PASCO COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM POLICY MANUAL
SECTION: PUBLIC SERVICES
POLICY TITLE: PATRON REGISTRATION
EFFECTIVE DATE: DECEMBER 1993
REVISED: JANUARY 2004
The Pasco County Library System considers registration for a borrower card to constitute acceptance of this policy.
The Pasco County Library System provides service to all without discrimination, regardless of age, sex, race, philosophy, or lifestyle. The Pasco County Library System provides free library cards to residents of the county, persons in the employ of Pasco County, and persons who pay a property tax or license a business in Pasco County but reside outside of Pasco County.
Proof of Permanent Address or Residency:
When applying for a library card, proof of permanent address in Pasco County is required. If no proof of permanent address in Pasco County is presented, an unverified registration, which limits the user to borrowing two items, can be issued. Unverified registrants may only borrow hardcover and paperback books, magazines, and econtent. They may not place Inter-Library Loans (ILL), nor borrow other materials including but not limited to: DVDs, games, electronic equipment, kits, audiobooks, and adaptive toys.
Acceptable forms of proof of permanent address include:
Unexpired Florida Driver's License
Florida Voter Registration
Pasco County Property Tax Receipt
Personal checkbook with street address printed on check
Utility or Telephone Bill in your name referencing a Pasco County address
Florida ID card
Certificate of Residency
Cancelled mail in your name showing current address
Pasco County Business License
Pasco County Employee ID
Pasco School ID
Children from 0-15 years of age must provide proof of parent or guardian’s permanent address, if the child does not have his/her own proof. Parents or guardians are responsible for fines or fees accumulated by their children.
An Institutional Card may be issued to private or public institutions such as residential health care facilities within the county. An Institutional Card Registration Form can be obtained at any Pasco County Library System location and when completed will be submitted to the Pasco County Library System Administrative Office for approval and card issuance.
Out-of-county residents who are not eligible for reciprocal borrowing or a free card may obtain a Pasco County Library Cooperative patron card for a fee of $25.00 per year.
Once issued, library cards shall remain valid for two consecutive years, except unverified cards which expire after 12 months. Once expired, patrons must verify their contact information at any branch or over the phone to renew their card and reinstate borrowing privileges. If name or address changes must be made, patrons must renew their account in person with appropriate documentation. Borrowing privileges shall be suspended if unpaid late fees accrue in excess of $4.99. A suspension of borrowing privileges may be waived where extenuating circumstances exist in the opinion of the library branch manager or designee. Unpaid late fees shall remain due until paid in full.
All information supplied in the registration process is strictly confidential, and the Pasco County Library System is prohibited by Section 257.261, Florida Statue, from revealing patron-related information. For specific information see the Library’s Confidentiality Policy.
Print a Registration Form:
Please bring the completed form to the Circulation Desk at any Pasco County Cooperative location.