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Get Started Using the Library

Get started using the library and get your questions answered.

In order to enjoy all of the resources that Pasco County Libraries offer, you'll want to start by getting a library card. 

How do I get a library card?

    Any Pasco County resident can get a library card for free by signing up at one of our 8 branches.

You'll fill out a contact form (available in English and Spanish), and you'll also need to bring something with your Pasco address printed on it like a driver's license, bill, etc. If you don't have anything with proof of your address on it, we will give you a card with provisional "unverified" status, allowing you to check out 2 items until you can verify your address.

Read our Patron Registration Policy for more information about requirements.

 Not a Pasco County resident? You may be eligible for reciprocal borrowing privileges if you are from a neighboring county. Read more in our Reciprocal Borrowing Policy.

Got my card! Now what?

  • You can use your card at the library to check out books, magazines, DVDs, and more. You can also use computers in the library and put materials on hold.
  • You can always log in to your library account from home using your card number to see your checkouts and holds, place holds, make requests, and control your privacy settings and notifications.
  • You can also access a number of library resources  from home with your card number- download ebooks and audiobooks and do research in our online databases.

How long can I check materials out for? 

Patrons who are verified Pasco County residents may check out the following:


How many?

How long?

Can I renew?

Books, Books on tape/CD, playaways (portable mp3 audiobooks)

Up to 21

21 days

Yes, 1 renewal of 21 days allowed*

New books, books on tape/CD, and playaways

Up to 21

14 days

Yes, 1 renewal of 14 days is allowed*


 Up to 21

14 days

Yes, 1 renewal of 14 days is allowed*


Up to 7

7 days

Yes, 1 renewal of 7 days*

Video Games

2 at a time

7 days

Yes, 1 renewal of 7 days*

Ebooks & audiobooks

(check these out through overdrive or axis360)

10 at a time

14 days

Yes, 1 renewal of 14 days*

FLIN books

Up to 10

21 days

No renewals allowed

*Renewals are only available if there are no holds on the item.

Can I put a hold on items that someone else has checked out?

Yes, if there's an item that is currently checked out to someone else, you can place a hold on the item and you'll receive a notification when it becomes available. When you place the hold, you can decide which of our 8 branches you'd like to pick the item up at, and you'll receive a notification when it's available. You can place holds online by logging in to your account- you'll see a "place hold" option when you click on an item you want. You can also call or visit the library for assistance placing items on hold.

Make sure you have your email or phone notification preferences up to date in your account so that you get notified when your hold is ready for pick-up. You can do this by logging in to your account online or by calling or visiting the library. 

You will have 8 days to come in and pick up your holds. After 8 days, your hold "expires" and we make it available for the next person.

You have something I want to check out at a different branch, can you send it to my home library?

Yes, just place a hold on that item and make sure to specify your preferred pick-up location. The item will be sent to that branch, and then you'll receive a notification when it's available.

What happens if I don't return my checkouts when they're due?

Your library account will be charged 25 cents per day for every overdue item. If you have more than $5 in fines, your account will be blocked from checking out more items until you return your overdue items and pay the fine. Maximum overdue fines are $10 per item. If you have an item overdue for more than 60 days, an extra restriction will be placed on your account until you return or pay for the item.

If you happen to lose or damage an item, you will be charged the replacement cost of the item. We will work with you to charge you a fair amount- we'd rather have our materials in good condition so that other people can enjoy them than your money.

How can I avoid overdue fines?

You can avoid overdue fines by turning in your checked-out items on or before their due date to any one of our 8 library branches. It may help to make sure that your notifications are set up to remind you when your items are due. You can always log in to your library account, call, visit, or email the library with questions about your checkouts and due dates.

 Can I use the computer at the library?

YES! All of our libraries have computers for you to use as well as free wifi if you prefer to bring your own computer, tablet, or smartphone.

You'll need your library card number to log on to one of our computers (you can ask a librarian to get you set up if you don't have one).

If you want to use the wifi, you don't need a library card- you can just come in and connect: each library has an open, public network called "library free".

We even provide headphones (earbuds) for sale at most branches for $2 (double check with your branch about price and availability).

 Can I print, scan, make copies, or fax documents at the library?



 How much does it cost?

 Which branches?

 Print documents from one of our public computers

 10 cents per page


 Make copies on our copy machine

 15 cents per page


 Scan documents on our copy machine

  Free (please bring your own USB drive for your files)


 Send Faxes

  Varies by branch, most cost  $1.75 for the first page and $1 for each additional page for US  numbers.

Hudson, Hugh Embry,Regency Park, and New River.