Your Library Card
Who can get a library card, how to apply, and how to use your library card.
An individual may become a registered borrower if he/she is a resident of Hawkeye, rural Fayette County or from any neighboring unincorporated town without a library. An individual may be a borrower if he/she has a valid card from another Iowa Library. Registration is updated yearly. There is no age limit on obtaining a library card. If the borrower is under 14, a parent's signature is required on the registration card.
A borrower must use his/her own card when checking out materials. Books are checked out for a two week period. Some media materials have different loan periods which are clearly posted.
A borrower may renew materials once if other borrowers haven't resserved them.
Materials may be returned at the outside book return, the inside return slot, or at the check out desk. Because the outside return ins available 24 hours every day, fines are charged each day the library is open.