System will alert Spring Green if a patron has excessive fines or blocks in their system upon receipt of a Southwest application. The Spring Green Community Library will honor blocks from the Southwest Library System.
Library cards are considered in good standing if fines accrued on the card are under $20.00. At the $20.00 fine level and beyond, patrons are not allowed to check out materials until fines are brought below the $20.00 level.
Patrons are legally responsible for all materials borrowed on their card. Please contact the library if you lose your library card, move, or change your email address or phone number.
Adopted by the Spring Green Library Board, November 2, 2015