How Do I Get A Library Card
f you are a Chubbuck or North Bannock County Resident in the Library District:
Bring in your state issued Photo ID (usually a driver's license). If you have an out of state license you will also need to provide a current proof of address (such as a utility bill or lease agreement) in order to obtain a card. The application takes about 5 minutes!
If you are a Pocatello Resident:
Individuals who live within Pocatello city limits are residents of the Marshall Public Library service area. However, you can use either Marshall Public Library or Portneuf District Library without any additional cost. If you live in Pocatello city limits, you will need to get a card with Marshall Public Library as well as a Portneuf District card in order to use services from both libraries.
If you are the Resident of another IDAHO city:
You must first have a card with your home library. If you do then you may come and get a reciprocal borrowers card. To do so you will need to bring in your home library card and your state issued Photo ID (usually a driver's license). If you have an out of state license you will also need to provide a current proof of address (such as a utility bill or lease agreement) in order to obtain a card. The application takes about 5 minutes!
My Book is Due and I'm Not Done!
If you have a book due and you are not quite done there is something you can do! The Portneuf Library supports book renewals, meaning you can extend the period of time an item is checked out up to three times. Currently the library uses an automatic renewal system which will automatically renew your books for you if there are no holds on the item.
Renewals being blocked:
Renewals may be blocked for a couple different reasons.
I Have Overdue Books/Fines, Can I Still Check-Out?
Overdue books must be returned before you can check-out any more items. The library does not charge fines for overdue items which are returned. The only fines applied to accounts are for lost and damaged books. If you have fines on your account they must be below $5.00 before you can check-out.
Do You Offer Printing, Scanning and Faxing?
The library has a public copy machine, printer and scanner. Black and white copies/prints are 10 cents a page single sided or 15 cents a page double sided. Color copies/prints are 50 cents a page single sided and 75 cents a page double sided. The library provides scanning capabilities at no charge. The library does not offer faxing.
How Many Items Can I Check Out?
With a library card you can check out up to 30 items. There are limits on certain items however, for instance, on your card you may only ever have checked-out:
2 Video Games*
2 Board Games*
5 Audio Books
5 Music CD's*
1 Kit of Each Type*
*You must be 15 and have a card to check these items out.
These items all count toward your total item count as well.
There is no limit (up to your 30 items) on how many books can be checked out.
Do You Have Computers/Wi-Fi?
The library provides several patron computers for community use. All that is needed is a valid library card to log on for up to one hour per day.* Guests from out of town may ask for a one-time daily guest pass to access the internet on the computers.
The library also offers free wi-fi for the public. No password is needed, simply come in and connect. Ask the library staff for help if you have any issues!
*Additional time may be granted dependent upon circumstance-see the front desk in the library for more details.
I Lost or Damaged a Book, What Do I Do?
If you lost or damaged* a Library book and are sure you cannot find it anywhere you have two options.
1. You can come declare the book Lost or Damaged*.
If you come to the library and declare it lost or have it assessed as damaged*. You will be charged for the cost of the book . You will need to pay down your fines under $5.00 in order to check-out more materials.
2. You can buy an exact replacement of the book.
If you choose to do this it either needs to be done before the book is due, or you need to come let a librarian know that is the option you chose so that it can be notated on your account. It is best to discuss this choice with a librarian either way.
If you buy a replacement book it must be a new item which is exactly the same as the one which was lost or damaged. For instance, you may not replace a hardback with a paperback. When you speak to the librarian they can give you specifics on what you need to look for when replacing the book.
*If you have damaged a book please come discuss it with a librarian first in order to see exactly how it will be handled before you buy a new book. Some books can be easily mended and you may be charged less than the cost of the book, others are more difficult and require complete replacement.