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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.

Got a card? Now what?

  • At home: log in to your library account [username = card number, password = last name in capital letters]. View or update account information, such as your contact information (residence, phone, email), holds, privacy settings and notifications. Renewals on eligible materials are automatic.
  • Anywhere: use the library website, including our online services and digital resources with your card number- listen to music, learn by educational tutorials, stream movies, download ebooks & audiobooks, do research, print documents wirelessly (and come in to pick them up) and much more. Any questions? Our staff are eager to help!
  • At the library: use our many services, use the computers, participate in our Makerspace areas, check out and reserve books, magazines, DVDs, games, mobile hotspots, museum passes, seeds, and even adaptive learning toys. Some Makerspace areas include pre-preparation and a waiver where required. Inquire with staff.

How long can you check out materials? 

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

Items

How long?

How many?

Renew automatically?

Adaptive Toys

3 weeks

Up to 35

Yes, up to 5 times*

NEW Books, Books on tape/CD, Playaways

2 weeks

Up to 35

Yes, up to 5 times* 

Books, Books on tape/CD, Playaways

3 weeks

Up to 35

Yes, up to 5 times*

DVDs

1 week

Up to 10

Yes, up to 5 times*

eContent: Flipster

2 weeks

Up to 10

Yes, 1 time*

eContent: Hoopla

      • Movies & TV shows
      • Music 
      • ebooks, audiobooks, comics, graphic novels

3-21 days

3 days

7 days

21 days

12 per month except music: 2 per month

Does not apply

eContent: Overdrive

2 weeks

Up to 10 

Manual Renewal in OD

Games

1 week

Up to 2

Yes, up to 5 times*

Launchpads

1 week

1

Yes, up to 5 times*

Magazines

2 weeks

 Up to 35

Yes, up to 5 times*

Mobile Hotspots

3 weeks

1

No renewals

Museum Passes 

1 week

1 per museum

Passes are non-renewable

  • *Renewals apply to items with no outstanding holds by our other patrons.

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

  • Yes. You can place holds online by logging in to your account. Once logged in, you'll see a "place hold" option when you click on the item you want. Choose the branch where you would like to pick it up. An email can be sent letting you know it has arrived if your account is setup to do so.
  • You can also call or visit the library for assistance.
  • You will have 8 business days to come in and pick up your holds. Then they become available for the next patron.

You want to check out something at a different branch - can we send it to your 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 you don't return your checkouts when they're due?

  • Fines are no longer applied to overdue items. However, past charges remain on the account. Accounts with more than $5 in past fines are blocked from renewals, and future check outs until paid and overdue items is returned.
  • Overdue material is not fined, however, accounts are blocked after 7 days from the item due date. Materials not been returned after 105 days from the due date are considered lost, and a lost-materials fee is automatically accrued to the account. 

 Can you use the computers 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). Guest passes are available for one-time use.
  • 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".

 Can you print and scan documents at the library or wirelessly?

  • YesWe have a printer at all branches. Prints (per page) are 10 cents for black & white, and 25 cents for color.
  • We have a scanner, no charge, to scan your paper documents. Scan them to the printer or to a USB drive.
  • You can use our Wireless Printing Service remotely from anywhere, and pick up your document at the branch you choose, within 5 days.
  • You can print documents from one of our public computers or from your USB drive.

 You still have a few more questions?

  • No problem!