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Access and Borrowing

Policy Type

Using Your Library Card

Registration:

  • To get a library card identification with your current address is required.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Lost cards can be replaced at a change of $2.00 per card.

Types of Library Cards:

Each of these cards may have differing checkout policies:

  • Adult: For any resident of the City of Manitowoc and other residents within the library system boundaries.
  • Young Adult (YA): For any resident of the City of Manitowoc and other residents within the library system boundaries ages 13 to 17.
  • Youth: For any resident of the City of Manitowoc and other residents within the library system boundaries up to age 13.
  • Club Cards: For non-profit groups, agencies, group homes and organizations, operating within the Manitowoc Calumet Library System service area.
  • Special Needs Cards: Issued to individuals who are unable to use regular Library services because of disability, medical condition, or age-related frailty.
  • Literacy Cards: Allows literacy tutors and students to check out literacy and ESL materials.
  • Teacher Cards: Educators who live or work in the library system service area and wish to borrow items for instructional use.
  • Temporary Cards: People living temporarily within the City of Manitowoc.

Checkout policies per item are as follows:

ITEM TYPE LOAN PERIOD DAILY OVERDUE CHARGES
DVDs 7 Days $1.00
Books 21 Days $.20
Music CDs 21 Days $.20
Books on CD 21 Days $.20
Magazines/Comics 21 Days $.20
Wi-Fi Hotspots 14 Days $1.00
Discussion Kits 6 Weeks $1.00
Toys 21 Days $.20

Renewals:

  • Items can be renewed three times if there are no holds on the item