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Your Library Card

Who can get a library card, how to apply, and how to use your library card.

Residents of Arlington, rural Fayette County or a patron from an Open Access Library in Iowa may become a registered borrower of the Arlington Public Library.  Registration is for a three (3) year period.  There is no age limit for obtaining a library card.  We encourage all members of a family to have their own card but we also inform them of our Open Borrowing Privileges.

Library Card Application

Open Borrowing Privileges

The library maintains collections of materials for children, young adults, and adults. Anyone regardless of age, may select from any part of the collection.  To serve varied interests and points of view, we select materials from a broad range of political, economic, religious, artistic, and philosophic viewpoints.  Whether a book on sex education, information on controversial issues, or a videotape rated "R" by the Motion Picture Association of America, the Library may own materials on subjects that you, as parents, may consider unsuitable for your own children.  The Arlington Public Library has a strong commitment to a policy of open access by which all materials are available to Library users regardless of age. Because we live in a democatic society which values freedom of thought and work, it is essential that the Public Library respect each person's right to information and confidentiality, no matter the age. It must be the responsibility of those parents who wish to monitor their own children's use of library materials.